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Explore Incident Response Undergraduate Certificate
Gain a foundation in cyber security (including knowledge of 10+ applications and platforms) and enter this growing field with a credential employers will respect with Champlain's online incident response certificate.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your bachelor's degree in cybersecurity online.
A Nationally Recognized Leader in Cybersecurity
Champlain is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity and digital forensics education and home of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation & Cybersecurity. With a robust faculty of expert-practitioner instructors who have significant experience working for top organizations and are sought-after thought leaders in the field, we specialize in building agile cybersecurity and digital forensics programs that the meet mission-critical needs of today's businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal governments.
Champlain has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2006, and Champlain cybersecurity programs have been named best in the nation by SC Magazine. Champlain is also designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Air Force Office of Special Investigations - the fifth college in the nation to receive this distinction.
Build Your Career Future
We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our incident response certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, an incident response certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.
Academic Excellence and Recognition
Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community
Named among the top MBA programs by Abound/Colleges of Distinction
Gain New Skills with a Certificate
Cybersecurity careers are expected to grow 32% between 2018 and 2028, significantly higher than the average growth for all fields, as a result of increase cyber threats across all industries.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019
Top Reasons to Pursue a Certificate
- Enter a new field
- Build new skills
- Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
- Differentiate your resume
- Earn your credential
- Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online incident response undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online incident response courses encompass the top skills needed by today's information security professionals.
- Digital Forensic Investigation Techniques
- Intrusion Analysis and Response
- Operating System Forensics
Plus One Of The Following:
- Security Scripting With Python
- Emerging Threats & Defenses
- Cyber Policy Analysis & Implementation
This exciting course introduces students to the myriad software tools and best practices for handling digital evidence. Labs utilize Champlain College Online's Forensic VDI and challenge students to begin building their skills, from creating a hash value for a forensic copy with X-Ways Forensics and FTK Imager, to examining evidence with The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Autopsy and/or EnCase.
CYBR-320 covers strategies, techniques and technologies used in attacking and defending information systems, and how to design secure networks and protect against intrusion, malware and other hacker exploits. Students will use the Security Onion Linux distribution and the Security Onion toolkit and will perform some log analysis. However, the course has its bigger focus on best practices.
CYBR-240, CFDI-240, CYBR-210.
Building on the skills students have previously acquired, this course offers students the opportunity to deep dive into a case using X-Ways Forensics to examine the registry, understand "typical" user activities on the Internet (social media and search histories, for example), and create a timeline/events. Students also gain more experience with RegRipper along with an introduction to analyzing a memory dump using Volatility.
In CYBR-260, students learn how to script with Python (through IDLE and PyCharm), keeping in sight that being able to program is not just about being able to program. It's also about understanding how programs are put together and how they work, what is possible, and how to control the system.
In CYBR-410, students have a look on how the landscape of threats and defenses is evolving. Some of the tools used in the class are: Social Engineer's Toolkit (Kali Linux), Metasploitable, Low Orbit Ion Cannon (loic), hping3, TinyCA, and openSSL.
This course examines cybersecurity policy planning in an organizational context. The aim is to examine key procedures, such as security requirements analysis and risk assessments, to determine their roles in policy formation.
Graduates of the online incident response certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
- Evaluate the computer network and information security needs of an organization.
- Troubleshoot, maintain, and update an enterprise-level information security system.
- Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions.
- Forensic VDI
- FTK Imager
- Low Orbit Ion Cannon (Ioic)
- Social Engineer's Toolkit (Kali Linux)
- Security Onion
- The Sleuth Kit (TSK)
- Tiny CA
- X-Ways Forensics
Champlain College Online's cybersecurity faculty, led by Cybersecurity Program Leaders Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA and Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, PhD, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our incident response certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s information security professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the world of cybersecurity, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
Alumni of the Champlain College Online undergraduate certificate in incident response program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits nationwide, including:
- Defense Finance & Accounting Services
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- U.S. Marshals Service
Titles our alumni hold include:
- Disclosure Enforcement Specialist
- Information Technology Analyst
- IT Specialist
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