|Career Opportunities||Forensic Computer Analyst, Computer Forensics Criminal Investigator, Intelligence Technology Analyst, Disaster Recovery Expert, Cryptographer, Cryptanalyst, Computer Crime Investigator, Mobile Forensics Expert, Information, Technology Auditor, Digital Crime Specialist, Cyber Defense Forensic Analyst, Forensic Analyst, Cyber Crime Investigator, Information System Security Professional, Forensic Accountant, Information Security Analyst, Malware Analyst, Computer Forensic Examiner, Security Consultant, Computer Forensics Technician|
|Skills||Computer Forensics, Data Acquisition and Duplication, Defeating Anti-Forensics Techniques, Windows Forensics, Linux Forensics, Mac Forensics, Network Forensics, Dark Web Forensics, Database Forensics, Malware Forensics, Mobile Forensics, Cloud Forensics, IoT Forensics|
|Renewal||Renewal fee or 120 credits EC-Council Continued Education (ECE) credits (per certification) within a period of three years.|
|Themes||Digital Forensics, Dark Web, IoT, Cloud Forensics|
The Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certification is a professional certification offered by the EC-Council (International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants). It is designed to validate the knowledge and skills of individuals in the field of computer forensics and cybercrime investigation.
The CHFI certification covers a range of topics related to computer forensics, including investigating cybercrimes, gathering and analyzing digital evidence, conducting forensic examinations, and maintaining the integrity of digital evidence. It equips professionals with the necessary tools and techniques to identify, track, and apprehend cybercriminals.
Individuals who obtain the CHFI certification are well-versed in forensic investigation methodologies and are trained to handle various types of digital evidence, such as network traffic logs, computer systems, mobile devices, and databases. They are skilled in applying forensic techniques to recover deleted files, analyze system logs, detect malware, and trace unauthorized activities.
The CHFI certification is recognized globally and is relevant for professionals working in law enforcement agencies, government organizations, cybersecurity firms, incident response teams, and other roles involving cybercrime investigation and computer forensics. It demonstrates a high level of expertise and proficiency in the field of digital forensics, contributing to the credibility and competence of individuals in this specialized area of cybersecurity.
- Type of Exam: Multiple choice
- Number of Questions: 150 questions
- Length of Test: 4 hours
- Minimum passing score: Depending on which exam form is challenged, cut scores can range from 60% to 85%
- Testing Provider: ECC Exam
Official Study Material
Additional Study Material
- CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition – Book
- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator: EC-Council – Book
- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) – Book
- Cybrary CHFI study guide
- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (312-49) Study Guide