SOURCE: Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB)

Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB)

August 26, 2014 08:00 ET

Digital Forensics Certification Board Offers New Certification

EL DORADO HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - The Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB), an independent certifications organization for digital evidence examiners, today announced the creation of the Digital Forensics Certified Associate (DFCA).

The primary goal of the DFCA certification is to provide an industry neutral certification for two groups of individuals. The first group includes individuals who are new to the industry. These individuals are either college graduates in the computer forensics field or individuals who are making a career change and are entering the computer forensics field. The second group is for individuals who previously served as practitioners in the industry but because of changes in their job or career they no longer actively practice in the computer forensic industry on a regular basis. For these two groups, the DFCA shows that they have the knowledge to become a practitioner in the industry.

Individuals must complete a background check. Upon successful completion of the check, a candidate will then sit for a 100 question exam. The exam will test the candidate in five areas: legal concepts, computer forensic ethics, electronic storage media, mobile and embedded devices, and network forensics.

"The DFCA certification is our way to recognize individuals who are just starting out in the industry or are looking to continue their involvement in the industry despite changes in their career," said Warren Kruse, President of the DFCB. "These individuals are the practitioners of yesterday and the practitioners of tomorrow and are excited to continue, or start out, in the world of computer forensics."

Individuals interested in the DFCA certification should visit the DFCB website at

About the DFCB
The Digital Forensics Certification Board is a member-driven, non-profit, vendor-independent organization of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, sponsored in part through a grant from the National Institute of Justice. DFCB was founded to provide, among other things, an objective certification in digital forensics in order to promote trust and confidence in the digital forensics profession. Visit or call 916.939.5000.

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