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1st international students in U.S. to earn digital forensics certification


Last updated 10/7/2016 at Noon

Two Edmonds Community College students from Saudi Arabia are the first international students in the U.S. to be certified as cyber security forensic analysts by the CyberSecurity Institute.

Ahmad AlMegren, 42, and Faraj Alqahtani, 39, traveled from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. to study information security and digital forensics at EdCC. Both are employed by Aramco, a Saudi Arabian oil and gas company, and work in the company’s cyber security investigation department.

“My employer had a one-year sponsorship program for selected employees to pursue career development,” AlMegren said. “I...

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