CCE – Certified Computer Examiner


Requirements: Adhere to Code of Ethics, No criminal record
Renewal: Every 2 years, $45.00

CCE: Exam

Questions: Varies
Time: 90 Days for Entire Process
Passing Score: 80%
Format: Multiple Choice, 3 Hands-On Forensic Exams
Cost: $395.00

MCCE: Practical

The Master CCE Program consists of a practical exam.

Editors’ Quick Thoughts

This is a vendor neutral and training neutral security cert. It’s considered to be a mid-level cert delving deep into the world of forensics. Be prepared for this one. Not only does the exam consist of an online multiple choice exam, but it also includes a hands-on section where you have to actually perform forensics tasks on different media including a floppy, CD & HDD.

From the Horse’s Mouth (ISFCE Web Site Content):

The Certified Computer Examiner(CCE)® certification is provided in association with the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners. Sponsoring schools include the Southeast CyberCrime Institute at Kennesaw State University, the Tri County Technical College, Pendleton, SC and Sir Sanford Fleming College, Ontario, Canada. 

The Certified Computer Examiner certification is a result of our desire to:

  • Professionalize and further the field and science of computer forensics
  • Provide a fair, uncompromised process for certifying the competency of forensic computer examiners
  • To set high forensic and ethical standards for forensic computer examiners
  • To provide a universally recognized, unblemished certification that is available to all who can qualify, for a reasonable cost.
  • Conduct research and development into new and emerging technologies and methods in the field and science of computer forensics

The CCE certification is available world wide to both law enforcement and non law enforcement forensic computer examiners who have no criminal record** and who have the appropriate training, experience or are self taught.   A police clearance may be required.

MCCE Requirements:

Those CCEs who obtain three or more operating system endorsements will become Master Certified Computer Examiners (MCCE). Various operating system specific endorsements are/will be available including:

  • The Microsoft FAT (Windows 95/98) file systems and forensic issues related to those file systems.
  • The Microsoft NTFS (Windows NT/2000/XP) file systems and forensic issues related to those file systems.
  • The Unix/Linux file systems and forensic issues related to those file systems.
  • The MAC/Apple file systems and forensic issues related to those file systems.

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