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The first two courses in the Cybercrime concentration prepare students for the CompTIA A+ and Net+ certifications. By the time a student graduates, they will be ready to pass industry certifications CompTIA A+, Net +, and Security + as well as FAIR, ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and ISC2 System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)/Certified Information Systems Security Professional(CISSP). In addition we are preparing to launch classes to prepare students for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Why Professional Certifications?
In today’s World of Cybersecurity, employers are seeking a triad in cybersecurity education: degree, certification, and real-world-experience. Indiana State University's Cybercrime degree is built around this concept. ISC2, the world's leading cybersecurity professional organization state in their 2020 Cybersecurity Workforce Study state that cybersecurity certifications are essential in addition to your cybersecurity degree because they validate your knowledge and expertise in a world where technology changes and industry trends emerge all the time1 . CompTIA, the world's leading tech association and unparalleled certification program, states that a student with a certification is the one that is going to get hired if they both have a cybersecurity degree and one has no certifications and will receive a higher starting salary than those with any certifications. CompTIA research shows that students who are hired and have cybersecurity certifications are more confident, more knowledgeable, reach job proficiency quicker, are more reliable and perform at a higher level2.
In addition, to professional vendor neutral cybersecurity certifications, students learn from two of the industry leading digital forensics software, Magnet Forensics Axiom Cyber and Paraben E:3 Universal. In doing so the class prepares them for Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE) and Paraben Certified Computer Operator (P2CO) and Mobile Operator (DSMO)
CSS130 Cyber Fundamentals I (CompTIA A+)
CSS131 Cyber Fundamentals II (CompTIA Net+)
CSS235 Computer Forensics I (MCFE)
CSS236 Computer Forensics II (P2CO) and (DSMO)
CSS310 Cybercrime Investigations
CSS312 Advanced Digital Forensics (CHFI)
CSS330 Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (CompTIA Security + and ISACA CRISC)
CSS332 Information Systems Security (SSCP/CISSP)
CSS411 Cyber Threat Analysis (FAIR)