CERT FOCUS: Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI)

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About Mcafee Institute

The Mcafee Institute is a provider of professional training and industry certifications for the law enforcement, intelligence and investigative sectors. They deliver real-world, online training courses as well as board certifications in areas such as cyber investigations, deception detection, digital and mobile forensics, cyber crime and more.

Mcafee Institute’s Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations is an expert level board certification. Students are trained in advanced and state of the art methodologies to identify, investigate and resolve complex cybercrimes.

The course is delivered online and utilizes a blended learning approach of self-study, live interactions, and instructor led investigative exercises that will help you to learn how to conduct successful cyber investigations.

It includes 100 hours of online video-based training; online prep review quizzes to prepare for the final exam, and study manuals.

At a Glance:

Program Duration: 100 Hours
Credits Awarded: 100 CPE
Language: English
Skill Level: Expert
Access: Lifetime Access
Credential: Board Certification
Delivery Method: Online, Self Study
Exam Method: Online Proctored
Industry Recognized: View Organizations

Accreditation: NASBA

Target Audience Disciplines:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Loss Prevention
  • Fraud
  • Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • I.T Security
  • Private Investigation

Maintaining the Credential:

  • must renew every two years

  • cost is $125 for an additional two years.
  • CPE requirements are listed here.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and loss prevention or
  • Associates degree plus six years of experience or
  • High school diploma or GED plus seven years of experience


You will be precluded from obtaining the CECI if the following applies:

  • convicted of a felony
  • any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud

In addition, applicants must successfully pass a background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will result in disqualification or revoking of the Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI) certification if currently certified.

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