Reviewed by Clark Walton
In January 2014, I took both the Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator (CCLO) and Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA) trainings in a one-week course held in Washington, DC and taught by Cellebrite Certified Instructor, Joe Duke. The CCLO and CCPA are required predicates for Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME) certification, Cellebrite’s “capstone” forensic examiner certification. The course trains investigators and examiners to perform file system extractions, physical extractions, password bypasses and the advanced analysis of evidentiary items using the UFED Physical Analyzer software.
In June 2015, I took Cellebrite’s half-day review for the CCME examination. I then took and passed the CCME certification that same day. The aim of these three certifications, each building upon one another, is to determine proficiency and mastery of mobile device forensics and examination using Cellebrite’s first-in-class forensic tools.