Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

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Digital forensic is a part of forensic science, and if this field interests you or you are already working as a cyber-security professional, you will find the course in Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator a great opportunity to pursue for your career growth. The course is comprehensive and will focus on the digital domain which involves network, computer and mobile forensics. The course is exciting from the start to and will fully equip you with how to carry out critical investigations and apply digital forensic practices into day to day activities.

The course is extensive and covers a range of key modules such as an introduction to computer forensics, investigation process, network and database forensics and operating system forensics. Each module is discussed in-depth ensuring learners gain a sound understanding of different forensic investigation techniques.

The Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator will give you a firm grasp of the fundamentals of digital forensics and how to preserve evidence when the laws are breached. Qualifying in this course will lead to opening the door to gaining numerous opportunities in computer forensics in a number of high-paying job roles.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is designed for IT professionals who are employed or aspiring to gain employment in computer forensics, information system security and incident response. Additionally, this course is suitable for individuals in government agencies, IT managers, systems administrators, legal professionals and police and law enforcement personnel.

Entry Requirements

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • Learners must have 2 years of work experience in information system security.

Method of Assessment

In order to successfully complete the course in Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, learners have to sit for the EC-Council exam that demonstrates academic rigour and real-world applicability. Learners are expected to maintain high integrity by achieving the relevant test score.

  • Exam Name: CHFI EC0 312-49
  • Number of Questions: 150
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice


1: Computer Forensics in Today’s World

2: Computer Forensics Investigation Process

3: Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems

4: Operating System Forensics

5: Defeating Anti- forensics Techniques

6: Data Acquisition and Duplication

7: Network Forensics

8: Investigating Web Attacks

9: Database Forensics

10: Cloud Forensics

11: Malware Forensics

12: Investigating Email Crimes

13: Mobile Forensics

14: Investigative Reports


Successful learners will be awarded the Certificate in Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator by EC-Council Certified.

Awarding Body

EC-Council is a global leader in creating information security trainings and certification programmes. EC-Council operates in 145 countries and is widely recognised for developing Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Security Analyst amongst a range of courses and programmes. They are proud to have trained information security professionals globally and influenced the mindset of organisations around the world. Their primary goal is to certify individuals and organisations in information security skills.

Progression and Career Path

This course in Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator will enhance your qualification for a number of jobs in the IT and information security industries. The qualification demonstrates your skills and expertise in digital forensics proving to potential employers that you will be a valuable asset to the organisation. You can also use this certificate as an opportunity to win various job incentives put forth by your employer or to study further in the area and improve your knowledge in security systems. Below given are few of the jobs this certificate will help you in, along with the average UK salary per annum according to

  • IT Managers
  • IT Professionals
  • Systems Administrators
  • Legal Professionals


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