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Department of Defense
Cyber Crime Center

A Federal Cyber Center

Cyber Training Academy (CTA)

CTA provides in-residence and online training to DoD elements that protect DoD information systems from unauthorized use, criminal, fraudulent, and foreign intelligence activities.

The CTA curriculum offers courses organized into specialty areas. Since its founding in 1998, the Academy has recorded more than 19,000 student enrollments in CTA courses.

For more information on courses, registration, and certification programs, visit

Key curriculum topics Include:

  • Computer search and seizure
  • Network intrusions
  • Digital forensics
  • Basic and advanced forensic examination
  • Online undercover techniques

CTA confers DoD certifications in digital media collection, digital forensic examination, and cyber crime investigation.

The Academy is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), a national organization that supports quality in career and technical education. CTA has also received college credit recommendations for several courses from the American Council on Education (ACE), the major national coordinating body for postsecondary education.

CTA is the lead organization for the National Center for Digital Forensics and Academic Excellence (CDFAE) program, collaborating with colleges, universities, and institutions of higher learning to establish and promote a consistent digital forensics core curriculum nationally.

Contact CTA

DSN 622-2595
Fax 410-850-8936
CTA Registrar
CDFAE Information