Online Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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Program at a Glance
  • Develop knowledge in fundamental IT areas including intrusion detection systems, incident response strategies, and forensic techniques.
  • Explore computer forensic software and gain proficiency in these programs.
  • Use your computer forensics training to prepare for industry certification exams.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate Overview

Identity theft, check fraud, phishing, and other forms of digital crime are a concern in today's interconnected age. Purdue Global’s Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate prepares you with the critical knowledge and technical skills you need to pursue entry-level positions in the field of computer forensics.

The curriculum for the online certificate in computer forensics is designed to provide foundational knowledge of key information technology areas.

Our computer forensics training can prepare you to:

  • Apply current technical tools and methodologies to solve problems.
  • Design information systems and analyze users’ technical issues.
  • Evaluate IT trends, practices, and products.
  • Assess the potential impact of information systems and technology on business processes.

Prepare for Certification

Earning a postbaccalaureate certificate in computer forensics online could also help you prepare for the following certification exams*

  • CompTIA Network
  • CompTIA Security
  • EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Career Opportunities

This online certificate program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek entry-level employment in the field of computer forensics.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Active Listening
  4. Speaking
  5. Systems Analysis

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

The curriculum in this program focuses on the key technical skills and knowledge that can be applied to the field of computer forensics.

Sample Courses
  • Networking Concepts
  • Network Security Concepts
  • Computer Forensics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Intrusion Detection and Incidence Response
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Credit Breakdown
  • Major Credits28
  • Total Credits28

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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

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*Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.