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Digital Forensics, Certificate Governors State University




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In 2009 the Internet crime complaint center received 336,655 complaints, a 22.3 percent increase over 2008. The vast majority of cases contained elements of fraud and financial loss to cybercrime victims. Source: "2009 Annual Report, "Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Growing Need

To address the increasing threat from cybercrime, digital forensics is necessary and important. Law enforcement and government agencies, organizations and companies all need digital forensics professionals to better protect digital assets and to investigate cybercrime.

Outstanding Preparation

The Digital Forensics certificate at Governors State University provides you with theoretical and practical knowledge in digital forensics, one of the fastest growing branches of computer security. As a digital forensics investigator, you will specialize in recovering, analyzing and presenting data from computers for use in investigations or as evidence. You will determine the details of intrusions into computer systems, recover data from encrypted or erased files and recover emails and deleted passwords.

This certificate is open to both upper-division undergraduate and graduate students.

Both full-time and part-time students are eligible to enroll in this certificate program. The certificate program includes four required classes and a computer science workshop in digital forensics. Two courses are offered each semester. You should be able to complete all the required courses within two semesters of fulfilling the prerequisite.

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Full Time (24 hours)

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31 Aug, 19 Jan


College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Parkway,



60484, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must meet the university requirements for graduate certificate admission.

International Students must meet the university language requirement for admission to the university. Applicants must take either Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE).

  • For the IELTS, applicants must meet the minimum acceptable score of 6.0 academic version.
  • TOEFL Exam scores: Paper - 550; Listening - 55; Reading - 54; Writing - 58; Computer Internet - 213; Listening - 21; Reading - 24; Writing - 21; Internet (iBT) - 80: Listening - 20; Speaking - 20; Reading - 20; Writing - 20.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Exam score 53: Listening - 53; Speaking - 53; Reading - 53; Writing - 53.

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