Computer Forensics Certifications
There are several computer forensics certifications available from different organizations. Many law enforcement agencies certify their examiners independently. Some examiners are sent out for computer forensics certifications after beginning employment. Some employers mandate that an examiner be certified before or immediately after a position is granted.
A computer forensics certification should not be confused with a certificate that can be earned from a college or online computer forensics school. Computer forensics certifications may be obtained by passing certification tests. This test ensures that an individual has the knowledge necessary to perform the tasks required in the field. It is common for an agency to require one or more computer forensics certifications in order to secure employment. A certificate from a college or online computer forensics school is earned by attending a course and obtaining the knowledge to perform the specific tasks required in this field.
Some of the more popular computer forensics certifications are described below the schools list. However, you may want to spend some time looking at the computer forensics certifications and degrees below. The knowledge that you gain from completing one of these programs can only help you to be more prepared for the computer forensics certification test.
Certified Computer Examiner, “CCE”
This is a certification offered industry-wide through the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) to qualified applicants who complete an examination process. To learn more about the CCE and the ISFCE, visit their website at www.computer-forensic-examiner.com.
Certified Forensic Computer Examiner, “CFCE”
This is a certification offered only to those meeting membership criteria through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). To learn more about the CFCE and the IACIS, including their membership criteria, visit their website at www.iacis.com/certifications/cfce.
CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst, “CSFA”
This is a certification offered industry-wide through the CyberSecurity Institute to those who complete the certification process. To learn more about the CSFA and the CyberSecurity Institute, visit their website at www.cybersecurityforensicanalyst.com.
EnCase Certified Examiner, “EnCE”
This is a certification offered industry-wide through Guidance Software, the developers of EnCase forensic software to those qualified applicants completing the certification process. To learn more about the EnCE and EnCase, visit their website at www.encase.com.
AccessData Certified Examiner, “ACE”
This is a certification offered industry-wide through AccessData, the developers of forensic software products, including Forensic Toolkit, to those qualified applicants completing the certification process. To learn more about the ACE and AccessData, visit their website at www.accessdata.com.