Computer forensics programs are on an all time high demand; the reason being the increasing occurrence of cyber crimes across the world. Besides, computer forensics is one of the most challenging disciplines in information technology.
There are in fact about two dozen computer forensic certifications, most of which are provided by private organizations. Hence, deciding on the best can be a challenge. While the companies who don’t disclose their student strength are a definite no when it comes to choosing a certification, companies who charge exorbitant fees should also be verified with a fine toothed comb.
To ease the process of choosing a good Computer Forensics certification, here’s a list of the five best, as of 2014:
- Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
- Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
- Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)
- Professional Certified I
- nvestigator (PCI)
- GIAC Certified Forensic Examin
er (GCFE) and GI
AC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
While these are the best five, there are many other certifications provided by various other bodies. However before foraying into any certification outside this
list you should definitely consider consulting a practicing professional in Computer Forensics.
Alternatively you should also thoroughly research on the history of the sponsoring company, the popularity of the certification (evident through its enrollment number) and the sponsor’s motive behind the offering.
Are you considering Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) training? Which certifications are on your mind? Share your thoughts with us.