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Information Technology Computer Security and Forensic Investigation

Basic Certificate (BC)

Computer Security and Forensic Investigation, Track I: Information SecurityView the Semester Map for Computer Security and Forensics Investigation (Information Security Track) Basic Certificate
Computer Security and Forensic Investigation, Track II: Digital ForensicsView the Semester Map for Computer Security and Forensics Investigation (Computer Forensic Law Enforcement Track) Basic Certificate

The Basic Certificate program in Computer Security and Forensic Investigation (CSFI) program comprises two tracks: (I) Information Security and  (II) Digital Forensics. CSFI includes a required  core group of courses and expands on the Information Security focus and the Forensic Investigation focus. All students are required to complete the core course group prior to selecting the one track that fits their objective.      
       
Track I: Information Security. This track focuses on design, implementation, and management of information security in the corporate environment. Students will be prepared for the nationally recognized Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam. CISSP designation can provide career enhancement, increase marketability, and ensure prospective employers of a certain level of information security knowledge. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate in Computer Security and Forensic Investigation,
      
Track II: Digital Forensics. This track focuses on computer forensic investigation and provides students, professionals, law enforcement personnel, criminal justice majors, and other interested parties with the procedures and methodology for investigating computer crimes and handling electronic evidence as it relates to criminal procedures. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate in Computer Security and Forensic Investigation,  
 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

297

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

23 CH

Track 1: Information Security: 101*, 102, 202, 213, 214, 215, 216

OR  

Track 2: Digital Forensics: 101*, 102, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206  

*Students may opt to test out of 101 - General Technology Essentials if they have extensive computer and networking education/experience.

Comp Security and Forensic Inv
COMPSFI 101
General Technology Essentials 4
This course is a basic requirement for the Computer Security and Forensic Investigation certificate program/plan 297. Explores the basic areas of knowledge necessary to understand information security architecture and lay a firm foundation for further study and coursework. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 102-1
Information Security Essentials 3
This course covers essential terminology, concepts, principles, and practices in Information Security and Assurance. The course balances a mix of technical and non-technical components for building, managing, and maintaining secure systems. The course introduces students to risk management, security policies, laws and ethics as they relate to Information Security, and prevailing controls and countermeasures used to minimize the risk of security breaches and intrusions. The course also provides an overview of the current trends in information security and the challenges faced when attempting to build secure systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 101 OR CIS 116 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 202
Introduction To Cybercrime 3
This course is one of the requirements for the Computer and Forensic Investigation certificate program/plan 297. This course is designed to introduce various types and levels of cybercrime, the far-reaching consequences of such crime, and some recovery measures. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in COMPSFI 101.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 203
Financial Cybercrime 3
This course is one of the requirements for Computer Security and Forensic Investigation certificate program /plan 297. Explores the various types of economic cybercrime, the far-reaching consequences of such crime, and some recovery and countermeasures. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in COMPSFI 102 and COMPSFI 202.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 204
Intro to Computer Forensics and Law 3
This course is one of the requirements for Computer Security and Forensic Investigation certificate program/plan 297. Designed to provide an introduction to the world of computer forensics and the attendant legal issues concerning privacy and electronic evidence. Explores computer forensics as the science of collecting , preserving and analyzing data from computers so they can be admissible at a company discipline hearing or in a court of law. Surveys problems of maintaining a secure technological environment, protecting the identity of individuals, as well as protecting confidential information. In addition, it will introduce techniques used in the collection and analysis of evidence. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in COMPSFI 102 and COMPSFI 202.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 205-1
Computer Forensics Technology 3
This course is one of the requirements for the Computer Security and Forensic certificate Investigation program/plan 297. A continuation of COMPSFI 204. An in-depth, hands-on analysis and practice of computer forensics investigation techniques, technology, and procedures in a setting that simulates a real network environment. Demonstrates how to manage investigations from start to finish, how to use computer forensic technology to conduct such investigations, and how to present collected information to investigations, and how to present collected information to attorneys and courts. Follows six areas in computer forensic investigation: strategy, documentation techniques, use of technology, industry procedures, courtroom techniques, and enforcement developments and trends. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in COMPSFI 203 and COMPSFI 204.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 206
Internet Vulnerabilities, Criminal Activities & Investigative Procedures 4
This course is one of the requirements of the Computer Security and Forensic Investigation program/plan 297. An overview of appropriate, lawful investigative procedures for the collection, documentation, preparation and presentation of evidence from internet cybercrime investigations. The lab course focuses on the areas of search and seizure, the use of some evidence analysis and presentation software and other appropriate software tools. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CIS 158, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 213
Information Security Technology 3
Provides a hands-on review and analysis in a laboratory environment of the following six major areas of information security technology: firewalls, intrusion detection, virus detection, encryption, authentication/authorization, and trending/tracking/logging/analysis. Provides an understanding of each technology on a conceptual level as well as an understanding of specific technology brands. Demonstrates how to build and manage a complete information security architecture within a corporate computing environment. Writing assignments, as appropriate the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in COMPSFI 102 and COMPSFI 202.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 214
Information Securtiy Systems Analysis 4
This course is one of the requirements for Computer Security and Forensic Investigation certificate program/plan. Continuation of COMPSFI 103. Identification of classes of security systems and monitoring procedures. Introduces security and monitoring procedures and critical elements of effective security systems. Provides an overview of the challenges faced when attempting to build a secure security systems, and explores possible counter-measures to intrusions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or Grade of C or better in English 100 and Grade of C or better in CIS 120, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 215
Information Security Domain 3
An overview of the critical information security domains. The Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) in information security is extensive and requires a thorough understanding of the security discipline or domains. This course will cover what each domain is, what area it encompasses, and how it is integral to the information security process. Provide an excellent preparation for those who wish to pursue certification as an information security professional. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in COMPSFI 213.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
COMPSFI 216
Info Security Program Management 3
This capstone course is one of the requirements for the Computer Security and Forensic Investigation certificate program/plan 297. Explores the critical areas of security policies and procedures that govern how an institution views the importance, often underestimated, of securing the network environment and the relationship between those policies and procedures and the network security layers that need to be protected. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in COMPSFI 102 and 214.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright

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