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Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification

Computer hacking forensic investigation is the process of detecting hacking attacks and properly extracting evidence to report the crime and conduct audits to prevent future attacks.

Computer crime in today’s cyber world is on the rise. Computer Investigation techniques are being used by police, government, and corporate entities globally and many of them turn to EC-Council for our Digital Forensic Investigator CHFI Certification Program.

Computer Security and Computer investigations are changing terms. More tools are invented daily for conducting Computer Investigations, be it computer crime, digital forensics, computer investigations, or even standard computer data recovery. The tools and techniques covered in EC-Council’s CHFI program will prepare the student to conduct computer investigations using ground-breaking digital forensics technologies.
Computer forensics is simply the application of computer investigation and analysis techniques in the interests of determining potential legal evidence. Evidence might be sought in a wide range of computer crime or misuse, including but not limited to theft of trade secrets, theft of or destruction of intellectual property, and fraud. CHFI investigators can draw on an array of methods for discovering data that resides in a computer system, or recovering deleted, encrypted, or damaged file information known as computer data recovery.

The purpose of the CHFI credential is to:

Validate the candidate’s skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute in the court of law.

About the Exam

  • Number of Questions: 150
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Delivery: ECC EXAM
  • Exam Prefix: 312-49 (ECC EXAM)
  • Passing Score

    In order to maintain the high integrity of our certification exams, EC-Council Exams are provided in multiple forms (i.e., different question banks). Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the purview of a committee of subject matter experts that ensure that each of our exams not only has academic rigor but also has “real world” applicability. We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating then contributes to an overall “Cut Score” for each exam form. To ensure each form has equal assessment standards, cut scores are set on a “per exam form” basis. Depending on which exam form is challenged, cut scores can range from 60% to 85%.

    Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification

    EC-Council’s CHFI certifies individuals in the specific security discipline of computer forensics from a vendor-neutral perspective. Our digital forensics certification will fortify the application knowledge of law enforcement personnel, system administrators, security officers, defense and military personnel, legal professionals, bankers, security professionals, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.

    A CHFI certified professional will be equipped to be gainfully employed as a Computer Forensics or a Digital Forensics professional. They will be able to:

    Cybersecurity as a profession has seen tremendous growth over the past 10 years and EC-Council has been on the leading edge of this profession. Practices in Network Defense, Ethical Hacking, and Penetration Testing have proven to be the pillars of cybersecurity teams across the globe and Digital Forensics is no exception. Whether you operate a team of 2 or 2,000 to tackle cyber issues facing your organization, digital forensics must be a part of the equation as a critical skill and daily practice. To learn more about the Digital Forensics domain, visit – What is Digital Forensics

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    EC-Council’s Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) program

    Digital forensics is a key component in Cyber Security. Many people hear the term forensics, or computer forensics, or digital forensics and instantly think that’s just for law enforcement, but the truth is, digital forensics has a key place on every cyber security team. In fact, without it, chances are your organization’s security posture and maturity will fail to see its full potential. Computer forensics is an evolving field that is always moving to match the changes in devices and how they are used for identifying, preserving, analyzing, and recovering data from computers and various digital media storage. Digital data are subjected to legal practices and guidelines when intended to serve as evidence in civil proceedings. To learn more about computer forensics, click here.

    About the Program

    Digital forensic practices stem from forensic science, the science of collecting and examining evidence or materials. Digital or computer forensics focuses on the digital domain including computer forensics, network forensics, and mobile forensics. As the cyber security profession evolves, organizations are learning the importance of employing digital forensic practices into their everyday activities. Computer forensic practices can help investigate attacks, system anomalies, or even help System administrators detect a problem by defining what is normal functional specifications and validating system information for irregular behaviors ares.

    In the event of a cyber-attack or incident, it is critical investigations be carried out in a manner that is forensically sound to preserve evidence in the event of a breach of the law. Far too many cyber-attacks are occurring across the globe where laws are clearly broken and due to improper or non-existent forensic investigations, the cyber criminals go either unidentified, undetected, or are simply not prosecuted.

    Cyber security professionals who acquire a firm grasp on the principles of digital forensics can become invaluable members of Incident Handling and Incident response teams. The Computer Forensic course provides a strong baseline knowledge of key concepts and practices in the digital forensic domains relevant to today’s organizations. CHFI provides its attendees with a firm grasp on the domains of digital forensics.

    About the CHFI Exam

    The CHFI certification is awarded after successfully passing the exam EC0 312-49. CHFI EC0 312-49 exams are available at ECC exam center around the world.

    CHFI Exam Details
  • Number of Questions: 150
  • Test Duration: 4 hours
  • Test Format: Multiple choice
  • Test Delivery: ECC exam portal
  • Passing Score

    In order to maintain the high integrity of our certifications exams, EC-Council Exams are provided in multiple forms (I.e. different question banks). Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the purview of a committee of subject matter experts that ensure that each of our exams not only has academic rigor but also has “real world” applicability. We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating then contributes to an overall “Cut Score” for each exam form. To ensure each form has equal assessment standards, cut scores are set on a “per exam form” basis. Depending on which exam form is challenged, cut scores can range from 60% to 78%.

    Who Is It For?

    The CHFI program is designed for all IT professionals involved with information system security, computer forensics, and incident response.

    Target Audience
  • Police and other law enforcement personnel
  • Defense and Military personnel
  • e-Business Security professionals
  • Systems administrators
  • Legal professionals
  • Banking, Insurance and other professionals
  • Government agencies
  • IT managers
  • CHFI Course Outline

  • Computer Forensics in Today’s World
  • Computer Forensics Investigation Process
  • Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems
  • Operating System Forensics
  • Defeating Anti-Forensics Techniques
  • Data Acquisition and Duplication
  • Network Forensics
  • Investigating Web Attacks
  • Database Forensics
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Malware Forensics
  • Investigating E-mail Crimes
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Investigative Reports
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    Testimonials

    IAN TAN, LEAD CONSULTANT AT NCS GROUP, TALKS ABOUT Our Digital Forensics Training PROGRAM Over the past years, I have acquired experience as an Information Technology Consultant at NCS Group but my zeal to learn brought me to EC-Council’s Computer Hacking…

    MLADEN PREKRAT, CYBER SECURITY EXPERT AT HRVATSKI TELEKOM, TALKS ABOUT THE EC-COUNCIL CHFI COURSE I always had a zeal for learning new things. I have spent my entire professional life working at #HrvatskiTelekom, gaining experience in various roles. This gave me access to know…

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