"Truly the best classes I have ever attended. My only regret is that I didn't take the training from them sooner. No fluff, filler, or extraneous material, just hard-hitting nuts and bolts of the profession. Gladly would have paid triple the price." Ryan Emerson - Digital Forensic Examiner

"I attended a well-known class from one of your competitors. I speak for many students when I say that I learned more in the first day of your course than I did in an entire week of the other course." Allan Womac - Evidence Technician

"A co-worker of mine and student of yours is planning to dedicate his personal time off taking training from you again - this speaks volumes of you and your courses." Paul Rodvik - H.P. Corporate Backup Services

"It is rare to find an instructor who is both a good teacher and a true expert in his field. Your teaching style has really sparked my interest in network/computing security." John Bell - The Boeing Company

"I believe I speak for all of your students when I say THANKYOU for all that you do. You show a true dedication to your students and their success - a dedication I have never seen in any other instructor." Donny Neil - The Boeing Company

"I look forward to taking many more classes from you, as you have proven yourself to be one of the true 'Subject Matter Experts' that the entire IT industry builds their certification criteria on. Thanks." James Gotner - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

"You are not just being taught the fundamentals but are being instructed on how to approach forensics work like a 20 year veteran would. Invaluable training!" Frank Dauenhauer -ICT Security Manager -Aurenav

"I wish I would have known about your course sooner. Now after many months of wasted time and money, I'm finally on the right track." Allan Womac - Evidence Technician

"Mike and Steve have a wealth of forensic knowledge and "real life" professional experience that, when layered onto the CHFI, creates a potent training experience not available anywhere else.  If you want expert training by true experts in the forensic field, Mike and Steve can deliver." Gregg Braunton - Regional Information Security Officer

"These guys are world-class. Superb training, and they helped me solve a Cybercrime case during the week!" Special Agent - Federal Agency

"This was not my first course from CyberSecurity Academy, nor will it be my last.  These gentlemen are amazing instructors that truly are subject matter experts." Tracy Stanley - Information Technology System Specialist

"There is no better place to take a Cyber-security class than CyberSecurity Academy!  Steve Hailey and Mike Andrew bring years of experience in the digital forensics area to their classes, and teach not only the class materials but also what it's like to really work on a case. Passing my CHFI certification directly led to my securing a contract position in Cyber security with a large government agency." Dennis York - Cyber Security Analyst

"Steve and Mike are great instructors. I learned a lot and because of them the notes that I took in class made studying for the exam very easy." Neumann Lim - Computer Systems Specialist

"This is the third class I have taken from Steve and Mike and the standard keeps rising! These guys are all about ensuring the student walks out with the BEST training experience possible and they do it CONSISTENTLY! With one of their classes, you won't be disappointed! THANKS!!!!" Jeffrey L Colorossi - CISO

"The class was excellent. Steve and Mike are fabulous instructors and I appreciate everything they did for me." Casey Tilton - Security

"The instructors do a great job in focusing on the important facts in the course materials while providing hands on time to learn and reinforce the core concepts. Their practical knowledge has been earned through years of experience. It is clear that they never take their eyes off of the football and clearly know their stuff. Anyone with an interest in digital forensics would be well served by attending any of their courses." James Clark - Systems Engineer

"!): This was not my first course from CyberSecurity Academy, nor will it be my last. These gentlemen are amazing instructors that truly are subject matter experts." Tracy Stanley - Information Technology Systems Specialist

"For the Digital Forensics Examiner course, we will NOT just be showing you a variety of tools for you to figure out how to implement later. You will be taught an entire process for conducting digital forensic examinations from start to finish. " Steve Hailey, Instructor

Digital Forensics Examiner

"The example reports, declarations, affidavits, and discovery requests were worth the price of this class alone.  Questions I have had for years were finally answered.  You just can't get this thorough of an education about digital forensics anywhere else. I was wasting time in my forensic analysis, and now I have a process. I have called them twice now for assistance outside of class and they were absolutely fantastic. Steve and Mike practice what they preach, true leaders in their field!" Pravin Kumar, Digital Forensics Examiner





This is an intense five-day class designed for IT professionals and law enforcement with limited digital forensics experience. This course has been taught locally and internationally since 2004 for IT professionals, law enforcement, and military forces. You will NOT just be shown a variety of tools to figure out how to implement later. You will be taught an entire process for conducting digital forensic examinations from start to finish. Many of our students started their careers as digital forensic examiners after taking this class. Our military students have been using the techniques learned in this class to process digital evidence worldwide.

LAW ENFORCEMENT NOTE: We can customize the training focus based on your needs. Please let us know if you are looking to host a class for your department or multiple departments within a region.

The Digital Forensics Examiner practical examination is included and will be administered on the last day of class. A minimum score of 75% must be achieved to earn the certification. One additional attempt at the exam will be provided at a later date if needed.

This course will also help prepare the student for the coveted CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst certification.

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It is highly recommended that students have several years experience in information technology and trouble- shooting Windows based systems. Experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator, PC Repair Technician, etc., is desirable. At a very minimum, students should possess the A+ certification or have equivalent experience.