As a leader in online education, American Public University offers an impressive portfolio of career-relevant certificates that IT professionals are seeking, including the Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics. Cybercrime is on the rise and American Public University is at the forefront of providing career-relevant education in this rapidly evolving discipline. The Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime is offered entirely online, which enables IT professionals to fit a graduate-level education into their busy schedules and to learn in a familiar Web environment. The certificate examines leading cybercrime investigation models, prevention methods, and the governing federal and international laws used to mitigate cybercrime. Students learn methods for identifying, collecting and analyzing digital devices and data related to cybercriminal investigations. The curriculum focuses on critical challenges faced by intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement and private organizations, including cybercrime countermeasures, cyber terrorism, cyber war, cyber stalking and cyber bullying.
The certificate aligns with proficiencies related to mid-level IT duties such as computer/digital forensics examiner, forensics systems analyst, forensics system engineer, IT forensics manager, multimedia exploitation specialist, information systems analyst, information systems operations analyst, information assurance engineer, computer forensics analyst, cyber ninja, cyber athlete, and cyber gladiator. Students connect online with American Public University’s expansive community of IT professionals. Courses are taught by expert IT instructors. Many are leaders in the cybercrime and IT field serving in government agencies and private industry.