Computer Forensics Certifications



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    doobiesdoobies Member Posts: 30 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Does anyone have an opinion on what the CF career outlook might look like in 2-10 years? With cyber crime increasing, I would think CF jobs would increase...?

    depends... if companies will hand it off to GOV (us-cert, FBI cycrime, etc) for investigation or state... or keep it in house.

    Forensics... is eh.. you generally don't have the biggest teams.. as you don't need to many peoples names on that chain of custody. if dod has its way.. and private industry hands over their keys then there will be a need... but that need will only be filled by cleared individuals. If they don't then probably.. as every firm will have their own in house.
    Grem or die
    cyber is getting spooky.. Too much commercialism spreading sh!t analysis/misinformation.

    whats your plan to fix it..
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    I2SecureI2Secure Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    i am certified for ftk
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    I2SecureI2Secure Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    planing my chfi soon and will update scores
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    jeremywatts2005jeremywatts2005 Member Posts: 347 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Really like this topic and really do no hear much about it. I am getting close to finishing my second Masters Degree in Digital Forensic Science from Champlain College. It it totally amazing how many different topics and courses we have to go through just for a foundation. For instance:

    Scripting for Digital Forensics
    Mobile Device Forensics
    Operating System Analysis and Forensics
    Malware Forensics
    Lab Management Skills
    Penetration Testing
    Digital Forensic Incident Response
    Civil and criminal litigation

    I never knew digital forensic science was so tough. I already have a masters in information security and thought it would overlap more. It did not, it really is a different world.
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,052 Admin
    The one course that really seems the odd-man-out is Penetration Testing. Both forensics and pen testing require detailed analysis and written reports, but the goals are very different. Pen testing as a method for collecting evidence? Perhaps when used to deduce and recreate an intrusion into a digital information system.
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    Mciheal HenryMciheal Henry Banned Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) is a private organization dedicated to providing an internationally recognized, unblemished computer forensics certification that is available to all who can qualify, for a reasonable cost.
    The ISFCE continually conducts research and development into new and emerging technologies and methods in the science of computer forensics. This development is reflected in the certification(s) that are offered by the ISFCE.

    The principal certification offered by the ISFCE is the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)®. First awarded in 2003, this certification is the result of the ISFCE’s desire to increase the level of professionalism and further the field and science of computer forensics.
    The foundation of this certification maintains a fair, uncompromised process for certifying the competency of forensic computer examiners and sets high forensic and ethical standards for forensic computer examiners.

    The ISFCE is an internationally recognized organization that has certified over 1700 individuals across 28 countries. Accessible to candidates worldwide, the CCE has become widely accepted as a prerequisite certification for forensic examiners, recognized by industry professionals and academic institutions alike.
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    beadsbeads Member Posts: 1,531 ■■■■■■■■■□
    The forensics side of the house has been forever neglected by non-law enforcement since the beginning. Yet, I find myself using more and more forensic tools and techniques recently than in any time in the past. As in I have done more forensic examinations in the past year than I have the past 15 years prior.

    ISFCE https://www.isfce.com/

    Looked at this site before and can see some similarities to the PSP and CISSP certifications. I would go on to say ISFCE looks much like the ISC(2) many years ago. Kudos for requiring people to justify taking the certification for the right reasons.

    I wish them well with this endeavor.

    - b/eads
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,052 Admin
    I looked long and hard at the CCE cert when I was attempting for pivot my career toward digital forensics back in 2010-11. Cost of the required training was the limiting factor for me. I assumed that I could get a DF job without the CCE and have an employer pay for it later.
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    the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Might be pursuing the CCE and have to agree price is a major factor.
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    Mike-MikeMike-Mike Member Posts: 1,860
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    Might be pursuing the CCE and have to agree price is a major factor.

    Grinch aren't you in Forensics now? Any certs that you found beneficial to your progression?
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    malcolmcatmalcolmcat Member Posts: 12 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Politely asking if anyone has taken the on-line "CERT Certificate in Digital Forensics" program through Carnegie Mellon University and has any feedback about this course.
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