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posted: 7/9/2014 4:16 PM

COD Offers Fall Courses Leading to Computer Forensic ACE Certification

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College of DuPage will offer two computer forensic courses this fall that will prepare students to test for the AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) credential.

Computer Forensics I, which will be held during the first eight-week session starting Aug. 25, and Computer Forensics II, held during the second eight-week session starting Oct. 20, will focus on the Forensic Tool Kit 5.0, evidence acquisition, forensic analysis, data decryption, and how to apply chain of custody rules to evidence. Once completed, students can earn the ACE credential awarded by the AccessData group, which pioneered digital investigations and litigation support more than 20 years ago.

Sam Shamsuddin, assistant professor of Computer and Internetworking Technologies and Computer Information Systems, said only 16 students will be allowed into each class, which will maximize the hands-on training and interaction between himself and the class.

"Our first class offerings this past spring were hugely successful, with a near-perfect pass rate for the ACE credential," said Shamsuddin, who will teach both courses.

Both courses will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, contact Shamsuddin at or (630) 942-2940 or Assistant Professor Felix Davis at or (630) 942-2134.