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Become a Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE)

The Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE) certification path teaches you the skills needed to investigate computer threats. You'll learn about performing forensics on hard drives, file systems and networks as well as the legal and ethical issues of investigating cybercrime.

13 courses  //   79 videos  //   14 hours of training

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Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE) training

This learning path builds your computer forensics skills and prepares you to earn your Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE) certification. You’ll learn the foundations of computer forensics as you progress through 16 courses tied to the primary CCFE certification exam objectives. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn your CCFE certification and have a proven base of knowledge around conducting computer forensics investigations.

Learning path components

CCFE Custom Practice Exam
Practice Exam
CCFE Custom Practice Exam

CCFE Custom Practice Exam

Prepare for your CCFE exam and test your domain knowledge.

Number of questions: 50

CCFE Skill Assessment
Assessment
CCFE Skill Assessment

CCFE Skill Assessment

See how your CCFE skills stack up against other professionals in your field.

Number of questions: 20

Computer Forensics as a Profession
Course
Computer Forensics as a Profession

Computer Forensics as a Profession

Learn what it's like to be a computer forensics professional in this introductory course covering duties, procedures and practical advice.

3 videos
27 minutes of training

Digital Evidence and Legal Issues
Course
Digital Evidence and Legal Issues

Digital Evidence and Legal Issues

Explore potential legal issues related to digital evidence, review citizens' rights and gain insight into real-world cases in this computer forensics course.

11 videos
112 minutes of training

Aspects of Hard Drives
Course
Aspects of Hard Drives

Aspects of Hard Drives

Learn about technical aspects of hard drives and how they relate to computer forensics as you progress through this course.

4 videos
44 minutes of training

File Systems
Course
File Systems

File Systems

Learn all about file systems, including essential topics related to finding and uncovering data, as well as the tools used to do so.

4 videos
45 minutes of training

Email and Browser Forensics
Course
Email and Browser Forensics

Email and Browser Forensics

Explore a variety of concepts around email and browser forensics and learn how those concepts are applied in this eleven-video course.

11 videos
120 minutes of training

Network Forensics Concepts
Course
Network Forensics Concepts

Network Forensics Concepts

Develop your knowledge of network forensics concepts, tools and techniques as you progress through this five-video course.

5 videos
51 minutes of training

Data Hiding
Course
Data Hiding

Data Hiding

Explore how cryptographic hashing, stenography and other techniques are used to hide data, as well as how that data can be discovered.

4 videos
40 minutes of training

Memory Forensics
Course
Memory Forensics

Memory Forensics

Learn all about memory forensics, including using popular tools, conducting live analysis and carrying out basic forensics processes in this brief course.

1 video
19 minutes of training

Passwords and Encryption
Course
Passwords and Encryption

Passwords and Encryption

Discover key forensics concepts and best practices related to passwords and encryption, including how to gain access to a suspect's device.

4 videos
49 minutes of training

New and Emerging Technologies
Course
New and Emerging Technologies

New and Emerging Technologies

Explore how new and emerging technologies are affecting forensics, including virtualization, social networks and gaming.

6 videos
65 minutes of training

Introduction to Mobile Forensics
Course
Introduction to Mobile Forensics

Introduction to Mobile Forensics

Get an introduction to mobile forensics and the challenges mobile devices present to investigators in this overview course.

4 videos
44 minutes of training

File and Operating System Forensics
Course
File and Operating System Forensics

File and Operating System Forensics

Explore a variety of concepts around file and operating forensics and learn how those concepts are applied in this eight-video course.

8 videos
86 minutes of training

Computer Forensics Investigations
Course
Computer Forensics Investigations

Computer Forensics Investigations

Take a deep dive into the process of conducting computer forensics investigations, including procedures, methodology, tools and reporting.

14 videos
142 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

The CCFE certification exam covers the following primary objectives:

  • Law, ethics and legal issues
  • The investigation process
  • Computer forensic tools
  • Hard disk evidence recovery & integrity
  • Digital device recovery & integrity
  • File system forensics
  • Evidence analysis & correlation
  • Evidence recovery of Windows-based systems
  • Network and volitile memory forensics
  • Report writing

Who is this for?

Basic computer skills, including the ability or desire to work outside the Windows GUI interface, are necessary. A+ certification and/or similar training and experience is not required, but recommended.

This certification path is designed for:

  • Law enforcement professionals looking to expand into computer crime investigations
  • Legal professionals
  • IT/security professionals being tasked with corporate forensics and incident handling
  • Anyone who wants to get certified in computer forensics!

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