The Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) certification is the most complete and thorough evaluation process available today for the computer forensics professional. This certification is offered in association with the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, the Southeast Cybercrime Institute at Kennesaw State University, the Tri County Technical College, Pendleton, South Carolina, and Sir Sanford Fleming College, Ontario, Canada.
The CCE certification has been obtained by examiners throughout the world and is becoming the most recognized certification worldwide for both civilian and law enforcement examiners. Civilian examiners include information security officers and managers, IT administrators, consultants , systems and data security analysts, and even lawyers and HR managers.
The initial CCE process consists of a proctored online multiple-choice exam followed by the forensic examination of a floppy disk, the forensic examination of a CD-R disc, and the forensic examination of an image of a hard disk drive. After the online examination has been completed, the applicant can begin the forensic examination of the test media. The forensic examinations are designed to test the forensic knowledge and skills of the examiner.
The primary purpose of this certification is to measure if the applicant under- stands and uses sound evidence handling and storage procedures and follows sound forensic examinations procedures when conducting examinations. There are reasonable technical issues that must be resolved to recover the evidentiary data. However, most of the grade is based on following sound evidence handling and storage procedures and following sound examination procedures, not simply recovering the data. An 80 percent total average score will be required to obtain CCE certification. The fee for the entire process is around $300. To obtain additional information about the CCE, visit http://www.isfce.com or http://www.certified-computer-examiner.com .