online Graduate Certificate for Digital Forensics Professionals

As a leader in online education, American Military University offers an impressive portfolio of career-relevant certificates that IT professionals are seeking, including the Certificate in Digital Forensics. The Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics is facilitated entirely online. This enables working professionals to fit a graduate-level education into their busy schedules and to learn in a familiar Web environment. Learners ascertain innovative tools and leading industry methods for collecting and scientifically analyzing digital devices and data associated with cybercrime. Students learn requirements for supporting legal proceedings in criminal and civil forensics, rules for presenting evidence, and how to maintain the integrity of the chain of custody.

American Military University designed this cutting-edge certificate in partnership with industry advisory councils, ensuring that students learn forensics models for identifying, collecting and presenting evidence used in prosecuting cybercrime. This unique program explores advanced techniques and technology used for identifying criminal concealment and cloaking techniques (e.g., cryptography and stenograph), as well as the legislative methods needed for mitigation. The certificate aligns with proficiencies related to mid-level IT duties such as computer/digital forensics examiner, forensics systems analyst, forensics system engineer, IT forensics manager, multimedia exploitation specialist, information systems analyst, information systems operations analyst, information assurance engineer, computer forensics analyst, cyber ninja, cyber athlete, and cyber gladiator. Students connect online with American Military University’s expansive community of IT professionals. Courses are taught by expert IT instructors, many who are at the forefront of the growing digital forensics field and leading in government agencies and private industry.

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Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $270/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $325 per credit hour $350/credit hour standard rate

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*On January 1, 2020, our per-credit-hour undergraduate tuition rate will be $285 and master’s/graduate certificate rate will be $370. The technology fee will be $65 per course. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a military tuition grant, which caps undergraduate and master’s-level tuition at $250 per credit hour. The military grant covering veterans will continue through December 31, 2019.

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