Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)

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Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)

Digital technologies are changing the face of business. As organizations rapidly embracing digital technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data, and IOT, the context of digital forensics is more relevant than ever before. The growing number of cybercrimes has caused a shift of focus in the forensics field – from DNA to digital.

According to the market research report published by IndustryARC, by 2020, the digital forensics market will reach 4.8 billion USD. IndustryARC also predicts that the maximum use of digital forensics is from the federal sector and this would grow from $1,097.2 million, in 2015, to $2,060.5 million by 2020. The major drivers for this are increasing threats from cybercrime and terrorist attacks. Foote Partners, which tracks information technology (IT) jobs across all skill levels, projects the global demand for cyber security talent to rise to six million by 2019, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million professionals.

Over the last many years, EC-Council’s CHFI certification has gained massive traction and recognition amongst Fortune 500 enterprises globally. It has immensely benefited professionals from law enforcement, criminal investigation, defense, and security field.

The CHFI course has been designed for professionals handling digital evidence while investigating cybercrimes. It was developed by an experienced panel of subject matter experts and industry specialists, and also set global standards for computer forensics best practices. In addition, the class aims at elevating the knowledge, understanding, and skill levels of students who are actively cyber security and forensics practitioners.

CHFI investigates a detailed, methodological approach to computer forensic and evidence analysis. It provides the necessary skillset for identification of intruder’s footprints and gathering necessary evidence for its prosecution. All major tools and theories used by the cyber forensic industry are covered in the curriculum.

The certification can fortify the applied knowledge level of law enforcement personnel, system administrators, security officers, defense and military personnel, legal professionals, bankers, computer and network security professionals, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network and digital investigations.

Course Summary

EC-Council’s CHFI training class provides the necessary skills to perform effective digital forensic investigation

It is a comprehensive course covering major forensic investigation scenarios that enables students to acquire necessary hands-on experience on various forensic investigation techniques and standard forensic tools necessary to successfully carryout computer forensic investigation leading to prosecution of perpetrators.

CHFI presents a methodological approach to computer forensic including searching and seizing, chain-of-custody, acquisition, preservation, analysis and reporting of digital evidence.


Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) Training for EC-Council Certification

Course Objectives

  • How to set up a computer forensics lab
  • Password cracking
  • How to recover deleted files
  • How to write investigative reports
  • Roles of first responder, securing & evaluating an electronic crime scene, conducting preliminary interviews, documenting electronic crime scene, & collecting & preserving electronic evidence

Pre-Requisite Knowledge Advisory

This class is best suited for IT/Forensics professionals with basic knowledge of IT/cyber security, computer forensics, and incident response.

Prior completion of EC-Council’s CEH class would be an advantage.

Exam Required for Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) Certification

To gain CHFI certification, the student must pass the following exam:

  • Exam: 312-49 (via ECC)

Number of questions: 150
Passing score: 70%
Test duration: 4 hours
Test format: multi-choice

Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) Course Outline

Module 01: Computer Forensics in Today’s World
Module 02: Computer Forensics Investigation Process
Module 03: Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems
Module 04: Data Acquisition and Duplication
Module 05: Defeating Anti-forensics Techniques
Module 06: Operating System Forensics (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Module 07: Network Forensics
Module 08: Investigating Web Attacks
Module 09: Database Forensics
Module 10: Cloud Forensics
Module 11: Malware Forensics
Module 12: Investigating Email Crimes
Module 13: Mobile Forensics
Module 14: Forensics Report Writing and Presentation