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tootypeg
(@tootypeg)
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Hi All,

I am curious from a training point of view, for practitioners to attend an MSc course in digital forensics, what delivery method is required in order to allow this to happen in line with work commitments? - I suspect I know the answer but if you don't mind it would be great if you don't mind completing my poll.

Also, is a PGCERT approach a more viable option?

Thanks

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Posted : 15/01/2020 2:07 pm
athulin
(@athulin)
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I am curious from a training point of view, for practitioners to attend an MSc course in digital forensics, what delivery method is required in order to allow this to happen in line with work commitments?

A bit odd question.

'From training point of view'? MSc is not training, it is education. (I assume a slip of the pen …)

Additionally, I'm in the EU, where MSc typically requires a BSc as prerequisite – which usually is 4-5 years of studies – or similar graduate degree. MSc is 1-2 additional years. Anything less than this, I would regard as typical of a degree mill, and view with the deepest suspicion. (Or is the idea courses for partial fulfilment of MSc studies, perhaps as a complement to some other line of education?)

That makes the question of delivery somewhat moot, in my eyes full time is preferred, half time is possible, but … probably not easy, and should not be considered 'normal' approach, I think.

While I would love to see this level of attention of education in computer forensics, it would be the actual content of the course that would make or break it. This should be postgraduate CF studies, which kind of presumes some kind of graduate studies … and those should also be something more that 'dead training'.

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Posted : 15/01/2020 5:04 pm
passcodeunlock
(@passcodeunlock)
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Anything under 1-2 years full time is a joke. Part-time is almost impossible, if you really want to be a pro and you take MSc for that, not only for a piece of paper, you can't overlap the learning hours over work hours.

Besides both, there is life, which should change to better while doing MSc, not to worse )

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Posted : 16/01/2020 1:25 pm
dan0841
(@dan0841)
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I ticked block based mainly because we're struggling to find a suitable block based PGCert since Cranfield Defence Acad stopped the old highly rated courses.

I have staff who work full time who i would like to send on a block based Pgcert spread over a 1 - 2 yr period.

When i did mine at Shrivenham 8+ yrs ago it was 3 courses over 4 weeks supplemented by 7 large pieces of coursework. Tough but workable around a full time job

Dan

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Posted : 27/01/2020 9:56 pm
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