Study the Essentials of Cybercrime Investigation
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Learn to Protect Valuable Digital Assets
Explore the role of a cyber investigator with the online Certificate in Digital Forensics from The American Women’s College (TAWC) of Bay Path University. This program emphasizes the tools used in real-world digital forensics investigations to prepare you for entry-level roles or further study in the field. Upon completion, you’ll have the fundamental knowledge and technical background you need to deter and investigate cybercrime across industries.
Launch Your Cybersecurity Career
Organizations of all types rely on digital forensics professionals to prevent, detect, and investigate potential threats. Employment in computer and information technology occupations is expected to grow 15% from 2021 to 2031,1 making now a great time to enhance your technical skills in industry-relevant areas like network intrusions, mobile forensics, and phishing identification.
5 Total Courses
3 Credits per Course
Our 100% online curriculum focuses on the skill areas you need most to enter the digital forensics and cybersecurity field. Throughout your program, you’ll explore white-collar crime investigation, forensic acquisition, chain of custody, evidence handling, and more. You will also learn to apply security measures that align with the CIA triad of data — confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
This course is designed to introduce and explore the basic concepts of digital forensic investigations and analysis. Students will learn the basic terminology and tools utilized in a digital forensic investigation. Students will broaden their knowledge and understanding of what a digital forensic investigator does and the types of skills needed in this field.
Lab fee: $100
This course prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize forensic software tools to perform and analysis of a variety of digital devices. Students will also learn the role of a digital forensic examiner in both the private and public sector. Students will be introduced to fundamental principles of digital forensics investigations.
Lab fee: $100 | Prerequisite: CBY 200
This course prepares students to conduct forensic investigations on Microsoft Windows systems. Students will learn where and how to locate Windows systems artifacts. They will also gain an understanding of the types of evidence associated with a variety of crimes. Students will learn advance concepts such as data carving, live and static filtering, acquisition, and password recovery.
Lab fee: $100
This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level mobile device examiners to gain a basic understanding of how cellular devices store data, how cellular networks function, collecting evidence and preserving it, methods for radio frequency interruption, troubleshooting connections, verifying results, and the forensic process.
Lab fee: $100
This course prepares students to perform a forensic examination of mobile technologies by examining the process of collection of artifacts from handsets and SIM cards, extraction of physical data from various device types: like IOS and Android, parsing data, searching, bookmarking, visualization, and incorporation of forensic software, export and reporting.
Lab fee: $100 | Prerequisite: CBY 330
Why Earn Your Digital Forensics Certificate Online?
We created the online Certificate in Digital Forensics program to provide an introduction to the field of cybersecurity, allowing students to open doors to new professional opportunities without committing to a full bachelor’s degree. The 100% online course delivery enables you to learn from anywhere while continuing to work full time.
This certificate is also ideal for students who want to supplement their bachelor’s education by pursuing a targeted set of related technology courses instead of general electives during their program.
What You’ll Learn
Upon program completion, you will be able to:
- Describe and explain the various proactive approaches to deterring and investigating cyber incidences across industries
- Express an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to work within the field of cybersecurity
- Understand cyber governance, ethics, and information assurance within the cybersecurity arena
Application Deadline 10/18/23
Start Date 10/29/23
Applicants will need the following to apply:
|A completed application|
|Official transcripts from your high school or all regionally accredited institutions you have attended|
Cost per credit: $410
Total tuition: $6,150
Learning with TAWC is an investment in your future, which is why we strive to provide industry-led programs at competitive rates. During the application process, a tuition planner can help you explore all available options for funding your studies.
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Pursuing this certificate allows you to study the basics of digital forensics and explore new professional opportunities without pursuing a full degree. You’ll gain the fundamental skills you need to protect your organization’s assets in just nine months.
Our application deadlines are on a rolling basis, please visit the Admissions page for start dates and their deadlines.
You will complete five courses to complete the certificate. The course topics include cyber investigations, digital forensics, mobile technology, and more. For additional curriculum details, visit the program page.
This certificate prepares you to step into the role of a digital investigator and qualify for positions like computer forensics technician and forensic computer analyst. Learn more about your career options by visiting the program page.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. “Computer and Information Technology Occupations.” Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm.