June 9, 2006

Got my GCFA (GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst)

Just a personal note. Since I mentioned earlier that I'd post when I obtained my GCFA, well, I obtained it. I'm number 0434 at

February 8, 2006

Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)

The instructor that I had for the SANS Forensics track, David Hoelzer, recommended this certification. The Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) certification is sponsored by The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners. It's home page is

GCFA - GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst

I mention this first simply because I took the training (SANS SEC 508) that it tests you on. It is generally not considered to be THE forensics training to get, but I don't think it's totally ignored either. The cost is listed at $800 (as of today), but it's $300 if you sign up for it along with the SANS SEC 508 class.

I paid for the certification attempt when I went to training in November, but haven't studied yet, let alone taken the test. I'll update this when I know more.

GCFA Homepage