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Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Credential

Credit Recommendation

  • Information Technology/Computer Science: 4 credits, upper division level
    Includes CSS436: Systems Forensics, Investigations and Response equivalency.

Effective Dates 

January 2011 through December 2020

Issuing Agency

EC-Council

How to Apply for the Credit

Credit Recommendation Details / Competencies

Information Technology/Computer Science: 4 credits, upper division level
The certification and examination covers 22 domains related to computer security and computer forensics. These are typically areas that would be covered in an upper division computer security or forensics course. They include: cybercrimes, computer forensic investigations, digital evidence, search and seizure of computers, data storage, windows forensics, recovering deleted files, EnCase, image files, passwords logs, networks and network traffic, wireless and web attacks, mobile forensics, email, investigative reports and expert witnesses. The content covered includes at least 80% of the content covered in CSS 436: Systems Forensics, Investigations and Response plus additional material making it equivalent to four credits of course work. Students with this credential will be awarded four upper division level credits and will also be recognized as having learning equivalent to the three-credit CSS 436 course.