For those planning training sessions or candidates intending to take an online exam during this period, we will be offering online exam sessions on December 27 and 29, as well as January 5, 2024. You can check the link to online exam events here.

Lead Forensics Examiner

Why should you attend?

Lead Computer Forensics Examiner training enables you to acquire the necessary expertise to perform Computer Forensics processes in order to obtain complete and reliable digital evidence. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of Computer Forensics fundamentals, based on the best practices used to perform forensics evidence recovery and analytical techniques. This training course is focused on core skills required to collect and analyze data from Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems, and also from mobile devices.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of Computer Forensics processes, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified Lead Computer Forensics Examiner” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Computer Forensics Examiner Certificate, you will be able to prove that you have the expertise to lead advanced forensic investigations and conduct forensics analysis, reporting, and evidence acquisition. 

Who should attend?

  • Computer Forensics specialists
  • Computer Forensics consultants
  • Cybersecurity professionals
  • Cyber intelligence analysts
  • Electronic data analysts
  • Specialists in computer evidence recovery
  • Professionals working or interested in law enforcement
  • Professionals seeking to advance their knowledge in Computer Forensics analysis
  • Information Security team members
  • Information technology expert advisors
  • Individuals responsible for examining media to extract and disclose data
  • IT Specialists

Learning objectives

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Lead Computer Forensics examiner during digital forensic investigation 
  • Understand the purpose of electronic media examination and its correlation with common standards and methodologies 
  • Comprehend the correct sequence of steps of a computer incident investigation and digital forensic operation 
  • Understand the common commercial and open source tools that may be used during incident investigation and digital forensic operations 
  • Acquire the necessary competencies to plan and execute a computer forensics operation and also implement and maintain a safety network to protect evidence

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in Computer Forensics
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


Knowledge on Computer Forensics. 

More Details

  • Day 1: Introduction to Incident Response and Computer Forensics concepts

    Day 2: Prepare and lead a Computer Forensics investigation

    Day 3: Analysis and management of digital artifacts

    Day 4: Case Presentation & Trial Simulation 

    Day 5: Certification Exam

  • The “PECB Certified Lead Computer Forensics Examiner” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Forensics

    • Domain 2: Best practices on Computer Forensics 

    • Domain 3: Digital forensics laboratory requirements

    • Domain 4: Operating system and file system structures

    • Domain 5: Mobile devices

    • Domain 6: Computer crime investigation and forensics examination

    • Domain 7: Maintaining chain of evidence

    For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and the Examination Rules and Policies.

  • After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about Computer Forensics certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the  Certification Rules and Policies.

    The requirements for PECB Computer Forensics Examiner Certifications are:

    Credential Exam Professional experience CFMS project experience Other requirements
    PECB Certified Provisional Forensics Examiner PECB Certified Lead Forensics Examiner Exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
    PECB Certified Forensics Examiner PECB Certified Lead Forensics Examiner Exam or equivalent Two years: One year of field experience in computer forensics Forensics activities totaling 200 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics
    PECB Certified Lead Forensics Examiner PECB Certified Lead Forensics Examiner Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of field experience in computer forensics Forensics activities totaling 300 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics

    To be considered valid, these computer forensics activities should follow best implementation practices and include the following: 

    1. Conducting forensic investigation
    2. Post incident response activities 
    3. Network management
    4. Computer forensics examination and analysis planning
    5. Analysis of file systems and digital media
    6. Forensics analysis of operating systems and networks
    7. Forensics analysis of computer and mobile devices
    8. Gathering digital evidence
    • Certification and examination fees are included in the price of the training course
    • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
    • An attestation of course completion worth 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants who have attended the training course.
    • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free