Certified Digital Forensics Examiner

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The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner vendor neutral certification is designed to train Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigators whereby students are taught electronic discovery and advanced investigation techniques. This course is essential to anyone encountering digital evidence while conducting an investigation.

Mile2's Certified Digital Forensics Examiner training teaches the methodology for conducting a computer forensic examination.  Students will learn to use forensically sound investigative techniques in order to evaluate the scene, collect and document all relevant information, interview appropriate personnel, maintain chain-of-custody, and write a findings report.

The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner course will benefit organizations, individuals, government offices, and law enforcement agencies interested in pursuing litigation, proof of guilt, or corrective action based on digital evidence. 

Intended Audience

  • Security Officers
  • IS Managers
  • Agents/Police Officers
  • Attorneys
  • Data Owners
  • IT managers
  • IS Manager/Officers

At Completion

​Upon completion, Certified Digital Forensics Examiner students will be able to establish industry acceptable digital forensics standards with current best practices and policies. Students will also be prepared to competently take the C)DFE exam. 


  • A minimum of 1 year in computers

Exams & Certifications

The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner exam is taken online through Mile2's Assessment and Certification System ("MACS"), which is accessible on your mile2.com account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple-choice questions. The cost is $400 USD and must be purchased from Mile2.com.

  • Mile2 C)DFE – Certified Digital Forensics Examiner


  • Student Workbook
  • Student Lab guide
  • Exam Prep guide

Course Outline

​Module 1: Introduction


Module 2: Computer Forensic Incidents


Module 3: Investigation Process


Module 4: Disk Storage Concepts


Module 5: Digital Acquisition & Analysis


Module 6: Forensic Examination Protocols


Module 7: Digital Evidence Protocols


Module 8: CFI Theory


Module 9: Digital Evidence Presentation


Module 10: Computer Forensic Laboratory Protocols


Module 11: Computer Forensic Processing Techniques


Module 12: Digital Forensics Reporting


Module 13: Specialized Artifact Recovery

Module 14: e-Discovery and ESI


Module 15: Mobile Device Forensics


Module 16: USB Forensics


Module 17: Incident Handling



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