WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL? TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DIVERSE OPPORTUNITIES THAT AWAIT YOU AS A CYBER-THREAT FORENSIC INVESTIGATOR (CTFI) BOARD CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL. FIND A FULFILLING CAREER IN THE GROWING FIELD OF CYBER-SECURITY & INVESTIGATIONS!
The Cyber-Threat Forensic Investigator (CTFI): provides students the essential domain knowledge required to serve in decision-making roles throughout the cyber-security industry. Students will learn how to analyze cyber-security risks, develop appropriate protection & response options, and assess operational requirements for government, military, critical infrastructure, retail and commercial missions. Upon completing the board certification, students will possess advanced knowledge of the strategy, policy, investigation, intelligence, prosecution and analytic aspects of cyber-security, enabling them to fill critical roles in operational cyber-security investigative missions supporting both retail and governmental entities.
“The CTFI is a subject matter expert on cyber threats, investigations, forensic examination & prosecution”
The McAfee Institute has found that cyber-security work involves more than traditional IT skills. Cyber security work also includes the identification, investigation, prosecution, root cause analysis, trends and intelligence / counterintelligence methodologies to understand how perpetrators think, act and carry out their attacks. By becoming a CTFI you will possess a wide array of technical IT skills as well as advanced investigative, intelligence, counterintelligence, prosecution and analytical capabilities.
There are thousands of cyber-security jobs across the country, so opportunity abounds! The field will grow 22% by 2020 and according to the NICCS Cybersecurity Professionals Salaries can range between $70,000 -$118,000 and up!
Students will be able to:
The CTFI Supports the National Cyber-Security Workforce Framework (Homeland Security)
The goal of the McAfee Institute CTFI Board Certification is to prepare students for a successful career upon graduation. A resource that helps our students prepare for these types of careers is our partnership with the National Cyber-Security Workforce Framework led by Homeland Security.
Our CTFI program adheres to these guidelines and learning to ensure you receive the industries best training available. It plays an important role for future cyber-security professionals by providing information on hands-on learning, internship opportunities, and outlining key cyber-security knowledge and skills.
In addition, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud or the like shall be ineligible to become a CTFI®. Applicant must provide a copy of certified transcript of education ONLY if using college degree rather than experience to qualify.
Applicant must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process.
Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a CTFI.
The course was nice, it is a collection of many important topics
I have completed the Certified Cyber Threat Forensic Investigator (CTFI) course in 2015. I have experienced it as a good generic overview of types of cyber-crimes and how to combat them.
Strategic investment in your career, great resources, service and extensive curriculum.
I came into this program with beginner to intermediate level knowledge & experience (depending on the topic). This course definitely took my knowledge base to the next level. This program provided me with relevant and useful skills & tools to take back to my organization. A couple of the lessons on social media was very basic and slow though. I felt that anyone taking this program should have a basic knowledge of what Google Hangouts or Skype is (for example).
This course was designed well and flowed very nicely. Although my work load got in my way sometimes the course design allowed me to easily catch up a complete the course. Highly recommend this course.