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Cases of identity theft, check fraud, auction fraud, phishing, and other forms of digital crime have increased substantially over the years. If you hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, a postbaccalaureate certificate program could help you acquire the knowledge and technical skills to pursue an entry-level position in computer forensics.
The online Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:
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With this certificate, you could prepare for the CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) certification exams.‡
This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek entry-level employment in the field of computer forensics.†
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
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May 14, 2014
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Jun 11, 2014
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Jul 02, 2014
This course introduces the concepts behind today’s networks. It outlines current network design, explaining the OSI Model and the methods of carrying data over wired and wireless media. Other topics include fundamental network design components, such as topologies and access methods, basic administration of network operating systems, and troubleshooting methods for data transmission and recovery.
In this program you will learn the principles and terminology of network administration as you prepare for a career in a variety of entry-level positions in network technology and administration.* You will be provided with the skill sets needed to analyze, design, and evaluate network hardware and software solutions.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
A key part of the course assignment is your ability to use a drawing tool called Microsoft Visio. Throughout the course, you will be tasked with developing Microsoft Visio diagrams of computer networks. A quick way to pick up how to use this tool is to watch the following 10 minute YouTube video.
How to Use Microsoft Visio-a Basic Overview (10 minutes)
The skills from this course will help you determine what area of computer networking you may be interested in seeking certifications in addition to your degree. While a degree opens up many doors, employers also look at certifications in addition to your degree.†
Total Program Credits: 28
This course covers current topics in network
security, such as threat detection and response methods.
Introductory topics, such as proxy servers, firewalls, and other
threat detection and protection methods, will be discussed. This
course is designed, among other things, to provide the student
with the requisite knowledge to sit for the CompTIA Security+
certification examination. While the course may provide the
student with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination,
Kaplan University cannot guarantee the student's eligibility
either to take this exam or become certified.
If you plan to pursue a career in security, this course covers the foundational information to help you succeed.* It explains IT security basics; malware and threat management; social engineering; risk and business continuity planning; cryptography; security policies and operational security; and the security administration. You will also be able to use the concepts in this course to study for the CompTIA Security+ Exam SYO-301.†
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
† Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
Exercise: Upload and Download Speed Test
Search for Internet speed test or bandwidth test websites (ex: McAfee Speedometer or bandwidthplace.com) and test your current system for both download and upload speed. Take a screen capture of the response. Explain your results and how these results may change overtime.
Exercise: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA helps network administrators test the security state of their systems and detect problems with configuration and software updates. Research MBSA on Microsoft's website. If you have Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 installed on your system, you can download and run MBSA by following the instructions on the website. Take a screen capture of your results. Explain your results and any issues MSBA has identified.
How does MBSA compare to Windows Update? If you cannot install MBSA on your system, research it on Microsoft's web site and write a summary of the features and results it generates.
This course provides an overview of computer forensic investigation principles, computer forensic software, and techniques for capturing and analyzing data from various digital storage media such as Apple iPads, GPS (Global Positioning System) devices, and portable USB devices. Students will understand the scientific principles behind forensic science and learn to apply those principles to the examination of digital evidence.
This course provides an introduction to the
intrusion detection systems available to protect networks from
cybercriminals. Students explore various security concepts and
the basics of security attacks. Students install and configure
various intrusion detection system tools. Topics include
principles and classifications of intrusion detection systems,
the incident response process, and response types. Additionally,
the course presents insight into intrusion detection and
forensics and incident response strategies required to protect
In this course, students learn about computer forensics and techniques used to perform computer
forensics examinations. Students learn how
to gather and protect evidence used in
prosecuting computer crimes. Topics in this
course include acquiring digital evidence, bookmarking data, file signature
analysis, hash analysis, and other
forensic techniques. This course is designed, among other things, to provide the student with the requisite knowledge to sit for the EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) exam. While the course may provide the
student with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan
University cannot guarantee the student’s eligibility either to take this exam
or become certified.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.
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Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
* Internet Crime Complaint Center, 2009 Internet Crime Report, on the Internet at www.ic3.gov/media/annualreport/2009_IC3Report.pdf.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡ Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams.
§ This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.