EnCase® Certified Examiner program turns 10 this month

Guidance Software, Inc. is celebrating a decade of industry-leading computer forensic industry education and certification, as its EnCase® Certified Examiner (EnCE®) program turns 10 this month. More than 3,300 forensic examiners have earned the EnCE designation worldwide in those 10 years…The EnCE program is unique because it certifies that professionals have mastered computer investigation methodology as well as the use of EnCase software during complex computer examinations. EnCE certification is recognized by law enforcement, legal and corporate communities as a symbol of in-depth computer forensics knowledge and illustrates that an investigator is a skilled computer examiner.

Steve Bunting was one of the first program graduates and is a senior forensic consultant with Forward Discovery and author of EnCase Computer Forensics: The Official EnCE: EnCase Certified Examiner Study Guide. “When the EnCE program first came out, I don’t think we could have predicted just what it would mean to the industry 10 years later,” Bunting said. “Today, many employers prefer or even require applicants to have an EnCE certification because it’s a difficult program and shows the person has really taken the time to understand the forensic process and the software.”

“The success of EnCE certification speaks volumes about Guidance Software’s commitment to the professionalism of the forensic industry,” said Jessica Bair, senior director of curriculum development at Guidance Software and co-creator of the EnCE program. “While the high standards have remained the same over the years, we’ve updated the program to cover new technology and situations that investigators are facing, so that we can continue to protect the validity and advance the recognition of the certification.”

“For 10 years, EnCase Certified Examiners have proven the value of their designation in countless courtrooms and boardrooms as they help solve critical, real-world problems using the skills demonstrated in earning their certification,” said Victor Limongelli, president and CEO of Guidance Software. “We congratulate the more than 3,300 professionals who have mastered computer investigation methodology as well as the use of EnCase software during complex computer examinations.”

For more information on the EnCE requirements and process, please visit http://www.guidancesoftware.com/computer-forensics-training-ence-certification.htm.

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About Guidance Software, Inc.
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind, such as responding to e-discovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing – all while maintaining the integrity of the data. There are more than 40,000 licensed users of the EnCase technology worldwide, the EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by more than 60 of the Fortune 100, and thousands attend Guidance Software’s renowned training programs annually. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.guidancesoftware.com/ .

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