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Q: Who are the sponsors of this certification?
A: Those seeking the DFCP certification must demonstrate two (2) or more years of “practical experience” in the last three (3) years. Those seeking the DFCA certification are not required to demonstrate practical experience over the last three years. Candidates for both certifications must have a minimum of five (5) years digital forensics experience overall.
A: When we say “practical experience” we are referring to hands-on digital imaging/capturing of digital evidence and digital analysis (from evidence collection to reporting and if necessary, testifying to the evidence).
A: This certification will not test your knowledge of any particular forensic software. We believe a digital forensics certification should go much further than testing a candidate’s knowledge of forensic software. This certification will cover all the aspects of digital forensics – the collection of digital forensics, the legal components, the validation of forensic tools, the reporting, etc. We want to be able to ensure a successful candidate is able to be fully versed in the entire digital forensics profession.
A: Yes. We do plan to offer other digital forensics related certifications. We are starting with basic certifications first. This is the foundational certification. Other special certifications and advanced certifications are being considered.
A: Unfortunately, no. We cannot currently offer certifications to those living outside the USA. Nevertheless, we do plan to offer these to non-USA personnel in the future. We are exploring avenues on how to run international records checks. If you have suggestions on methodologies for doing this please let us know.
A: A refund of fees will be processed under the conditions noted herein: The applicant must submit a written request for a refund to the DFCB within 30-days of making application for certification. No refund will be considered after 30-days of making application. Refunds are subject to a $150 fee to cover applicant processing costs.
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