Cybersecurity and Cyberforensics, Advanced Technical Certificate

Program Information

Advanced Technical Cert - Code 3002 - Catalog 2018/2019

Patrick Vilkinofsky, Assistant Professor, 386-506-4183,

Jessica Matthews, Administrative Assistant, 386-506-4138,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes


The Advanced Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity and Cyberforensics program provides the student with an understanding of both technical and management aspects of computer and network security and forensics using exposition of theory, laws, and technical forensic and security tools and techniques. Students are exposed to hands-on projects where they are required to combine theory, legal issues, and technical knowledge to solve real-world problems. The program incorporates innovative, tested methods of instruction with hands-on lab work to encourage student learning and success.


This program consists of 18 credits leading towards requirements for proficiency in protection and analysis of computer and network systems security and forensics. The program fulfills a critical need for IT professionals with expertise in cybersecurity and cyberforensics.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Conduct a password audit.
  2. Design a password security policy.
  3. Identify elements of security policy.
  4. Design and implement a firewall based on security risk management and policies.
  5. Design and implement an intrusion detection system based on security policies.
  6. Use cryptography and cryptographic protocols.
  7. Identify anomalous network packets.
  8. Create and verify a forensic image.
  9. Recover evidence in a forensically sound manner.
  10. Validate forensic tools.
  11. Identify and manage computer and network incidents.
  12. Use cryptography and cryptographic protocols.
  13. Identify the function and purpose of malware.
  14. Conduct a static and dynamic analysis of malware.
  15. Conduct a hash analysis for known files.
  16. Identify evidence of a server intrusion.

Note: The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Additional Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must have earned an Associate of Science (AS), an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, or previous Bachelor of Science (BS) with an overall grade point average of 2.5.
  2. Applicants who have not earned an associate degree may be admitted to the program if they have earned at least 60 transferrable college level credits with a grade of "C" or better in all core courses. Applicants in this category must otherwise meet all other requirements for admission which will be granted by approval of the Chair.
  3. Students may be required to take prerequisite courses to complete this certificate.


Associated Job Titles for this certificate include; Computer Security Specialist, Digital Forensics Examiner, Networks Security Analyst, Information Systems Security Engineer, Network/Security Architect, Incident Response Engineer, Computer Security Specialist, Computer Network Security Consultant, Forensics Engineer, Digital Forensics Analyst, Digital Forensics Lab Director.

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Program Specific Courses

CTS3348Linux Administration


CIS4360Applied Cybersecurity


CET4884Security Methods and Practice


CET4861Advanced Digital Forensics


CET4862Network Forensics and Incident Response


CET4860Introduction to Digital Forensics


Total Credit Hours: 18


Courses taken as part of this certificate can be applied to the Bachelor of Science Information Technology Degree - 633400