About the certification

Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law. The Computer Forensics Foundation is an entry-level certification intended for IT professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of Computer Forensics.

This exam includes topics such as key terms, concepts, definitions, standards, techniques and tools used in the identification, collection, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence.

The Computer Forensics Foundation certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of Computer Forensics and advance your career. Register for your online exam now!

Exam details

Exam code


Launch date

September 8, 2016

Exam description

The Computer Forensics Foundation exam tests the candidate's knowledge in Computer Forensics.

Current version


Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes




English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Exam description

Key terms, concepts, definitions, standards, techniques and tools used in the identification, collection, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence


16 hours

Bloom's Taxonomy

Level 1 (Remembering), Level 2 (Understanding) and Level 3 (Applying)

Recommended reading

ISO/IEC 27037:2012 Information technology - Security techniques - Guidelines for identification, collection, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence


There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Computer Forensics

Validity period



$100 USD

How to get certified


Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.


Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.


Register for your online proctored exam.


Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.


Congratulations! You are certified!

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