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Badge in Digital Forensics Fundamentals

The School of Computing's digital forensics fundamentals badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students to accomplish the following:

  • Develop a framework for computer network forensics analysis
  • Develop a framework for mobile device forensics analysis
  • Apply tools and techniques to cyber forensic investigations and examinations
  • Apply tools and techniques to proper evidence preservation and collection in Windows- and Linux-based systems
  • Differentiate types of computer crimes, cyber threats, and digital evidence


Completion of a bachelor's degree and evidence of knowledge of operating systems and computer networking are required for admission.

Program Location

Classes are offered fully online, in a hybrid format, or in-person in the late afternoon or evening in downtown Grand Rapids.


The badge is comprised of one course (three credits).

Students must take:

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