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An Online Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Digital Forensics

As a leader in online education, American Public University offers an impressive portfolio of career-relevant certificates that IT professionals are seeking, including the Certificate in Digital Forensics. The Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics is facilitated entirely online. This enables working professionals to fit a graduate-level education into their busy schedules and to learn in a familiar Web environment. Learners ascertain innovative tools and leading industry methods for collecting and scientifically analyzing digital devices and data associated with cybercrime. Students learn requirements for supporting legal proceedings in criminal and civil forensics, rules for presenting evidence, and how to maintain the integrity of the chain of custody.

American Public University designed this cutting-edge certificate in partnership with industry advisory councils, ensuring that students learn forensics models for identifying, collecting and presenting evidence used in prosecuting cybercrime. This unique program explores advanced techniques and technology used for identifying criminal concealment and cloaking techniques (e.g., cryptography and stenograph), as well as the legislative methods needed for mitigation. 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 who are at the forefront of the growing digital forensics field and leading in government agencies and private industry.

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 11 students.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable
Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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