Academy Experience

DFCS Academy Details

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The DFCS Academy program is a 14-day hands-on training in digital forensics and cybersecurity at the college level.

After seeing demonstrations by prominent experts in digital forensics, participants will form teams that will compete to solve an actual case by applying investigative techniques, developing a body of evidence, and presenting their conclusions.

Later, students learn hacking techniques—as well as the strategies to defend against them—and then use real-life scenarios to build a network defense. During the program, students work closely with Champlain College professors who have extensive expertise and professional connections in the field.

Total registration fee for the 2021 Virtual course is $2,700 — a non-refundable deposit of $350 is due at the time of registration. .

What You'll Do at the DFCS Academy

  • Get college-level lessons from top professionals in the cybersecurity field
  • Learn the inner workings of cyber crime and network defense
  • Engage in hands-on activities with state-of-the-art tech at the Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity
  • Learn advanced programming skills in JavaScript, bash, C, and more
  • Meet new people and make new friends!

What You'll Get to Do Outside of Your Coursework

The program offers fun activities like game or movie nights to allow students to get to know one another outside of the virtual classroom.