Advanced computer forensic project planning and execution skills as well as legal knowledge and expertise required for success in the computer forensics field can be validated through the achievement of the EnCEP (EnCase Certified eDiscovery Practitioner) certification. Testing candidates are required to possess extensive experience in the planning and execution of computer forensic investigations using the eDiscovery platform. The certification documents the candidate's ability to conduct legally valid investigations under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure as well.
Prerequisites for application for the EnCEP certification include:
A minimum of three months of eDiscovery experience in project planning, processing or collection activities.
Completion of eDiscovery training through a one of the following preapproved programs: (1) a live course, (2) an on-demand course, or (3) an on-site implementation training session.
After satisfying these prerequisites and submitting an application for the EnCEP (EnCase Certified eDiscovery Practitioner) certification, candidates must pass two certification exams: (1) a 100 question, written exam, and (2) an online, case-study exam. A passing score of 80% is required on both exams for earning the EnCEP certification.
Hands on experience with eDiscovery is a crucial component of success in passing EnCEP certification exams, but concentrated study on testing subject matter is also recommended. Study guides are issued to all testing candidates following approval of the EnCEP application.