Designed specifically to validate the skills and knowledge of computer forensic investigators that utilize EnCase to perform in-depth, complicated technological examinations, the EnCase Certified Examiner (ENCE) certification requires the completion of two certification exams in addition to satisfying prerequisite training or experience requirements.
Prior to submitting an application to take the required certification exams, candidates for the EnCE certification must either have 12 months of documented and acceptable experience in computer forensics, or must complete authorized training in computer forensics amounting to 64 hours in total.
Required exams for earning the EnCE certification include a Phase I exam conducted in written format in which an 80% score is required to pass, as well as a Phase II exam that measures the candidate's ability to practically apply their EnCase knowledge. No more than sixty days must pass between successfully completing the first and second exams, and an 85% score is required on the Phase II exam to earn the EnCE certification.
Gaining hands on experience with EnCase is not only recommended for success with the EnCE certification exams, but is a prerequisite for testing qualification. Additionally, the makers of EnCase, offer downloadable study guide materials at guidancesoftware.com to help certification candidates prepare for their EnCase exams.