Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:39 am Author: Curio Location: MA Anyone have any ideas on how to prepare for the EnCe without spending thousands?
No wonder so many companies avoid CF, it costs a fortune...even to train! I think some of these companies (re Guidance) are greedily jumping at short term profits in place of encouraging a wider use of their products by the business community - ridiculous, especially in this depression.
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:06 am Author: twjolson Location: Minnesota To defend the devil :
Companies like Guidance have an extremely small market. Microsoft, by contrast, can sell millions of its Office suite, and thus at a much cheaper rate, and still make the same amount of money as Guidance at a much higher rate. Guidance is just like any other company, they need to pay their investors and their workers. They aren't rolling in money like some companies that are well known for overcharging and currently have more cash reserves than the US Government...
If everyone and their mother started doing computer forensics, you'd see prices plummet.
That said, find a college and take a class. Or, get a job that uses EnCase. Or, just go for other certifications. There are plenty of options, not all of them good. But, if you are determined, it will happen.
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:17 pm Author: jdmurray Location: Southern California In Southern California, EnCase courses are taught as part of the Certificate in Computer Forensics I program at CSU Fullerton Extension. These courses are 92 hours (9.2 CEUs) total, much less expensive than GSI EnCase training, and are acceptable as EnCase training required for the EnCE certification. Most of these courses are taught by Andy Spruill of GSI.
Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:33 am Author: Krooked Location: Ohio Check the CEIC conference. The 2012 conference is offering EnCE prep course and phase 1 for price of attendance. 2012 conference registration costs $695, plus it is in Nevada so price in travel and hotel. With all the additional training you can receive above and beyond the EnCE, this will provide significant bang for your buck.
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