Pursuing career in computer forensics is not as easy as just going into a college, get a degree and get a job. If you think that way, then you will not be able to get a high-paid job. I am sure everyone likes the sound of “high-paid job” but do you have what it takes to get what you like? One simple way to ensure you getting “high-paid job” is by getting into a top school. So, how are you going to do it? What do you need?
First of all, you need to have interest in this field. The importance of interest lies in doing what you like and liking what you do. If you do not like computer or any of the application at all, you will not excel in the courses. A photo entrance requires you to send in your resume and if they see that your hobby is more to drawing, dancing, singing or swimming instead of what they expect such as playing computer games, developing computer systems, playing Sudoku which develops the ability to be analytical Egypt repairing computers; the chances of you getting into one of the schools has already been reduced to 50% only.
Second of all, you will be required to have high scores in your SAT Reasoning Test especially in the Maths section. Having a lot of mistakes reduces the opportunities of the college entrance. Therefore, ensure that your Maths and Science subject is good and as much as possible to get a distinction in those two subjects. Without being able to excel in both subjects, it will be impossible to excel in the degree courses as well so that will reduce the opportunity to be accepted in top schools.
Finally, ensure that you have the skills to play around with the software, hardware and understand the function of every electronic devises that is normally involved in investigating crimes. To test your skills, try to pick up any spoiled electronic devises such as a computer or a digital camera. Try understanding them and repair them with the guide from any books available to you. If you find yourself having the patience to repair it until it is functioning well, then congratulations to you because you know you have the skills. But if you find yourself not having the patience to repair and instead wanted them to be easier, then you know that you do want to repair, you just want to be a superman who can do everything. Wanting to become a superman will not ensure you entering a top school but being a superman will.