Program Goals and Outcomes

Forensic computer examiner goals and outcomes

Our online Forensic Computer Examiner Certificate is geared toward students interested in learning more about digital forensics for personal or professional enrichment. However, on its own, a certificate-level program will not qualify graduates for jobs in forensics or crime scene investigation.

Forensic Computer Examiner

Certificate 6-10 mo As low as $50/mo
800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

To provide students with enhanced knowledge in the area of computer forensics for job or career advancement. 

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Describe the functions of hardware devices that make up a computer system, including the motherboard, CPU, memory, and storage devices
  • Describe the basics of computer maintenance and troubleshooting, including working with mobile computing and external devices
  • Demonstrate effective business and technical writing skills, and recognize how to prepare business and technical documents
  • Explain the functions of a computer's operating system, including Windows, Linux, and Mac systems
  • Identify the processes and devices that allow computers to communicate with each other to form networks
  • Recognize the foundations of the Internet, including the servers, clients, and technologies that link them together, and explain web design, web configuration, and hosting environments
  • Explain how ethics and morality relate to the criminal justice system, and recognize ethical issues encountered by criminal justice professionals
  • Discuss various types of computer-based crime and the procedures used in criminal cases that involve computers
  • Describe the concepts and practices involved in computer forensics, including using forensics tools, handling evidence, writing reports, and giving testimony

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