The Certification Process
- Obtain a voucher
Whether you are attempting the eCDFP certification exam on your own or after having attended one of our approved training courses, you will need to obtain a voucher before you can start your certification process.
Once you obtain the voucher you will receive login credentials to our Certification area where you will manage the exam, the VPN credentials and anything related to the certification process from the beginning up to the shipment of your certificate.
- Begin the certification process
Regular vouchers expire after 180 days from purchase.
Infinity vouchers do not expire.
Before the certification expires, you will have to begin the certification process by clicking on "Begin certification process". The expiration date will always be available in your certification area and reminder emails are sent to make sure you take advantage of the voucher.
- Perform your tests
As soon as you click on the "Begin certification process" button you will receive an email with instructions regarding the scope of engagement.
This letter will contain exactly what you should test and how. At this point, you will be required to answer 30 multiple-choice questions. 15 of them will require digital forensics activities against the designated evidence and the remaining 15 questions will be of theoretical nature. Those questions will verify your skills.
The exam network will always be available for 24 hours and dedicated to you
At any time you will be the only one on the network and will be able to reset the scenario should you damage it during your tests.
You can also pause the lab and resume from where you left off by simply clicking Start/Stop buttons in the Certification area as you would do with any other Hera Lab scenario.
- Obtain your results
Once you submit your exam, you will immediately know the final score
Should you fail the first attempt you will have one (1) free retake to be used within 14 days.
Once you pass the exam you will find the digital certificate immediately downloadable and verifiable.