Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog

Reverse Engineering Malware Analysis and Techniques Certificate


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Total Credits: 18

Major Number: 5861
CIP Code: 11.1003

Program Description

Malware represents one of the greatest threats that organizations face today and IT departments are coming to understand that their AV tools can only do so much to protect them. Reverse engineering malware is the process of taking a captured executable (a stand-alone executable or a library file, such as a DLL) and doing the computer equivalent of an MRI. This program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cybersecurity personnel in the public and private sector.

Students completing this curriculum will be capable of investigating and defending computer crimes/attacks, properly seize and recover computer evidence. To combat cybercrime, students in the Cybersecurity, Virtualization and Forensics program will study counter measures against hacking, spam, and computer viruses through Reverse Engineering Malware and evidence gathering. Graduates may work in a variety of computer security related fields including cybersecurity, network security, information assurance, computer incident investigation and digital forensics analysis. This certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain an employment in the incident handling, network forensics, reverse engineering, and cybersecurity-related fields.

Program Prerequisites

Course placement into MATH 0070  or above, or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher, course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher OR Instructor consent.

Special Instructions

None

Program Requirements


Total Credits: 18


Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


None

MnTC/General Education Requirements


None

MnTC Elective Requirements


None

Additional Elective Requirements


None

Additional Requirements


None

Program Information


General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy 3.17.0.1

Program Note

None

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Interpret and appropriately apply the laws and procedures associated with identifying, acquiring, examining and presenting digital evidence.
  • Create a method for gathering, assessing, and applying new and existing legislation and industry trends specific to the practice of digital forensics.
  • Employ fundamental computer theory in the context of computer forensics practices.
  • Adhere to the ethical standards of the profession and apply those standards to all aspects of the study and practice of digital forensics.
  • Using the scientific process, apply the principles of effective digital forensic investigation techniques.
  • Identify the culture of “white collar crime” and the methods used by white-collar criminals and employ this knowledge to guide economic crime investigations.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of available digital forensic tools and use them in a way that optimizes the efficiency and quality of digital forensic investigation.
  • Explain the role of digital forensics in the field of information assurance and cyber security and recognize the opportunities to benefit from and support the goals of those fields.

Program Contact Information

Israel Alade 651.773.1787 Room 1743 East

Sample Plan


Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Note


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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