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Ken asks…

What is a career in Computer investigations called?

I want to pursue a career in computer investigations involving Criminal justice career in computer investigations help please!?
What is the career in criminal justice that involves

(work to stop child pornography, human trafficking, and money laundering as well as other computer related crimes.

I think I’m interested in doing this kind of job, does it pay well? Is it worth the schooling for it? What courses would I need to major in , in University?

New Niche Finder answers:

The field you may be seeking is computer forensics, pertaining to legal evidence found in computers and digital storage mediums. Computer forensics is also known as digital forensics.
The goal of computer forensics is to explain the current state of a digital artifact. The term digital artifact can include a computer system, a storage medium (such as a hard disk or CD-ROM), an electronic document (e.g. An email message or JPEG image) or even a sequence of packets moving over a computer network. The explanation can be as straightforward as “what information is here?” and as detailed as “what is the sequence of events responsible for the present situation?”

The field of Computer Forensics also has sub branches within it such as Firewall Forensics, Database Forensics and Mobile Device Forensics.

There are many reasons to employ the techniques of computer forensics:

In legal cases, computer forensic techniques are frequently used to analyze computer systems belonging to defendants (in criminal cases) or litigants (in civil cases).
To recover data in the event of a hardware or software failure.
To analyze a computer system after a break-in, for example, to determine how the attacker gained access and what the attacker did.
To gather evidence against an employee that an organization wishes to terminate.
To gain information about how computer systems work for the purpose of debugging, performance optimization, or reverse-engineering.
Special measures should be taken when conducting a forensic investigation if it is desired for the results to be used in a court of law. One of the most important measures is to assure that the evidence has been accurately collected and that there is a clear chain of custody from the scene of the crime to the investigator—and ultimately to the court. In order to comply with the need to maintain the integrity of digital evidence, British examiners comply with the Association of Chief Police Officers (A.C.P.O.) guidelines[1]. These are made up of four principles as follows:-

Principle 1: No action taken by law enforcement agencies or their agents should change data held on a computer or storage media which may subsequently be relied upon in court.

Principle 2: In exceptional circumstances, where a person finds it necessary to access original data held on a computer or on storage media, that person must be competent to do so and be able to give evidence explaining the relevance and the implications of their actions.

Principle 3: An audit trail or other record of all processes applied to computer based electronic evidence should be created and preserved. An independent third party should be able to examine those processes and achieve the same result.

Principle 4: The person in charge of the investigation (the case officer) has overall responsibility for ensuring that the law and these principles are adhered to.

To start a computer forensics career, you’ll likely need a computer forensics degree or a related degree (e.g., computer science, criminal justice or engineering) with computer forensics training tacked on, such as through degree major and minor options or post-degree certification.

AS for the pay this would depend on the need in your community and if you are willing to travel abroad.
Good luck in your career choice.

Mary asks…

What does a career in accountancy involve?

I’m considering a career in accountancy and would like to know the pros and cons of having a career in accountancy and generally what the job involves?

New Niche Finder answers:

The Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an in depth look at Accounting and Auditing careers at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm that you may find very helpful.

Areas covered include:

# Nature of the Work
# Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
# Employment
# Job Outlook
# Projections Data
# Earnings
# OES Data
# Related Occupations
# Sources of Additional Information

If you would like to better ascertain how close of a match you are for this career you may be interested in obtaining a motivational appraisal of personal potential (MAPP). Free access to a personalized MAPP is available courtesy of JobForge.com by clicking the career assessment link on the index page or by visiting http://tinyurl.com/career-test .

Donald asks…

What are the best colleges for the career or reality?

I want to pursue a career in reality and I want to go to a college in Washington State. Does anyone have a good college for me to look up? Please this is really important.

New Niche Finder answers:

All careers are reality for those who pursue them and the University of Washington is the best in that state.

Betty asks…

What are good career oportunities if I’m taking a hospitality management course?

My course is called Hospitality Management- Hotel and Resort.
What are some career ideas for when I finish my course that pay well?

New Niche Finder answers:

General career info: http://www.bls.gov/oco and can search ‘lodging managers’ or such.

Please make sure that the program is accredited within the industry and steer clear of online, for-profit schools such as capella, u of phoenix, stratford career, penn foster, kaplan, walden, devry and others: http://www.ripoffreport.com and can type into search.

Joseph asks…

How the most of the actors start their career ?

How the most of the actors start their career ? Except people like Drew Barrymore or Angelina Jolie that they have famous parents into the industry . I mean like Brand Pitt . I think his was start his career in 23 or something like that .

New Niche Finder answers:

Most people start in community theater, since that’s about the only place an aspiring actor can learn the craft while gaining the experience needed to access other opportunities. Since commercials, TV shows and movies are cast through agents and legitimate agents (not the frauds who conduct “talent searches” online or at malls) won’t represent people who don’t have professional acting experience, aspiring actors need a place to find out whether or not they have the talent and determination needed to pursue acting as a career. Most theaters offer classes and many of the people who enroll go on to get their first professional credits with the same theater where they study.

Acting isn’t something that requires a degree, since experience matters a lot more to casting directors than formal education. Most people considered “overnight successes” have actually been working for years, taking classes and appearing in low-profile theatrical productions and commercials so they’d be ready for other opportunities. The people you see selling vacuum cleaners and peanut butter in commercials are usually veteran actors with as much training and experience as film actors. The competition for any acting jobs is intense, so very few actors will reach red carpet fame.

Lots of people posting here say, “Get an agent.” But legitimate agents don’t represent people who haven’t already proven their abilities in a professional environment. Agents (real ones) don’t offer classes or sell head shots or other promotional materials, either. And they NEVER ask for money up front, since they’re paid on commission and earn a percentage of what actors are paid for jobs. Their only job is to provide casting directors with trained, experienced, professional actors who can show up to jobs knowing exactly what’s expected of them. Because their livings and reputations are at stake, they can’t afford to represent amateurs. And many agents do their recruiting through theaters. If an agent sees that an actor can recreate the same characters night after night on stage without his performances becoming stale and predictable, the agent will know he’s not just a wannabe. And if the agent thinks he can find that actor work, he’ll offer representation.

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