Investigate Computer Crime

The Digital Forensics specialization provides the necessary knowledge, and skills needed to collect, process, preserve, analyze, and present the computer-related evidence in support of criminal, fraudulent, counterintelligence, or law enforcement investigations. Students will use a variety of hands-on tools, with the support of well-established international methodologies employed in a variety of environments related to operating systems, file systems, networks, mobile devices, and electronic discovery of data. The idea is a continuum of thoughts within the industry stakeholders in developing expertise in digital forensic investigation, enterprise security, criminology, prevention of hostile cyber-behavior, criminal activity and breach of rules and procedures in a network-centric environment.

Mission

The mission of the program is to prepare students for a successful professional career in computer science and information technology by equipping them with knowledge and skills in latest trends and technologies of computing field. The program strives at empowering students to conduct applied research, provide innovative solutions to computing problems and lifelong learning.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Have a graduate degree or professional career in computer science or related disciplines.
  • Become successful researchers, team members or leaders.
  • Maintain high standards of work ethics, social responsibilities and professionalism.
  • Specialize in solving technical problems using computing knowledge, skills and competence.
  • Be creative, effective, and productive members of the local, regional and international communities.

Program Learning Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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ACCREDITATION

The American University in the Emirates is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education | caa.ae

FEE STRUCTURE

  • Tuition (One Semester)

    Approx. 22,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
  • Admission (One Time)

    3,150 AED

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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

13 COURSES | 39 CREDIT HOURS

A: English Language

The student selects 9 credit hours (3 courses) from the list below

This course is designed to help students learn about the academic skills required for academic context. The purpose of this course is to facilitate the process of transition into new academic and cultural environment for the new students enrolled in the AUE. Furthermore, it aims to promote their confidence so that they could succeed and meet the academic requirements.

This course focuses on improving students’ basic critical reading and writing skills in English so that they can successfully write free-error varied sentences and paragraphs. The course also focuses on contextualized mechanics instructions and sentence skills.

This course provides students with advanced writing skills in English so that they can successfully pursue their studies in various academic specializations. It helps students improve their writing and structure skills as the focus is on writing long argumentative, academic essays, and brief research methods which are applied in student projects and assignments.

The intent of this course is three-fold. First it introduces students with the basic research terminologies. Second, it familiarizes them with the process of research from choosing a topic to writing the report. Third, it equips the students with the skills to utilize and conduct scientific research. During the course of the study students will be immersed in hands on experience where they will be introduced to research concepts that will help them understand, interpret, and critique scientific research and ultimately provide foundational skills to be able to conduct original research. Contents to be covered include the language of research, types of research, elements of scientific research proposal, writing academic research using APA style, research ethics, crafting data collection instruments, and making meaning of data.

B: Arabic Language

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

ُصمم‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬المساق‭ ‬لتمكين‭ ‬الطالب‭ ‬من‭ ‬تحليل‭ ‬نصوص‭ ‬متعددة‭ ‬في‭ ‬حقول‭ ‬معرفية‭ ‬متنوعة؛ ليصبح‭ ‬قادراً‭ ‬على‭ ‬التمييز‭ ‬بين‭ ‬النصوص‭ ‬على‭ ‬اختالف‭ ‬مضامينها‭ ‬ومحتوياتها،‭ ‬كما‭ ‬يمكنه‭ ‬بعد ذلك‭ ‬من‭ ‬محاكاة‭ ‬تلك‭ ‬النصوص‭ ‬بطريقة‭ ‬صحيحة،‭ ‬وتحويل‭ ‬المعلومة‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬مهارة‭ ‬وسلوك‭. ‬وبماّ‭ ‬أن‭ ‬ّ‭‬الكتابة‭ ‬عملية‭ ‬بناء‭ ‬متكاملة،‭ ‬وأن‭ ‬البناء‭ ‬يتأثر‭ ‬بأجزائه؛‭ ‬لذا‭ ‬يحتاج‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬نماذج،‭ ‬وقوانين‭ ‬سالمة‭ ‬لغوية،‭ ‬وتخطيط‭ ‬وتماسك‭ ‬وأهداف‭ ‬منها‭: ‬اإلخبار‭ ‬واالستعالم،‭ ‬والطلب،‭ ‬والتأثير‭ ‬بالمتلقي‭.‬

صُمم‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬المساق‭ ‬لتمكين‭ ‬الطالب‭ ‬الناطق‭ ‬باللغة‭ ‬العربية‭ ‬من‭ ‬المهارات‭ ‬اللغوية‭ ‬الضرورية،‭ ‬وخاصة‭ ‬التركيز‭ ‬على‭ ‬خطوات‭ ‬كتابة‭ ‬التقارير‭ ‬والرسائل‭ ‬الإدارية‭ ‬والبحوث‭ ‬المنهجية؛‭ ‬ولتحقيق‭ ‬ذلك‭ ‬جاءت‭ ‬المهارات‭ ‬متنوعة‭ ‬ومتدرجة،‭ ‬لتنمية‭ ‬قدرات‭ ‬الطالب‭ ‬على‭ ‬الفهم‭ ‬الصحيح‭ ‬والأداء‭ ‬المتميز‭ ‬لما‭ ‬يقرأ‭ ‬ويسمع،‭ ‬وليكتسب‭ ‬القدرة‭ ‬على‭ ‬كتابة‭ ‬المقالات‭ ‬والتقارير‭ ‬ومحاضر‭ ‬الاجتماعات‭ ‬وتوصيات‭ ‬المؤتمرات‭ ‬والندوات‭ ‬بصورة‭ ‬سليمة،‭ ‬لذا‭ ‬عُني‭ ‬المساق‭ ‬بتدريب‭ ‬الطالب‭ ‬على‭ ‬المهارات‭ ‬الأساسية‭ ‬للكتابة؛‭ ‬كقواعد‭ ‬الإملاء‭ ‬المتعددة‭ ‬وعلامات‭ ‬الترقيم‭ ‬ونظام‭ ‬الفقرة‭ ‬وكتابة‭ ‬المقال‭ ‬على‭ ‬نحو‭ ‬متدرج‭.‬

C: The Natural sciences

The student selects 6 credit hours (2 courses) from the list below

General Physics course introduces the basic concepts, theories and the terminologies of the scientific method in the context of the science of physics. Students will reinterpret and express ideas and views from the study of physics, and differentiate between the various multitudes of energy and momentum.

The natural science course incorporates a wide range of subjects of sciences such as astronomy, geology, biology, chemistry, and environmental science. The course will present the scientific facts of astronomy, the Earth and its weather, water, and environment, biology, and nutrition with the chemicals of life. The course emphasizes understanding the core principles of different branches of science and their effects on our lives. Moreover, the course explores the scope of natural phenomena, changing environment conditions, general health rules of nutrition, and the variety of living organisms. The course helps the students to acquire skills in observation, critical thinking, analysing, interpreting, understanding and discussing scientific terminology and facts.

D: The Social or Behavioral Sciences

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 courses) from the list below

An introduction to the science of psychology, its theories and foundations. The course is focused on principles and research methodologies, including the following topics: history of psychology, the biology of mind, memory, learning, child and personality development, psychological disorders and therapy. The aim of the course is to introduce the basis of psychology, provide the foundational knowledge to pursue the subject in more depth in the future, and build an ongoing interest in the application of psychology in everyday life.

This course serves as an introduction into the interdisciplinary and multifaceted social sciences. The content on the course covers the range of different disciplines that social sciences consists of, namely: anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, economics and to a lesser extent also history and geography. The secondary aim of the course is moreover for students to develop their critical thinking skills by engaging actively with material about social issues, social change and social institutions.

This course will examine how women participate and effect political change in a global context. Through a focus on the status of women in society, this course will introduce students to contemporary issues surrounding women’s political participation, representation, and citizenship. Students will develop the ability to think critically about the relationship between sex and gender and the intersections of race, class, religion, law and nation. This course will explore women’s diverse histories, movements, and feminist activism. Students will evaluate whether women’s efforts to achieve equal political rights have worked and what obstacles women still face in accessing political institutions. In addition, students will reflect on a wide-range of policy issues related to violence against women, employment, family values, and reproductive health. This course will also ask what possibilities are available for individuals to take action to improve society and enable women’s full participation as citizens, activists, voters, and politicians.

E: Information Technology or Quantitative

The student selects 6 credit hours (2 course) from the list below

The purpose of this introductory course is to study computers and data. It gives an establishment to utilizing computers in different courses and educational module for research, correspondence, and writing. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of hardware and its associated software and systems improvement. The course will show how the computer automates the processing of information.

The General Statistics course is designed to develop good understanding of the basic concepts of statistical theorems, and applications. The course covers topics such as data collection methods, organization of data, analysis and interpretation of results. A software package will be used to analyze the statistical data.

F: The Humanities or Arts

The student selects 6 credit hours (2 courses) from the list below

Innovation is the engine of opportunity and, acting as a catalyst, this course is intended to ignite an interest in innovation and inspire entrepreneurial action. At the core of innovation and entrepreneurship is a commitment to experiential learning that will encourage students to engage in critical thinking, creative problem-solving while also equipping them with the soft skills needed in their pursuit of academic and professional endeavors. Students will discuss the relevance and role of innovation and entrepreneurship in work and life situations; determine opportunities for creative disruption and design a strategy for its implementation; develop a practical understanding of innovation through thoughtful debate and exercises; and demonstrate critical thinking and individual insight with a personal mastery portfolio.

This course provides a core introduction to drawing, covering a wide range of basic and intermediate practical and technical skills. Students will explore approaches and concepts to the subject through manual practice using a comprehensive range of media and with reference to great masters in the field. Traditional and objective drawing skills in the use of line, tone, form and perspective provide the foundation for learning in this course. Students are required to develop their ability to observe, perceive and interpret through drawing the world around them, reflecting their understanding of 2D and 3D space.

This course explores Arab art and aesthetics from the beginning of the twentieth century till date. The students will learn about the contemporary art and design movement in Arab countries, the expression of cultural identity, as well as the factors involved and changes in aesthetics from Islamic to Arabic art. They will also study and analyze the role of pioneer artists from various generations with emphasis on their influence on contemporary Arab art.

This course will introduce the students to the key concepts of philosophy and its principle tools. The course will discuss the schools of philosophical thought, and will apply philosophical analysis to the topics of knowledge, religion, mind, freedom, responsibility, and ethics.

This course introduces the science of Sociology. Students will examine Society, Institutions and the relationships that make up a social context. The scientific methodology used to study social interactions, stratification and other elements of sociological enquiry will be discussed to emphasize the core concept of sociology as a systematic study of societies and social structures.

This course introduces the student to the development of the human race. You will study a Four Field introduction to Anthropology wherein you will gain an understanding of Human Development and how both ancient and modern humans are studied. An understanding of Anthropology, the study of culture and human development is an important pillar in a degree which aims to develop educators in multi-cultural and economically diverse settings.

This course is a chronological survey of art and design offering students an in-depth understanding of the role of art throughout history with a strong focus on aesthetic values, socio-cultural influences and technical terminology. Architecture, sculpture, painting, decorative arts, prehistoric art, design of the ancient world, the world beyond Europe, early Christian and Islamic art and the art of the Middle-Ages and Gothic period form the foundation of the course material spanning a period from 40,000 BC to 1300 AD.

G: Islamic Studies, History or Culture

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

This course will offer students’ knowledge to enable them to understand the Islamic culture. The course offers a review of the history of Islam and how it is currently the fastest growing religion in the world.

The course is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the Islamic civilization. It deals with the universal principles that went into the making of the Islamic civilization. It examines the basic ideas of Islamic civilization besides exploring their contemporary relevance and challenges. The course seeks to effectively address the notion of the ‘clash of civilizations.

H: UAE Studies

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

The course is designed to introduce the UAE and GCC society with its historical background and uniqueness. It is aimed at enabling students to understand the specific features of the society along with its customs, traditions and lifestyle. The course will introduce the processes and the challenges of development as well as the future aspirations of the UAE and GCC Society.

CORE COURSES

24 COURSES | 72 CREDIT HOURS

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. It begins with a short review of basic concepts related to functions. Then it introduces the concept of a limit to a function. It then unfolds to the study of derivatives and their applications. Thereafter it considers the area problem and its solution, the definite integral.

The course covers the main principles of Algorithm based problem solving and implementation of the solution using a computer programming language. Students will learn the essential programming concepts such as program design, data types, control structures, functions and handling input and output. Student will learn the software problem solving methodology by following the stages of solving real-world problems by developing and testing basic algorithms. The course includes several labs to give hands-on experience to students.

The course will provide an introduction to object oriented programming languages and their concepts. Topics include objects, classes, abstract data types, information hiding, inheritance, polymorphism, file processing, exception handling, recursion, method and operator overloading, string, steam input/output, templates and pointers. Furthermore, the course includes hands-on exercises that will help students in developing skills required to program real world programs for solving computing problems.

This course offers introduction to electronic models with logic design and the basic concepts used in digital systems, especially digital computers. The course covers topics like logic gates, arithmetic circuits, and modern logic devices. Furthermore, topics like flip-flops, sequential circuits, multiplexers, decoder, counters, stacks, registers, and RAM will also be covered. The course will also go into detail of how computer systems are developed by highlighting the basic concepts involved in computer theory like truth tables, binary arithmetic, and Standard Representation of Logic Functions.

Students who have taken calculus 1, can take this course to excel in the taught subjects. The course will focus on Transcendental Functions, Techniques of Integration, Infiniti Series, integrals and their applications methods and optimization techniques using partial derivatives. Furthermore, students will learn various concepts of curl and divergence and apply them to real-life context.

In this course, students apply basic knowledge of essential science, math, and designing standards to solve computational problems. This course aims to strengthen the capability of students to develop algorithm and classify the proper data structure method to solve the problem. Algorithms define the approaches for giving solutions utilizing computer facilities. Regularly, the aim is to develop fast computational methods using the least number of resources. For example, specific data structures are used to organize large numbers of records by quickly defining the existing records and/or quickly finding and inserting deleted and new records. The course will concentrate on Big O notation, arrays, stacks, queue, lists, trees, heap and hashing techniques.

In this course students will learn linear algebra and develop an appreciating on how the application of this branch of mathematics plays an important role in many computer science undertakings and help solving diverse problems in internet search, data mining, machine learning, graphic design, compilers, bioinformatics, relational database design, and database optimization. The course aims to improve the analytical thinking skills of students through their ability to understand the core principles of linear algebra, such as linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, coordinate systems, determinants, linear operators, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, orthogonality, and quadratic Forms, and then be able to apply these techniques to solve basic problems in IT.

This course covers the basic concepts of web design techniques. Its main topics are Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students do not need any programming skills. previous knowledge of HTML or web design. This course introduces to students how to develop webpages and website using different tools such as HTML editors and web browsers. They will learn how to write HTML code using different techniques. They will be taught to enhance the format of websites using styling and layout, to improve webpage look and feel through images, graphics and tables and to enrich their contents by adding audio, video and multimedia files. In addition, students will work in groups to create a website combining all the techniques they have learned throughout the semester.

This course of discrete mathematics aims to introduce students to concepts, ideas, and techniques that are widely used in computer science. The goal of this course is to teach various topics in discrete mathematics that qualify students to think logically and mathematically to solve problems in computer science. To achieve this goal, students will study logic and proofs concepts, basic structures, set operations, functions, sequence and summations. Moreover, the following concepts constitute part of the course, as well: methods of proving theorems, induction and recursion, basic rules of counting, pigeonhole principles, permutation and combination, discrete probability, advance counting technique, graph terminology, Dijkstra’s algorithm, traveling salesman and trees.

Multimedia Technology course will enhance the understanding of fundamentals of multimedia techniques using computer software. The course shall go into deep details of defining features, uses and practical development considerations for each of the major multimedia content such as text, graphics, sound, and video. Several compression algorithms for digital and analog multimedia content will be covered. A portion of this course concentrates on how communication of multimedia content works by highlighting various networking techniques to efficiently communicate by avoiding errors in communication. The course includes several hands-on exercises on creation and manipulation of multimedia content using various tools like Adobe Photoshop, Audacity and Windows Movie Maker etc. These exercises will strengthen the practical multimedia production skills. Furthermore, students will be equipped with skills and knowledge of enhancing the web pages using HTML and ASP.NET language embedded codes for video, sound, text and images.

This course covers the essential operating system concepts. The students will be provided an introduction to operating systems including a brief history of development through the years and the five managements under each operating system. The course will also cover the topics including processes and threads in context of resource management, memory management and related schemes, CPU scheduling algorithms and file systems. Several alternative algorithms related to page replacement policies and CPU scheduling are discussed along with understanding their advantages and disadvantages.  The role of the device manager will be emphasized in the context of resource sharing. Other topics such as concurrent processes and synchronization, deadlocks and security are also presented briefly. Furthermore, the students will get hands-on practical labs on modern Operating Systems including Linux and Windows. The advanced labs will introduce the practice of a scripting language to understand the various topics presented through the course outline.

This course is designed to provide a needed background to understand computer networks. It describes types of networks, how networking affects society, and the components and tools that are used to create networks in various business models. The course also provides an introduction to networking, offering easy-to-follow details on hardware, networking protocols, remote access, and security. New networking professionals will first learn what they need to know about network technology, and then how to apply that knowledge to set up, manage, and secure networks.

This course is about the concepts of theory of computation. It covers the subject from a mathematical approach based on design of theorems and proofs. It brings together main concepts, such as the equivalence of deterministic and non-deterministic finite automata, and the conversions between push down automata and context-free grammars to produce an efficient and clear method for parsing. Furthermore, students will study different concepts related to computational theory that include, but not limited to regular expressions, Turing machines and its variants, decidable languages, recursion theorem, and complexity.

Students who have taken calculus II can take this course to excel in the taught subjects. The course will focus on vectors, multi-variable functions, differential equations with more than one variable, integrals and their applications methods and optimization techniques using partial derivatives. Furthermore, students will learn various concepts of curl and divergence and apply them to real-life context.

Numerical analysis deals mainly with algorithms that apply numerical estimation to tackle mathematical analysis problems. This course introduces, to students, numerical algorithms as methods to develop solutions to prevalent problems articulated in different disciplines such as science, engineering and mathematics. The emphasis is to make students understand the concepts of construction, application and restrictions of numerical algorithms. The course includes numerical methods to solve equations, polynomial interpolation, differential and integration equations, analysis of numerical errors and applications of these analyses. The course will also help students to acquire skills in problem solving.

This course is designed to introduce database concepts and data models such as hierarchical, network with more focus on the relational databases and ER modeling. The course aims at introducing database normalization process and it also enables students to design basic databases through hands-on exercises, assignments and a group project.

The course will introduce modern programming languages and their concepts. The course emphasizes the rationale for studying programming languages and the criteria to evaluate them. The concepts of language design, constructs and common design trade-offs will be discussed. Topics include Syntax and semantics of languages, Data types, Names, Bindings, Scopes, Expressions and Assignment Statements, Control Structures, Subprograms and their implementation. This course also covers the advanced topics such as abstraction and concurrency support offered by modern programming languages. Furthermore, the latest trends such as functional programming paradigm will be explained in the course. The hands-on exercises of this course will help students to explore new languages and take well-informed decisions for their future projects.

This course discusses main concepts of computer architecture and organization such as the behavior and structure of different computer’s functional modules. Students will learn as well how these functional modules interact to meet users’ processing needs. In addition, the course will introduce students to basic computer organization, data representation and computer arithmetic, digital components, digital logic circuits, register transfer, micro-programmed control, input-output organization, central processing unit, memory organization and pipe-lining.

Computer Ethics is an interdisciplinary course. The course reflects the rapid expansion of information technology and the civic and ethical challenges that have emerged from the expansion. The course content is organized around a number of issues that are of immediate concern, including threats to privacy from massive database, data mining, high-speed networks, workplace surveillance, the electronic theft of intellectual property, such as music, video, film and text, and catastrophic computer -related accidents such as airplane crashes and nuclear power plant shutdowns.

CCIT offers the Internship program as a graduation requirement for students in the Computer Science and IT Management programs. This program allows students link theory to real world practice. The student is required to complete 280 working hours within 2 months. During this time, the student submits 4 reports explaining the tasks conducted and the skills gained/improved. At the end of the semester, the student provides an oral presentation that explains his/her performance during the internship

This course provides a foundation for students to explore the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Students will be given a survey to AI field and will realize the importance of AI in different applications such as computer vision, voice recognition, and voice recognition. This course covers the introduction to basic concepts and techniques that are essential to many AI applications. The topics discussed include intelligent agents and environment, classical search, knowledge representation and reasoning techniques, first order logic with its syntax and semantics, classical planning with its algorithms, and the uncertainty knowledge approaches such as probabilistic and Bayesian networks.

This course aims to introduce the theoretical concepts and methodologies of software engineering to students. In particular, this course concerns with software engineering concept, software processes including process models, process activities, process improvement and coping with changes, agile software development and agile methods, requirement engineering, system modelling, implementation, testing and evolution. The course aims to deliver a comprehensive and complete theoretical framework of software development activities and design essentials to students. By the end of course, student will submit a project that addresses the concepts, methods and techniques learnt during the course to tackle certain real life problem. The project is a group project maximum of two students.

This course aims to clarify the processes modifying-on an existing system or proposing a new system that facilitates the achievement of clearly defined business objectives. The course introduces Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies and explains the SDLC phases starting from Planning: by developing a comprehensive system proposal document that includes the business analysis, feasibility analysis and scheduling the tasks of developing the new system, moving to Analysis where requirements are being defined, use case analysis, data flow and entity relationship diagrams are introduced. Then to system design by introducing system acquisition strategies, architecture, user interface, program and database design, to the implementation phase and finally the transition to the new system.

The goal of the capstone graduation project is to evaluate the aptitude of students to independently complete a project in an area of their preference (e.g., software and web development, network administration and security systems, database systems, and digital forensics). The responsibilities required are identifying a research area and developing a project proposal identifying the research aim, objectives, research plan, time schedule, and estimated budgets. Students are required to present their findings through an oral presentation and written thesis.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

5 COURSES | 15 CREDIT HOURS

Digital Forensics

Students learn the various network security principles and features including protocols, and implementations used in today’s networks. Students should learn about the router configuration using Access Control Lists, configuring Firewalls, and other migration techniques. Topics in this course include Security Policy, Types of Attacks, Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, Unix Security Issues, Windows Server Security Issues and Wireless Security.

This course provides the student with a comprehensive introductory to the uses of computers in the world of digital forensics. Through this course the student will get familiar with the known methods of computer investigations and digital evidences, the requirements of work and lab environments of computer forensics, the techniques of data acquisition and data analysis used today in computer forensics, and the legal aspects of forensics investigations.
The course serves as an essential primer to digital forensics investigations. It covers the well- known techniques and tools used by investigators for acquiring, comparing, and analyzing digital evidences in computer in private and public investigations. General legal issues such as handling evidences, chain of custody, admissibility, search warrants, and working with law enforcement are also covered. Several hands-on lab exercises that includes working, analyzing, and examining digital images and evidences will be carried out throughout this course.

This course introduces students to network intrusions and its relation to forensics. It further talks about key issues in intrusion forensics such as fundamental concepts of intrusion detection systems, packet analysis, Snort signatures, and products. It also introduces some advanced topics like intrusion prevention, forensic analysis using alert correlation, decoy systems, data mining, and some introduction to proactive forensics as well.
Most of cyber-attacks are performed using networks and can be further prevented using intrusion detection and prevention systems. Intrusion detection can help to trace out the hackers and sue them in courts for committing digital crimes.

In this course, the students will be made aware of different types of digital evidence, how to seize electronics devices on crime scene and the way to secure mobile devices from electromagnetic radiations. Students will also learn how to acquire digital evidence from different types of devices like different types of HDDs, USB devices etc. Different techniques to make copies of evidence without modifying the original data will also be studied in the class. Students will learn to use different write-blocker devices when copying the data from original evidence device. After acquiring the image of evidence device, students will also process them using different open source and licensed software. They will have hand-on practice using Autopsy, AccessData FTK Imager, EnCase etc.

Advanced Topics in IT uses a variety of teaching strategies to expose students to real world scenarios which are current industry challenges. The approach ensures CCIT graduates are equipped with contemporary skill sets required in the ever-changing Information Technology industry. The course provides a platform for students, academics and practitioners to discuss various specializations in the Information Technology industry. Learning of soft and hard skills are reinforced through write ups, oral and presentation of professional reports.
The course enables students explore distinct areas of Information Technology which are not covered in the regular course work and focuses on the identification of long-term overall aims and interests and the means of using Information Technology to help businesses achieve their organizational goals. Topical issues including using Information Technology to elevate production by suppling uninterrupted processes which optimize resources and allow organizational leaders to make quick, accurate, and consistent decisions are studied via case studies analyses.
By learning through an array of teaching methods and cutting edge research in Information Technology students are prepared for successful leadership roles in organizations and government. Students on this course also acquire skills and knowledge that ensure any implemented Information System meets industry best practice. Topics covered in this course include Information Technology implementation strategies, Operations and post implementation of Information Technology, Information Technology program and project management, Organizational change and Process Reengineering, global ethics and security management, value chain and data analysis.

Students will learn how to tackle legacy software systems challenges and issues. During the semester, students will explore and implement reverse engineering approaches and techniques used in the IT sector to do systems reengineering, understand legacy software systems design and implementation, maintain, evolve and migrate them. Students will be able, as well, to acquire critical thinking in integrating existing software and gain the expertise of practical experience in reengineering and reverse engineering of legacy systems.

ATTENDANCE

Student builds the schedule based on available offered courses in the registered semester

Weekday Morning Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Weekday Evening Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Weekend Classes

FRI - SAT | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

WHEN CAN I JOIN

Student can join at the beginning of any semester

September

FALL SEMESTER

MIN 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS
MAX 6 COURSES | 18 CREDIT HOURS

JANUARY

SPRING SEMESTER

MIN 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS
MAX 6 COURSES | 18 CREDIT HOURS

MAY

SUMMER SEMESTER

MAX 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS

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