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Programme Overview

The introduction of the Cybercrimes Act of 2010, has created the need for trained personnel in digital investigations. Government and corporation, as well as citizens, rely on the usage of computers for day to day business transactions. These transactions, from banking to online learning, require access to the internet and the World Wide Web. Criminal elements have found ways and means of capitalizing on this growing dependence on technology. To combat the ever growing levels of cybercrimes worldwide, there is a need for trained personnel to investigate these crimes in a methodological manner, which can be presented in a court of tribunal acceptable to international best practices.

Gomex Institute of Technology to present the necessary training program to supply the market with trained personnel. To investigate digital crimes, an investigator needs to have a reasonable background in legal and ethical issues involved in these delicate investigations. Investigators will also require a sound background in computer systems, as well as storage devices. An introductory course in investigative techniques is added as part of the program. This course will allow students to have the qualities necessary to become private investigators; which is a legal requirement to practice private investigation in Jamaica.

International Certifications

  1. CompTIA A+
  2. CompTIA Network+
  3. CompTIA Security+
  4. EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
  5. Private Investigator Registration

This will enable graduates to have internationally verification of knowledge backed by a grounded academic foundation. This program will ensure that students can fit in to an array of job openings; inclusive of such are, private investigation, computer servicing and support, information security and network administration.

Possible Career Opportunities:

  1. Private Investigator
  2. Computer Incident Responder
  3. Computer Forensic Technician
  4. Computer Support Technician
  5. Computer Networking Technician
  6. Computer Security Analyst

Course Descriptions:

Digital Evidence and Law

This module introduces students to cyber crimes in the English speaking Caribbean to include the Child Pornography Act of 2009, The Interception of Communication Act (2006), Fraudulent Transaction Act (2013) and the Cybercrimes Act of 2010. During this course students will learn about the role and value of digital evidence as well as legal issue including admissibility, reliability, and probity of digitally obtained evidence. Student will get accustomed to words and terms use in litigation in the Common Wealth. Students will be introduced to the ISO 27033 Standard for the collection, preservation and presentation of digital evidence.

Computer Forensics I (Foundation)

This module introduces students to file systems and their corresponding data structures. Understanding file systems is a requirement of digital examination and this module will give the learner the knowledge needed to investigate storage medium based on the file system being used. Students will be exposed to meta data as well as crucial elements needed to reconstruct data stored in differed file systems.

Computer Forensics II (Windows Forensics)

This Module looks at computer crime investigative techniques on a computer that’s running Microsoft Windows Operating System. Student will look at recovery data from the Windows Recycle Bin, Hard Drive recovery as well as basic NTFS vs FAT File Systems. During this course student will look at basic windows artifacts such as internet browsers, chat logs, Operating systems files and other functioning files of windows that has evidential information. Student will use tools such as EnCase to explore practical concepts in investigating computers.

Computer Forensics III (Network Forensics)

This module introduces student to enterprise wide or network investigation. Students will learn techniques to investigated network incidents and to investigation more than one computers in different location. Student will consider the legal and jurisdictional constraints for network investigations.

Ethics in Criminal Investigations

This is a course with concentrated examination of the ethical concerns of the criminal justice practitioner. Topics include determining moral behavior, developing moral and ethical behavior, ethics and law enforcement, ethics and the courts, ethics and corrections, the ethics of punishment, policy and management issues, professionalism, pride and ethics for practitioners. It should serve as a sort of yard stick for students who intend to enter to field of criminal justice to gauge their decisions. Criminal Investigations and Procedures

An introduction to the history, theory and practice of criminal investigation and procedures, this course examines the evolution of the investigative process, its basic procedures, and the appropriate use of investigative practices. Topics include the duties of the first officers arriving at the crime scene, crime scene procedures, documenting, protecting, and collecting physical evidence, locating and interviewing witnesses, developing an investigative plan, follow up procedures, the role and limitations of the crime lab, suspect identification practices, and case preparation, laws of arrest, the rules of search and seizure, the use of force, and interrogation practices. Students will examine standard investigative practices for burglaries, larcenies, auto theft, and similar crimes. Ethical issues will be addressed. In addition, the student will examine the application of relevant Constitutional requirements and restrictions on the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses. Attention will be paid to various aspects of the investigation and judicial process, the concept of due process, and to rights afforded to the accused.

Fundamentals of Information Technology

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the application of computers in different organizations. It includes a thorough introduction to computers and information technology, information systems, computer networks and systems security. It also aims at equipping students with practical operating system, word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, database and Internet search techniques skills.

Computer Support I

The requirement for any professional working on or around computer systems is that they must have knowledge of the core fundamentals about the basic functions and components of computer systems. This course will provide the learner with the knowledge that they will be able to address issues in computer systems. This course will also provide a historical context for current technologies by describing how computer systems and their components have evolved from notable eras. This course will encourage professionalism when handling hardware and software issues, as well as, customers. The curriculum for this course is aligned with the CompTIA A+ 220-801 certifications and is accredited by ANSI to ISO 17024 for personnel certification and training. This adoption allows the course to be steep in academic rigor and to be closely aligned to the requirement of the job market.

Computer Support II

As the global economy continuous increases its dependence on information technology, it is crucial that professionals who maintain these systems are familiar with international best practice for troubleshooting and solving IT problems. This course is designed to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and international best practice in solving IT related issues in a systematic manner. The course is directly aligned with the CompTIA 802 certification exam. The learning will be exposed to Windows based systems and will give learning hands on practice working with mobile devices, laptops, printers and desktop computers. Throughout the course learners are engaged in hands on problem solving using the CompTIA’s troubleshooting methodology. Learners install drivers, update drivers, install operating systems, and diagnose PC problems in a professional manner. The CompTIA A+ 802 certification exam is accredited by ANSI to ISO 17024 for personnel certification and training.

Computer Networking I

As more and more companies both private and government depends on information technology, the need for trained network administrators to plan, implement and maintain network infrastructures. This course equips the learner with the skills and knowledge required to performing entry level routine networking functions such as cable building, network configurations, networking topology and network architectures. The learners will be expose to Network topology, routing and switching, network devices, commonly used ports, VLANs, Windows networking and basic network security concepts. The learners will be prepared to do the CompTIA Network+ N10-005 certification exam which is accredited by ANSI to ISO 17024 for personnel certification.

Computer Security I

The increase attacks on network infrastructures of both private and public organizations globally have resulted in a need for skilled professional in information security administration. This course equips the learner with the skill and knowledge needed to write information security policies, carry our computer incident response, secure commonly used computer ports, security Microsoft Windows security routines and carry out business continuity and disaster procedures in information technology environment. The learner is prepared for the CompTIA Security+ international certification which is accredited by ANSI to ISO 17024 for personnel certifications.

Operating Systems Concepts

This course presents the basic concepts of operating systems. Topics that will be examined include processes and interprocess communication/synchronization, virtual memory, program loading and linking system calls and system programs; interrupt handling, device and memory management, process scheduling, deadlock and the tradeoffs in the design of large-scale multitasking operating systems.

Pre-Calculus

The increase magnitude of organizational problems has created the need for professionals who possess the ability to think logically and to solve problems in methodological manner. This course equips the learner with the ability to write effective solutions to problems and projects, represent solutions to problems in an effective manner, utilize critical and creative thinking strategies in reasoning and problem solving as well as demonstrate knowledge and appreciation for Mathematics and its application outside of the learning environment.

Discrete Mathematics and Algebra

This course equips student with the relevant mathematical concepts and methods required for adequately undertaking courses in data processing management techniques and related areas. It aims to advance students’ appreciation of and abilities in the use of mathematics as a precise model of thought and communication as well as a tool for modelling various problem situations arising in data processing and the business world at large.

Communication I

It is essential that professionals be equipped with the requisite communication skills to operate in the global market place. This course seeks to give the learner an appreciation for the construction of the English Language. The learner will be engaged in learning sentence construction, paragraph construction and writing styles. The learner will be introduced to APA referencing and will be exposed to academic misconduct such as plagiarism and copyright infringements. At the end of this course the learner should be equipped to cogently express an idea by constructing sentences, paragraphs and essays in a logical organized manner making references to source utilized in supporting the main points.

Communication II

Today’s professionals are required to communicate effectively in the work place to both internal and external customers. This course equips the learner with the skills and knowledge required for effective business communication. The learner is exposed to letter writing, memoranda, minutes, reports writing and the preparation of manuals user guides. The learner is expected to learn the language and format of business communications through conventional means, emails, memoranda and report writing.

Introduction to Psychology

This course is designed primarily to provide students with a general understanding and appreciation of human behaviour and its impact on social relationships. More specifically, the course will cover approaches to the study of psychology, biological and developmental bases of behaviour, perception, personality, attitude, motivation, emotions, conflict, change and stress management.

Work Experience

Work Experience (WE) is designed to provide learners with ‘hands-on’ experiences in a real world professional setting prior to completion of their degree program. It is intended to prepare learners for the rapidly changing social, economic and technological environment of the modern workplace and allow learners to translate theory into practice for professional growth and development. Learners will also be exposed to team-building, interpersonal, customer service, communication, decision-making and other work related skills.

Project Management

Today’s fast paced business environment requires skilled employees who are capable of managing projects on both small and large scale. It is essential that projects be executed in a professional manner, accomplishing the objectives and observing timelines to avoid project escalations. This course introduces the learner to the concept of project management. The learner is exposed to business, interpersonal and technical project management skills required to successfully manage projects and business initiatives. The learner will cover concept such as Pre Project Setup, project planning, project execution and delivery, change, control and communication and project closure. The learner is prepared to sit the CompTIA Project+ international certifications which is a stepping stone on the ladder of become a project specialist.

Entrepreneurship

The global economy requires that more and more college graduates create job opportunities by becoming entrepreneurial. This module equips the learner with the skills and knowledge needed to explore the option of entrepreneurship. The learner will be exposed to practical approaches to starting up a business including business plans, registrations and different business formations. The learner will be required to fully complete the application process for registering a business in Jamaica, tax registrations and other documentations needed to make a business legal in Jamaica. At the end of this course the learner will be fully aware of the procedure for registering a business in Jamaica.

Sociology

Today’s multi cultural working environment requires professionals to operate with others of different political, economical, cultural backgrounds. This course exposes the learners to a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to human relationships. The course prepares the learner to appreciate perspectives on sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change and the structure and organization of society. The learner will examine family, social classes and institutions such as churches, education, government, economy and environmental. At the conclusion of the course the learner will be able to view people’s behavior from a sociological perspective and use theories from sociology to understand human being behavior.

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Gomex Institute of Technology is a training institution in Jamaica that focuses on computer security training, computer forensics, network training and a host of other training programmes.

Address

19 Parkington Plaza (Upstairs) Kingston 10

Contact

info@gomextech.com

(876) 622-7519

(876) 503-0363

(876) 622-7590

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

Sat: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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