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Computer Forensics and Information Security - Undergraduate Certificate

The Computer Forensics and Information Security undergraduate certificate provides an introduction to information security and incident response, forensic preparation and data recovery and analysis.

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Susan Hoffman | Assistant Professor | Information Technology
Phone: 330-339-3391
Email: schoffma@kent.edu

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Program Information

Coursework

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
CRIM 26704ISSUES IN LAW AND SOCIETY (KSS) 3
IT 11005INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY 3
IT 11009COMPUTER ASSEMBLY AND CONFIGURATION 4
IT 21002NETWORK SETUP AND CONFIGURATION 4
IT 36320COMPUTER FORENSICS 3
IT 36330LOCAL AREA NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS 3
IT 46331LOCAL AREA NETWORK SECURITY AND FIREWALLS 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:23

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.500 2.000
Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Ashtabula Campus
    • Tuscarawas Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Computer and information systems managers

10.4%

much faster than the average

461,000

number of jobs

$151,150

potential earnings

Computer network architects

5.0%

faster than the average

160,100

number of jobs

$116,780

potential earnings

Computer network support specialists

6.4%

faster than the average

195,100

number of jobs

$65,450

potential earnings

Information security analysts

31.2%

much faster than the average

131,000

number of jobs

$103,590

potential earnings

Network and computer systems administrators

4.3%

about as fast as the average

373,900

number of jobs

$84,810

potential earnings

Notice:

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.