Certified Digital Forensics Examiner

C)DFE 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:

  • Individual Exam Cost - Click Here

    Course exams are individually priced.
    NOTE: You may purchase the exam without purchasing the course.

  • Live Class Exam Cost - Click Here

    Exam cost is not included with the purchase of a live class.

  • Ultimate Self-Study Combo Exam Cost - Included

    The cost of the exam is included with the purchase of an Ultimate Self-Study Combo.

  • Second Chance Exam - Click Here

    Purchase a second chance exam for less than 1/2 of the price of a regular exam when purchased with an Ultimate Self-Study Combo or an individual exam.

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.

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