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The online Digital Forensics certificate courses prepare information security professionals for successful computer forensics activities and the legal challenges associated with conducting investigations. Gain knowledge and skills that expand your ability to investigate technology crimes and keep computer networks safe in a variety of professional settings.

Capella offers the online Digital Forensics certificate to provide you with foundational knowledge required to sit for the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) and Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) exams.

Flexible: With our online learning experience, Capella is everywhere you are. Our online classrooms and support ensure you can work on your courses at a time and place that fits your life. Calculate My Costs & Graduation Date

Credible: Capella has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021. Our professionally aligned programs ensure strong outcomes for students.

View the full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

To learn more, call 866.734.5929, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Students will experience practical, hands-on learning designed around best practices in a safe, interactive virtual lab environment.  

Capella’s secure virtual lab provides hands-on experience in state-of-the-art technology—including EnCase®—that simulates law enforcement and federal security investigations.

Certificate Outcomes

You will be able to examine the ways data can be hidden on a computer, evaluate computer forensics investigation tools and procedures, apply methods of handling and transporting uncovered data, and create the reports necessary for presentation of digital forensic evidence at trial.

Apply This Certificate to Your Next Degree

You’ll earn a marketable credential in as little as 9 months. In addition, the credits you earn can be transferred into the MS-IAS in Digital Forensics program when you are ready to take the next step.

For those with a current CISSP, earn your certificate and MS-IAS in Digital Forensics by taking just two classes in addition to the certificate courses.