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The computer forensics graduate certificate prepares students for high demand IT roles such as computer/digital forensics analysts. As a specially trained cybersecurity professional, you will gain the expertise you need for this exciting, evolving career.
Modern organizations increasingly depend on network and wireless-based communication, making them more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Consequently, organizations need IT roles that specialize in “incident response” in case of such attacks and subsequent “forensic analysis” of digital evidence.
With expected continued growth in this field, and strong regional demand, Maryland is a state with one of the highest concentration of these jobs.
The program is intended for students who have a bachelor’s degree in a computing-related field and are seeking advanced study. It may also interest you if:
When you’re ready to advance your education, you may seamlessly transfer your post-baccalaureate certificate credits toward the master’s degree program in applied information technology.
The program is offered in a hybrid format, with online and in-person courses.
AIT 600 Information Technology Infrastructure (3)
AIT 610 Systems Development Process (3)
AIT 650 Computer & Network Forensics and Incident Response (3)
AIT 660 Mobile Device Forensics (3)
AIT 745 Case Studies in Computer Forensics (3)
Application deadlines and admission requirements for the certificate are the same as those for the applied information technology master’s program.
For information on program costs, related careers, and graduation and median loan debt data, please see the Federal Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Data.