Guidance Software is a leader in the forensics tools and services arena. Its well-known and highly used EnCase Forensics software helps professionals acquire data from many different types of devices, complete disk-level examinations and produce reports of findings. The company also sells software for remote investigations (EnCase Endpoint Investigator), eDiscovery, risk management and endpoint security.
The company's certification program includes the Certified Forensic Security Responder (CFSR), EnCase Certified eDiscovery Practitioner (EnCEP) and the EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCe). Available to public and private sector professionals, the EnCE recognizes an individual's proficiency using EnCase Forensics software and mastery of computer investigation methodology, including evidence collection, preservation, file verification, file signatures and hashing, first responder activities and much more.
To achieve EnCe certification, candidates must show proof of a minimum of 64 hours of authorized computer forensic training or 12 months of qualified work experience, complete an application, and then successfully complete a two-phase exam that includes a written portion and a practical.
EnCE certifications are valid for 3 years from the date obtained. Recertification requires one of the following:
- 32 credit hours of continuing education in computer forensics or incident response
- A computer forensics or incident-response related certification
- Attendance at an Enfuse conference (at least 10 sessions) or another computer forensic conference (must include labs)
EnCE V8 Facts & Figures
|Certification Name||EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCe)|
|Prerequisites & Required Courses||Required:|
|Number of Exams||One two-phase exam:|
|Cost per Exam|| $200 total, or international $300|
|Self-Study Materials||Study guide and exam guides available at Amazon, as well as some practice exams.|