The EnCase® Certified Examiner (EnCE®) program certifies both public and private sector professionals in the use of Guidance Software's EnCase® computer forensic software. EnCE® certification acknowledges that professionals have mastered computer investigation methodology as well as the use of EnCase® software during complex computer examinations. Recognized by both the law enforcement and corporate communities as a symbol of in-depth computer forensics knowledge, EnCE certification illustrates that an investigator is a skilled computer examiner.
La certificación EnCE v6 y v7 ya está disponible en español.
El examen del EnCE v6 ya está en español y la Fase I está disponible online con Exam Builder. Las instrucciones de la Fase II tambien son escrito en español, sin embargo, debe presentar su informe en Inglés para revision y nota final. Por favor, pregunte por la versión en español cuando se aplica por el EnCE. Gracias.
EnCase® Certified Examiner (EnCE®) Requirements and Process
STEP 1. Training Experience and Requirements
You need to have attended 64 hours authorized computer forensic training (online or classroom) OR have 12 months computer forensic experience.
STEP 2. Complete the EnCE application
The application is available for download at: EnCE Application
Complete the application and mail it to the EnCase® Certification Coordinator:
Guidance Software, Inc.
Attn: EnCE Certification Coordinator
215 North Marengo Avenue, Suite 250
Pasadena, CA 91101
STEP 3. Register for Test and Study Guide
Once the application has been received and approved, you will be contacted by the EnCase Certification Coordinator for the certification test payment, which can be paid by credit card, check, or purchase order.
The fee to take Phase I with ExamBuilder is $200 USD or International $225 USD (£140.63 GBP + VAT).
If you are attending an EnCE Prep Course, you will receive a confirmation e-mail if your application has been approved.
EnCase® Training OnDemand EnCE Prep course students must mail their completed application to the address listed above.
A PDF version of the Study Guide is available for download at:The EnCE Study Guide v6 The EnCE Study Guide v7
STEP 4. Take Phase I (Written Exam)
Phase I -Taken with ExamBuilder or during the Guidance Software EnCE Prep Course. You have two (2) hours to complete this test.
Minimum passing score is 80%.
Those who fail must wait two (2) months prior to retesting. You must pay the testing fee again if you fail Phase I. If your organization or personal information changes prior to retesting, you will need to submit a new application.
STEP 5. Take Phase II (Practical Exam)
Those who pass the Phase I will be issued an electronic license to complete Phase II test
Sixty (60) days are allotted to complete the Phase II exam. There is a 30-day extension that can be granted via the EnCE Coordinator on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum passing score is 85%.
Those who fail must wait two (2) months from the date the test was due before being allowed to retest. A participant must contact the certification coordinator on their eligibility date for retesting. Failure to contact the certification coordinator on your eligibility date will require a participant to start from Phase I of the testing process. If after submitting Phase II you again fail, you must begin the retesting process from Phase I. If a participant’s organization or personal information changes prior to retesting, a new application will need to be submitted.
Those participant's who do not finish or submit the Phase II exam in the time allotted will be required to wait two (2) months from the date that the test was due and restart the testing process from the beginning.
STEP 6. EnCE Certification and Renewal Process