Information Technology: Cyber Forensic Analyst Certificate

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Program Code: C25590S3

Information Technology: Cyber Forensic Analyst Certificate

Cybercrime continues to rise at an alarming rate. Cyber attackers are always evolving and making it more difficult for law enforcement and corporate investigators to solve the case. Small digital footprints are left behind that are paramount in learning who the offender is and leading them to prosecution.

This certificate will bridge the gap between traditional Criminal Investigations and Cyber/Computer Investigations. Students will gain the foundational knowledge and skills to properly conduct cyber investigations by studying criminal law and utilizing some of the most industry-standard tools in performing the collection, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: CCT, CTI, and NET

Courses in this program

CJC-231 Constitutional Law may be taken in place of CJC-131.

CJC courses are offered at A-B Tech Woodfin.

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This course introduces students to the Network concepts, including networking terminology and protocols, local and wide area networks, and network standards. Emphasis is placed on securing information systems and the various implementation policies. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, media, and protocols.

This course covers the history/evolution/principles and contemporary applications of criminal law. Topics include sources of substantive law, classification of crimes, parties to crime, elements of crimes, matters of criminal responsibility, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss the sources of law and identify, interpret, and apply the appropriate statutes/elements. There will be an emphasis on North Carolina law.

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This course introduces the fundamental principles of computer crime investigation processes. Topics include crime scene/incident processing, information gathering techniques, data retrieval, collection and preservation of evidence, preparation of reports and court presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to identify cyber crime activity and demonstrate proper investigative techniques to process the scene and assist in case prosecution.

This course introduces the networking field. Emphasis is placed on network terminology and protocols, local-area networks, wide-area networks, OSI model, cabling, router programming, Ethernet, IP addressing, and network standards. Upon completion, students should be able to perform tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, and models, media, Ethernet, subnetting, and TCP/IP Protocols. This is the first course in the Cisco Networking Academy’s CCNA sequence.

Total Credit Hours Required:
13

Students who have successfully completed a curriculum offering Basic Law Enforcement Training within 10 years of their application to the Cyber Forensic Analyst Certificate will receive credit for the elective (CJC-131 or CJC-231).

Curriculum is based on the 2022-23 catalog.

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