Walsh College

Digital Forensics Certificate

Building on previous knowledge, this certificate will prepare you to create and support an incident response program for an organization. You will learn to assist organizations with digital forensics and investigative needs, while acquiring the knowledge to prepare you for the CFE certification exam. 

Admissions Criteria
Available to individuals holding a bachelor's or master's degree. Applicant must possess a bachelor's or master's degree in a computer-related field or provide documented competency in the area of computer security. A minimum of one of the following is required:

  • Security+ Certification
  • CIW Security Certification
  • Network+ Certification
  • Microsoft Certification (MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS)
  • Novell Certification (CNA, CNE, MCNE)
  • CISCO Certifications (CCNA, CCNE, CCIE)
  • Security Certifications (CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, SSCP, CPP, CRISC)


Two years of verifiable professional-level, full-time work experience in network design/development/administration or information assurance.


Successfully complete with a grade of "C" (2.000) or better:

  • BIT 501  Information Systems Methodology
  • BIT 502  Program Design and Development 
  • BIT 525  Fundamentals of Networks and Telecommunications

Foundation Courses

BIT 546    Information Systems Security
BIT 571    Building an Information Protection Program
BIT 572    Information Security Safeguards
BIT 573    Information Systems Threat Assessment
BIT 574    Cryptography

Required Courses

IA 520      Ethics and Legal Issues for Security Practitioners
IA 551      The Law and Digital Crime
IA 552      Introduction to Structured Digital Forensics
IA 553      Conducting a Cyber Crime Investigation I
IA 554      Conducting a Cyber Crime Investigation II


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