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Certificate of Achievement

Cyber Security and Computer Forensics

This Multidisciplinary Certificate Program serves as preparation for those seeking to be trained as information security technicians with skills necessary to identify criminal activities such as hacking, phishing, identity theft, email, and virus and DOS (Denial of Service) attacks. Through lab-based courses, students will gain the skills necessary to deploy security measures in order to thwart potential attacks. The Program is intended for those who desire an entry-level position in the Information Security field or people seeking a career change who have had criminal justice experience. Some of the courses are mapped to the objectives for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Program. Positions are available in national or local government agencies as well as private security firms.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the criminal justice process in the United States.
  • Explain the current criminal laws (TITLE 2C) of the state of New Jersey.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the process of criminal investigation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the causes of Information Technology crime in our society.
  • Explain the reasoning and the cost factors involved in the implementation of an Information Security program.
  • Explain system hardening, including features in operating systems and networks that enable target hardening.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of data acquisition, computer forensic analysis, email investigations, image file recovery, investigative report writing, and expert witness requirements.
  • Identify the major steps in the cyber-crime investigative process.

Certificate Requirements(20 credits)

Code Name Credits
CIS 106 Linux Fundamentals 1
CIS 180 Networking Essentials 3
CIS 286 Networking Security Fundamentals 3
CIS 289 Computer Forensics and Investigations 4
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ 105 Investigative Function 3
CJ 106 Criminal Law of New Jersey 3

Total Credits 20