Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) (Voucher Included)

This computer forensics certification course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to pass the EC-Council's Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) Certification exam. By achieving this credential, you will be able to demonstrate your proficiency in digital forensic tools and techniques that are crucial in today's cybersecurity industry.

Our digital forensics certification course takes a comprehensive and meticulous approach to computer forensics and evidence analysis. You...

6 Months / 100 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES3033

What you will learn

  • Establish threat intelligence and key learning points to support pro-active profiling and scenario modeling
  • Perform anti-forensic methods detection
  • Conduct post-intrusion analysis of electronic and digital media to determine who, where, what, when, and how the intrusion occurred
  • Extract and analyze logs from various devices such as proxy, firewall, IPS, IDS, desktop, laptop, servers, SIM tool, router, firewall, switches AD server, DHCP logs, and access control logs as part of the investigation process
  • Identify & check the possible source/incident origin
  • Recover deleted files and partitions in Windows, macOS, and Linux

How you will benefit

  • Become a Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)
  • Exam eligibility for the EC-Council Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) Exam Number 312-49 with example CHFI questions
  • The CHFI certification can fortify the applied knowledge level of law enforcement, system administrators, security, defense and military personnel, legal, banking, and computer and network security. It helps to enhance knowledge and skills in digital investigations and network integrity

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 100 course hours
  1. Computer Forensics in Today's World
  2. Computer Forensics Investigation Process
  3. Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems
  4. Data Acquisition and Duplication
  5. Defeating Anti-Forensics Techniques
  6. Windows Forensics
  7. Linux and Mac Forensics
  8. Network Forensics
  9. Investigating Web Attacks
  10. Dark Web Forensics
  11. Database Forensics
  12. Cloud Forensics
  13. Investigating Email Crimes
  14. Malware Forensics
  15. Mobile Forensics
  16. IoT Forensics

Eric Reed

Eric Reed has over 12 years of experience in IT consulting, specializing in security. Since 2005, he has consulted and delivered custom training to the U.S. military and numerous Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He has delivered CEH, CHFI, and ECSA/LPT training for the last seven years, with a 95 percent pass rating. Reed was awarded the EC Council Instructor of the Year in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Circle of Excellence in 2006, 2007, and 2010.


Prior to enrolling in this course, you should have a working knowledge of information technology, cybersecurity, computer forensics and incident response.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online. The materials are non-refundable upon registration.

According to Indeed, the average base salary for a computer forensic analyst is $70,682 per year. A computer forensic analyst's salary might depend on their location and the type of organization they serve. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 35% increase in jobs for information security analysts, including forensic computer analysts, by 2031. This increase is much higher than the average economic growth and has an estimated 19,500 openings yearly. also reports that the average salary for a computer forensics investigator in the U.S. is $122,103 per year or $58.70 per hour. Computer forensics salaries start at $5,855 and go up to $15,923 monthly, or about $191,072 annually.

According to INTERPOL, digital forensics is a branch of forensic science that focuses on identifying, acquiring, processing, analyzing, and reporting data stored electronically.

Electronic evidence is a component of almost all criminal activities, and digital forensics support is crucial for law enforcement investigations.

This evidence can be collected from various sources, such as computers, smartphones, remote storage, unmanned aerial systems, shipborne equipment, and more.

The main goal of digital forensics is to extract data from the electronic evidence, process it into actionable intelligence, and present the findings for prosecution. All processes utilize sound forensic techniques to ensure the results are admissible in court.

This program is intended for police officers and other law enforcement personnel, defense and security personnel, e-business security professionals, IT managers, and digital forensics service providers.

Yes. You will be prepared for the EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) exam. The course includes a voucher, which covers the fee to sit for the CHFI certification exam upon eligibility.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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International Council of E-Commerce Consultants
EC Council stands for International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, the world's largest certifying body dedicated to cybersecurity. EC Council offers certification programs in many other facets of the field, including the Certified Ethical Hacker exam, which is nationally recognized for its comprehensive and modern material. EC Council has earned accolades from the U.S. Government's National Security Agency (NSA) and accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). With such an excellent reputation, it's easy to see why enrolling in a course certified by EC Council will do wonders for your career.