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Cyber Security

The goal of Richland College Cyber Security and Digital Forensics programs is to bring the latest technology and a vendor-neutral education where we break away from traditional Information Technology training methods.

This program begins with the college core and technology courses that introduce students to topics such as computer hardware, operating systems, and networking in the very first semester. In the second semester, the student is introduced to information security and digital forensics, as well as advanced networking and operating systems. In the third a semester a student will concentrate in Digital Forensics, Information Assurance, Cyber Defense, Secure Systems Administration, and Secure Network Administration.

As an integral part of the program, we encourage and require independent thinking and problem solving to explore scientific approach on reliable investigations. This is accomplished by performing hands-on labs, teamwork, and participating in collegiate competitions such as CCDC, National Cyber League, and the Black T-Shirt Challenge. Our graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce with technician level skills and ready to complete industry certifications. Certifications a student can take along their journey are A+, Linux+, CCENT or CCNA, MCP, ACE, EnCE, CeH.

Richland College is designated by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center as a National Center of Digital Forensic Academic Excellence.



Digital Forensic Analyst Technical Certificate

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