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CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA)

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This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
CyberSecurity Institute (CSI)
Monroe, WA USA
Phone: 1-800-726-1433
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Skill Level: Advanced                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $400 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who are capable of conducting a thorough forensic analysis using sound examination and handling procedures, and are able to communicate the results of their analysis effectively. The CSFA certification is designed for professionals who already possess practical experience in the field of digital forensics.

Initial Requirements:
You must submit an FBI Criminal Background Check and a completed CSFA Certification Test Application and Agreement along with your payment of $400. Then, you must pass the CSFA exam.
The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and a hands-on lab. The written test will comprise 30% of the total score, with the practical comprising 70% of the total score. An overall passing score of 85% is required. You have 3 days to complete the exam.

It is recommended you have at least two years of experience with both the technical and administrative aspects of conducting forensic analysis, to include creating the verbiage for subpoenas, motions, and affidavits, as well as experience creating comprehensive forensic analysis reports.

Continuing Requirements:
You must attend a minimum of 80 class hours of digital forensics / information technology training every two years. Recertification must be completed every four years.


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