The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners  

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    CCE Competencies


    The Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) has evolved into one of the most desired certifications in the digital forensics industry. The certification is granted only after an applicant has completed a rigorous, standardized testing process. Additionally, an applicant is required to agree to and sign the ISFCE Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, submit a notarized statement that all work on the certification is done without assistance, undergo a criminal background check and achieve approval from the ISFCE Certification Board.

    The goal of the CCE competencies is to outline the necessary level of proficiency required for a CCE test candidate.  The CCE applicant may or may not be tested on all subject areas listed below.  The CCE testing process is designed to test an applicant’s proficiency in several areas pertinent to digital forensics. The applicant is required to complete an online test and forensically examine three pieces of media, submitting a report after each examination.

    The Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) certification process is a pure testing process. CCE candidates are not permitted to solicit or accept assistance from anyone at any level after registering for the CCE certification process. Third party review of and/or commentary on CCE examination reports is not allowed. CCE candidates are required to abide by a signed ISFCE Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and are made aware of all testing requirements and guidelines at the beginning of the certification process:

    “All work to complete the CCE certification process must be done solely by the individual CCE candidate.
    CCE candidates may not corroborate, work jointly,
    cheat or plagiarize other’s work to complete the CCE process.”

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