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Online and Continuing Education Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Certificate Program
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Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Certificate

Linfield College has been providing working adults with the immense opportunity to earn degrees and complete certificate programs 100 percent online for over ten years. Now, ambitious and technologically savvy individuals around the world can earn a certificate and move into the rapidly growing cyber security field.

Typical Program Cost*

Average Time to Complete

$5030 39 Weeks (3-4 academic terms)

* There may be additional costs for living expenses or if students take courses over a longer period of time.

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Certificate Overview

Recent data breaches at large corporations and government offices have created an urgent need for skilled and technologically savvy individuals in the cyber security field. Knowledge and training that demonstrates a theoretical and practical understanding of computer systems and cyber security is an attractive skill set for employers in large corporations and small businesses, as well as government and law enforcement.

Employment Opportunities

Linfield’s Certificate in Computer Security and Digital Forensics provides a wealth of employment opportunities. These include but are not limited to:

  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Infrastructure Analyst
  • Intrusion Protection System Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Investigator

Who Should Enroll

A certificate from Linfield’s Cyber Security and Digital Forensics program can be the key to furthering your aspirations and career goals. Linfield’s Cyber Security and Digital Forensics program teaches you to tackle cyber security’s theoretical foundations while simultaneously preparing your to approach the real-world challenges associated with this field of study. Additionally, adults seeking further educational advancement will be well-versed in areas of study that open doors towards additional certifications in a variety of disciplines, including Cyber Security Forensic Analyst (CSFA) Certification and Security and Certified Ethical Hacker.

Courses You Will Take

COMP 101 - Fundamentals of Information Systems Technology / 3 credits
COMP 252 - Systems Administration and Networking Concepts / 3 credits
COMP 301 - Digital Forensics / 3 credits
COMP 430 - Computer Security / 3 credits
COMP 490 - Capstone Project / 4 credits

For a list of courses offered this academic year view the Year Long Plan.

Why Linfield College?

Linfield is a school predicated on the idea of true academic excellence. We’re also determined to provide support and services to working adults around the world that are looking to increase their knowledge base, further their careers, and advance their lives. Towards these ends, Linfield offers an accredited Online and Continuing Education program designed around flexibility. Technical support is offered at all times, and both online academic tutoring and career planning assistance are offered.

Linfield is also dedicated to making our educational opportunities affordable—whether through our Cyber Security and Digital Forensics program or elsewhere. We supply competitive financial aid for all our online programs to ensure that our students’ completion rates stay above the national average.

I’d like to find out more. What are my next steps?

  1. Fill out the Request Information form to learn more.
  2. Schedule a conversation with the admission counselor for this program.
  3. Call 503-883-2213 or email with any questions.
  4. Just apply now if you're ready to invest in your future.



Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ n/a* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program in the normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Oregon

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