Certified Digital Forensics Examiner

The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner, C)DFE certification is designed to train Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigators.  Students are taught electronic discovery and advanced investigation techniques. This course is essential to anyone encountering digital evidence while conducting an investigation. Mile2’s Certified Digital Forensics Examiner training teaches the methodology for conducting a computer forensic examination. Students will learn to use forensically sound investigative techniques in order to evaluate the scene, collect and document all relevant information, interview appropriate personnel, maintain chain-of-custody, and write a findings report.  Through the use of a risk-based approach, the C)DFE is able to implement and maintain cost-effective security controls that are closely aligned with both business and industry standards. 

The C)DFE is a part of these Role-Based Career Paths


Forensics & Investigations





C)DFE Key Course Information

Live Class Duration: 5 Days

Language: English

Class Formats:
*  Instructor-led

*  Self-Study

*  Live Virtual Training


*  1 year experience in computers

Applicable Exams:

*  Mile2 C)DFE

CPEs:  40

C)DFE Modules

  • Module 0 – Introduction
  • Module 1 – Computer Forensic Incidents
  • Module 2 – Incident Handling
  • Module 3 – Computer Forensic Investigative Theory
  • Module 4 – Computer Forensic Investigative Process
  • Module 5 – Digital Acquisition
  • Module 6 – Disks and Storages
  • Module 7 – Digital Forensics Examiner Protocols
  • Module 8 – Digital Evidence Protocols
  • Module 9 – Digital Evidence Presentation
  • Module 10 – Computer Forensic Laboratory Protocols
  • Module 11– Computer Forensic Processing Techniques
  • Module 12 – Specialized Artifact Recovery
  • Module 13– e-Discovery and ESI
  • Module 14– Mobile Device Forensics
  • Module 15– Digital Forensics Reporting

Who Should Attend

* IS Security Officers
* IS Managers
* Agents/Police Officers
* Attorneys
* Data Owners
* IS Managers
* System Managers
* IT Managers


Upon Completion

Upon completion, the Certified Digital Forensics Examiner candidate will be able to competently take the CDFE exam.

Re-Certification Requirements

All  Mile2 certifications will be awarded a 3-year expiration date.

There are two requirements to maintain Mile2 certification: 

1)  Pass the most current version of the exam for your respective existing certification

2)  Earn 20 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per year. You may submit your CEUs in your Mile2 inbox. These CEUs must fall under “Qualify Continuing Educational Activities).

Visit our certification renewal page for more information.

C)DFE Exam Information

The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions.

Purchase Options:

Course FAQ's

NO.  You do not have to purchase a course to purchase a certification exam.  

All of our courses can be taken independently.  In order to help guide our students on their cybersecurity career journey we have developed the Mile2 Certification Roadmap.

This helpful resource maps specific courses to Role-based career tracks.

There are over 30 Mile2 courses and certifications.  The courses follow Role-Based Career paths in the areas of Foundations, Management, Prevention, Recovery, and Auditing.

Please see our Certification Roadmap for full details.

All of our courses are available as Ultimate Self-Study Combos.  The purchase of these courses gives you access to all training videos, materials, exam preps, exam simulators, 1 exam and 1 free 2nd chance exam.  The only exception is Red Vs Blue as this course requires multiple participants and is available as a Live Class only.

You cannot transfer, share or give your self- study material to another person. The following is noted when you access your course material through your account. "Important Notice: By accessing the mile2® online course material, practice tests, exams, and related files, the student agrees to the following. I understand that my license to use mile2 electronic course materials is exclusively for my individual professional development. I will not transfer nor will I allow others to use the course materials or the test questions. I will not use any part of this material for teaching others nor will I incorporate it, nor allow it to be incorporated, in any other training materials or publications, electronic or print, without prior specific written consent of mile2®."

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