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Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP)

This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2
Vienna, VA USA
Phone: +1.866.462.4777
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Skill Level: Advanced                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $549 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who wish to demonstrate advanced expertise in forensics techniques and procedures, standards of practice, and legal and ethical principles to assure accurate, complete and reliable digital evidence admissible to a court of law, as well as the ability to apply forensics techniques to other information security disciplines, such as e-discovery, malware analysis, or incident response.

Initial Requirements:
You must complete the following steps to earn this certification:
1. Meet n educational and/or experience requirements
2. Pass the CCFP exam ($549 US)
3. Submit an application form that includes an endorsement from an (ISC)2 member and subscribe to the (ISC)2 code of ethics.

Education/Experience requirements:
You must hold Candidates must have a four-year college degree leading to a Baccalaureate, or regional equivalent, plus three years of full time digital forensics or IT security experience in three out of the six domains of the credential.

If you don't have the above education, you must have six years of full time digital forensics or IT security experience in three out of the six domains of the credential. Candidates without the required degree may receive a one-year professional experience waiver for holding an alternate forensics certification on the (ISC)² approved list.

Non-education requirements:
In addition, you must pass the (ISC)2 CCFP exam ($549). The exam covers the six knowledge domains of the CCFP: Legal and Ethical Principles; Investigations; Forensic Science; Digital Forensics; Application Forensics; Hybrid and Emerging Technologies. An exam outline is available on the (ISC)2 website. Training is offered and encouraged but not required.

Continuing Requirements:
To remain certified, you must earn 90 continuing professional education (CPE) credits every 3 years, with a minimum of 15 earned each year after certification. You must also pay an annual maintenance fee of $100.


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