Online Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigation Certificate: Career Outlook

Prepare to stand against cyber crime and fraud.

Our online Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigation certificate focuses on the investigative techniques required to solve complex crimes like identity theft, money laundering, and information theft.

  • $95,510 average salary for information security professionals1
  • 28% employment growth projected from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the national average1
  • 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs projected by 20212

With an advanced education and skills, cybersecurity professionals can find job opportunities across the nation as the rate of cybercrimes increases.

This certificate is composed of six three-credit courses and students are expected to take one class every eight weeks.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this certificate have gone on to work in positions like these:

  • Information Security Analyst: Provide and implement security solutions that maximize productivity for organizations while following strict privacy policies. Main duties include research, collecting data, and developing security strategies.
  • Intelligence Analyst: Collect, analyze, and report intelligence that uncovers the intentions of foreign governments and non-state entities worldwide. You'll also monitor trends and identify intelligence gaps within an organization.
  • Document Management Specialist: Implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.

 
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          Learning Outcomes

          • Employ fraud prevention and detection tools and techniques in the investigation of complex fraud schemes

          • Analyze and assess how cyber technologies are applied to financial crime, white-collar crime, and fraud investigations

          • Use computer forensics tools and techniques to facilitate cyber crime investigations

          • Understand the technical, legal, and ethical implications of conducting a high-technology investigation

          • Apply technical, legal, and ethical concepts to cybercrime investigations

          • Navigate the complexities of payment systems and understand their role in fraud

          Continue Your Education

          When you're ready to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer equivalent courses from this certificate into these degrees:

          Note that not all of your credit hours may transfer into these degrees. You must obtain permission from the program director.

          Beyond the Degree

          We have the tools to help you make your next career move:

          One-on-One Mentors

          Work with your program director and professors for professional mentorship and support.

          Job Search Assistance

          Build your résumé, do mock interviews, and find new opportunities in your area.

          Career Counseling

          Have our experts review your résumé and LinkedIn and learn to stand out from the crowd.

          UC Career Connect

          Register for events, create a visual profile for employers, and apply for jobs and internships through our online portal.

          SOURCES:

          1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, "Information Security Analysts." Retrieved on December 6, 2018, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm.
          2Morgan, S. (2017, June 06). CSO from IDG, Cybersecurity labor crunch to hit 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021. Retrieved December 6, 2018, from https://www.csoonline.com/article/3200024/security/cybersecurity-labor-crunch-to-hit-35-million-unfilled-jobs-by-2021.html.