CCFP Certification

CCFP Certification Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

In this course, you will learn the latest tools and techniques in a live, hands-on laboratory environment to conduct a simulated cyber investigation. The lab exercises include computer forensics using commercial tools, network forensics and Internet forensics. Such areas as email, applications, forensic timelines, social media and mobile devices will be addressed in addition to the traditional computer forensics examinations.

CCFP demonstrates your ability to gather, analyze, and deliver digital evidence that is accurate, complete, and reliable. The certification covers a range of skills necessary to support these environments from intrusion analysis to incident response, and newer challenges, such as mobile forensics and cloud forensics.

Outside of the laboratory exercises, you will address legal and ethical considerations, the foundations of digital forensic science within the context of the forensic sciences, and emerging and hybrid technologies as they impact the digital forensic investigator. The course is a combination of instructor lecture, hands-on lab exercises, instructor demonstrations and practicum exam with after-exam review.

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Intended Audience for this CCFP Certification Course

  • » Digital forensic examiners in law enforcement supporting criminal investigations
  • » Cybercrime and cybersecurity professionals working in the public or private sectors
  • » Computer forensic engineers and managers working in corporate information security
  • » Digital forensic and e-discovery consultants focused on litigation support
  • » Cyber intelligence analysts working for defense/intelligence agencies
  • » Computer forensic consultants working for management or specialty consulting firms

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CCFP Certification Course Objectives

  • » In-depth coverage of the six domains required to pass the CCFP exam:
  • » Legal and Ethical Principles
  • » Investigations
  • » Forensic Science
  • » Digital Forensics
  • » Application Forensics
  • » Hybrid and Emerging Technologies

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CCFP Certification Course Outline

      1. Legal and Ethical Principles
        1. Nature and Characteristics of Evidence
        2. Chain of Custody
        3. Rules of Procedure
        4. Code of Ethics
      2. Investigations
        1. Investigative Process
        2. Evidence Management
        3. Crime Scene Investigation Protocol
        4. Hybrid Crime Investigation
        5. Criminal Investigations
        6. Civil Investigations
        7. Administrative Investigations
        8. Forensics Responsibility to Security Incidents
        9. Electronic Discovery
        10. Intellectual Property (IP) Investigation
      3. Forensic Science
        1. Introduction to the Scientific Method
        2. Fundamental Principles
        3. Forensic Analysis and Examination Planning
        4. Report Writing and Presentation
        5. Quality Assurance, Control, Management and Accreditation Procedures
      4. Digital Forensics
        1. Digital Forensics Tools
        2. Media and File System Forensics
        3. Demonstration: Introduction to FTK
        4. Anti-Forensic Tools and Techniques
        5. Demonstration: Exploring the Evidence
        6. Lab - The Evidence: Basher's Second Computer
        7. Virtual System Forensics
        8. Embedded Device Forensics
        9. Mobile Device Forensics
        10. Demonstration/Discussion: Cellebrite
        11. A Few Forensic Tools and Techniques
        12. Demonstration - Network Forensics
      5. Application Forensics
        1. Software Forensics
        2. Web, Email, and Messaging Forensics
        3. Demonstration - Web Forensics
        4. Demonstration - Email Forensics
        5. Database Forensics
        6. Demonstration - Database Forensics
        7. Lab - Creating and FTK Report
        8. Malware Forensics
        9. Demonstration - Malware Forensics
      6. Hybrid and Emerging Technologies
        1. Cloud Forensics
        2. Social Networks
        3. The Big Data Paradigm
        4. Control Systems
        5. Critical Infrastructure
        6. Online Gaming and Virtual/Augmented Reality
      7. Labs

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Donald H.
- Academic and corporate trainer with over 2000 hours of instruction delivered on security awareness, CISSP, Security+, Safety, core Microsoft courses, MS Exchange and MS ISA server.
- Conducted over 200 security reviews in support of financial audits, policy reviews and network vulnerability assessments.
- Bachelors Degree in Security Management with a Concentration in Information Security from American Military University along with CISSP, CAP and several CompTIA, Microsoft, ISACA certifications.


Donald is a security professional with a wide range of experience from physical security to a concentration in information security. He is the Information Systems & Security Director for a consulting firm. His clients include local municipalities, non-profits, corporations and federal government agencies, specializing in a wide array of compliance programs and security assessments such as PCI DSS, FISMA, COBIT and ISO17799.

Donald is also a trainer and speaker on security topics and has served on various advisory committees and as a subject matter expert in information technology and security. He has over 15 years of experience in the security field as well as more than 2000 hours of instruction delivered on security awareness, CISSP, Security+, Safety, core Microsoft courses and MS ISA server. In addition to that, Donald is the President and Chairmen for the Brentwood Veterans Memorial Building and Commandant for the Delta Diablo Det. 1155 Marine Corps League.
Jayson F.
- Over 32 years of experience as well as 18 certifications, including Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft.
- Strong background, with web development & design of infrastructure for companies such as AT&T, Sports Illustrated, and Toys R Us.
- Specialist in applying process and finding solutions to solve them in addition to training people in the skills to manage the process and meet goals.


Jayson is a talented and valued Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with over 32 years of IT experience. Along with web development & design of infrastructure for companies such as AT&T, Sports Illustrated, and Toys R Us, he holds several IT certifications. He is a CCDA, CCNA, Security+ certified, MCDBA, and MCSE to name a few.

Jayson's focus is on finding solutions to problems and applying process to solve them. He instructs professionals in the skills to manage the process and meet goals, which makes him a respected trainer at NetCom Learning.
Larry G.
- More than 14 years of experience as a Security Subject Matter Expert as well as black belt in a variety of martial arts.
- Numerous Challenge Coins from the US Government including the US Army, and the Criminal Investigation Command.
- Much acclaimed instructor at NetCom Learning, with evaluation scores of 8.8 out of 9.


Larry is a unique instructor and IT security expert. If you sit in one of his classes you might get the feeling of being in a martial arts class - That's exactly how Larry wants it! "The principles behind IT security are the same as those in a variety of martial arts," Larry says. In addition to teaching IT security for over 14 years, he has practiced martial arts since he was 13 years old and holds black belts in multiple disciplines including Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and Kick Boxing. "All of these techniques are like tools for different types of attacks," Larry explains.

Larry's excellence in certification training and passion for IT security has earned him numerous Challenge Coins from the US Government including the US Army, and the Criminal Investigation Command. He is also a much acclaimed instructor at NetCom Learning, with evaluation scores of 8.8 out of 9.
John H.
- Owner of ELearning Development company that focuses on design, security education services and development.
- Globally recognized instructor of engineers and executives from the private sector, civilian government, and DoD.
- Consultant experience focusing on security architecture, instructional design, curriculum development, and training delivery.
Hackmeyer has a bachelor's and master's degree from Florida State University. "Hack", as he likes to be called, is currently the owner of thesecurity education services company CyberCrocodile. For nearly 6 years, CyberCrocodile has focused on delivering live instructional courses focused on CISSP, Security+ and customized vendor specific security solutions.

Prior to forming CyberCrocodile, Hack spent nearly a decade as a security systems engineer for companies such as: Intermedia Communications, Riptech, Symantec, and Websense. John has experience in architecting security solutions for govern- ment agencies, DoD and global fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Hackmeyer is also the creator of popular and effective educational methodology Conceptual Linking.

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