Digital Forensics Overview
In today’s technologically advanced world, any crime scene can potentially harbor digital evidence: information stored in digital form that may be of evidentiary value in a criminal investigation. Today more than ever before, the identification, collection and preservation of digital evidence are critical skills in crime scene processing and require forensically sound methodologies.
AAAF uses the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Investigation Training Program (DCITP) as a model for its Digital Evidence curriculum. Using the DCITP model, AAAF has established one of the few comprehensive Digital Evidence training programs and state-of-the-art computer forensics teaching laboratories in the nation. AAAF’s Digital Evidence training curriculum provides training in three areas: incident response, hardware forensics and network forensics, as well as, a full range of related courses in such areas as electronic forensics (surveillance devices and video), presentation of forensic evidence in court, and quality assurance in forensic investigations.
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The AAAF offers a Professional Certificate in Digital Forensics. Students will be awarded this certificate upon completion of the following classes:
Required Core Classes:
FRN 7860 - Hardware Fundamentals for Law Enforcement (32 hours)
FRN 7871 - Introduction to Computer Forensics (32 hours)
FRN 7872 - Intermediate Computer Forensics (32 hours)
FRN 7873 - Advanced Computer Forensics (16 hours)
FRN 7865 - Level 1: Mobile Device Forensics (16 hour)
FRN 7895 - Level 2: Mobile Device Forensics (40 hours)
FRN 7883 - Introduction to Wireless Investigations (24 hours) ONLINE
PLUS any (2) of the following electives:
FRN 7897 - Internet Investigation (32 hours) ONLINE
FRN 7878 - Digital Evidence Expertise in the Courtroom (16 hours) ONLINE
FRN 7880 - Credit Card Fraud & Digital Evidence (24 hours) ONLINE
FRN 7879 - Best Practices for Seizing Evidence (16 hours) ONLINE
FRN 7881 - Investigation of Social Networking Sites (16 hours) ONLINE
FRN 7893 - Introduction to GPS Evidence for Law Enforcement (32 hours) ONLINE
FRN 7898 - Automotive Digital Evidence (16 hours) ONLINE
FRN 7899 - Apple iOS Forensics (16 hours)
Upon completion of the required classes, please contact the Digital Forensics Program Developer for your certificate.Up to (2) classes may be waived based on prior training. This certificate is for professional development and is not a degree program.