Education means different things to different people. To some, it means a college and a goal of a degree or certificate. To others, it means attending a vendor's training program. Still, others are self-taught and prefer to either use online resources or books. All of these are valid ways to get educated on cyber forensics & threat investigations, pick up new skills, and polish existing ones. Here are sections to help both the newly interested and the long-time practitioner in whatever way they prefer. 

One of the questions frequently asked is what types of things someone who wants to get into the field should be studying--an educational roadmap. These are the basic building blocks so the person will be able to make the most of the specialised cyber forensics & threat investigations training later. Here is what the ACFTI founders have come up with, and comments are welcome via email.

Sample Educational Roadmap for Newbies:

This won't get someone to the point of being a cyber forensics & threat investigations practitioner, but it will prepare them for the specialized study that is required to learn to do the job well. It will make it easier to understand the cyber forensic & threat investigations concepts.

Formal Education

College Education in Cyber Forensics & Threat Investigations in UK

This section lists programs from colleges that offer cyber forensics & threat investigations either as a significant portion of the curriculum or as the major itself. Some of the certificate programs require a prior bachelors degree, and others have no such requirements. If you know of a program that isn't listed, please send the ACFTI an email with the URL to the program.

Vendor Training

Classes by the vendors who make the commercial products:

Classes on Open Source Forensics and Theory:

EduLabs Programme

ACFTI EduLabs is a collaborative project designed for educators to facilitate cooperation in the creation of hands-on laboratories and educational materials. EduLabs incorporates a functional network infrastructure utilized by educators to develop and evaluate penetration testing, secure programming, and cyber forensics resources focused on experiential learning. The EduLabs concept has a wide range of applications. Examples encompass: 

What are the reasons to join ACFTI EduLabs?

EduLabs offers several opportunities for growth and development

To get the latest EduLabs Curriculums, please follow the following link. 

If you like to enroll, engage, and use EduLabs Curriculums, kindly send an email to the following address:, Additionally, it is important to mention that we require your department/school to sign an agreement with ACFTI.

Only instructors or lecturers who are members of ACFTI have access to the EduLabs programme.

Visit Us On Social Media:

Subscribe to our Facebook Group
Follow Us On Twitter
Like our Facebook Page

Copyright © Association of Cyber Forensics and Threat Investigators. All rights reserved.