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The CCE Bootcamp was recently updated and now includes a new Mobile Forensics Module!!


    This CCE BootCamp training has become the most sought after training class for individuals looking to achieve CCE certification – one of the most recognizable credentials in the forensics industry.

    The Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) Guided Self-Study is a self-paced online training course in computer forensic examinations that will provide instruction on conducting forensically sound computer examinations and will prepare you for the Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) exam.

    With Internet access, the Self-Study CCE BootCamp can be completed at the pace set by the student from any location around the world.  Instructor support is provided via email.  Instructors are required to respond to student requests in an expedient manner, usually within 24 hours of the student inquiry.  The Self-Study CCE BootCamp provides a flexible training platform that allows the student work when their schedule allows, either from home, office, or while on the road.

    This version of the CCE BootCamp training will cover core forensic procedures based upon the Key Philosophy emphasizing the expertise and knowledge of the examiner forensic practices NOT the forensic tools. 

    The training focus is not only on forensic recovery techniques, but on ensuring what the examiner finds will be admitted in court.  Both sound examination and evidence handling procedures are taught. The examiner, not the forensic tool used, must qualify as an expert witness.  An understanding of how to articulate what evidence forensic tools uncover is critical.  Too frequently, experienced examiners using automated tools examine a formatted diskette containing evidentiary data and report the diskette is blank.  Is this a problem with the tool or the examiner's training?

    Clear, concise, accurate reports that draw appropriate conclusions are a very important factor in presenting the results of a forensic examination. Our instructors require reports detailing each practical exercise examination.   All reports are critically reviewed as if representing the opposing side.  This will help develop excellent report writing skills.  Final reports can be used as a template for real examinations.

    Students are typically professionals, both civilian and law enforcement, some working towards starting a forensic practice.  Students in the IT, accounting, legal and other fields have successfully completed this training.

    The Guided Self-Study CCE BootCamp will train you to not only thoroughly examine digital media, but also clearly document, control, prepare and present examination results.

    The CCE BootCamp includes instruction on:

    - Conducting thorough examinations

    - Identifying where and how data is stored

    - Recovering and interpreting data

    - Drawing appropriate conclusions based on the data

    A sound understanding of the FAT and NTFS file systems is critical to sound forensic examinations.  These file systems are important because they are the base of Windows operating systems, portable flash media, storage devices and other digital media in use everywhere today.  USB drives, mobile phones, laptops, desktops and cameras are examples of common equipment that use these systems.

    FAT file system logical structures are utilized by DOS and Windows 9.x.  NTFS logical structures are utilized by Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    Please see Course Details for more specific information on training content.