American Public University offers an impressive portfolio of career-relevant certificates including the Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Forensics. Students learn advanced computer investigation, analysis, and investigative forensics techniques related to cybercrime.
The program examines common incident response procedures and the value of fully-functioning computer forensics laboratories. Key tops include Web attacks, router forensics, email crime, corporate espionage, and steganography—the process of hiding and embedding data or messaging. Students learn skills and tools needed to create a forensic investigation case for the purpose of uncovering cybercrime activities and preventing future attacks.
The course is structured around analyzing data with interest in generating potential legal evidence. Working with practitioner instructors, students are taught how to analyze file systems, hard disks, and various other types of digital media.