DCC Catalog 
    Oct 16, 2021  
DCC Catalog

Cybercrime Investigation, (CERT)

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Program Info

Minimum credits: 38
Length: 4 semesters part-time

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business
Contact: 434.797.8402 or 434.797.8462
Award: Certificate
Plan Code: 409 CIP Code: 43.0406


Program Description

The Certificate in Cybercrime investigation is designed for current law enforcement and security employees to enhance their skills. Graduates of relevant law enforcement training programs may receive advanced standing credit for some requirements.

Program Outcomes: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Investigate computer crimes and incidents and accurately analyze and report findings;
  • Prepare written computer forensics investigation reports that are admissible in court;
  • Describe network components, protocols, architectures, and the application of current communication and networking technologies;
  • Acquire, recover, document and analyze information contained within and created by computer systems, including different operating systems and networks, computer devices, and digital devices, including cellular telephones and digital cameras;
  • Identify the specifics of computer and network security exposures and vulnerabilities and the countermeasures available to prevent breaches and other system intrusions;
  • Help organizations increase awareness of security policies and procedures;
  • Collect, analyze and evaluate evidence data using industry-standard computer forensic software and hardware;
  • Collaborate with others to conduct a proper computer-forensics investigation;
  • Discuss and apply the rules of evidence and court procedures and apply the legal and ethical issues related to the acquisition and analysis of digital evidence.

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