Start With the Exam Outline for CCFP Digital Forensics Certification

The Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) certification is the only global cyber forensics credential that provides a comprehensive validation of your knowledge and skills as a digital forensics expert. Developed by (ISC) 2 , a leader in the information security certification market, CCFP is for those who have been working in the field and would like to take the next step and apply their cyber forensics expertise to a variety of challenges.

In order to get started and become CCFP certified, download the CCFP Exam Outline to learn what you need to know to sit for the exam.The CCFP exam tests competence in the 6 CCFP domains of the (ISC) 2 CBK, which cover:

  • Legal and Ethical Principles
  • Investigations
  • Forensic Science
  • Digital Forensics
  • Application Forensics
  • Hybrid and Emerging Technologies
  • [/list:u] Candidates must have a 4-year college degree leading to a baccalaureate, or regional equivalent, plus 3 years of cumulative paid full-time digital forensics or IT security experience in 3 out of the 6 domains of the credential. <p>

    Those candidates who do not hold a 4-year college degree leading to a Baccalaureate, or regional equivalent, must have 6 years of cumulative paid full-time digital forensics or IT security experience in 3 out of the 6 domains of the credential. Candidates without the required degree may receive a 1-year professional experience waiver for holding an alternate forensics certification on the (ISC) 2 approved list.

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Despite timestamps being ubiquitous, the understanding of their exact meaning is mostly overlooked in favor of fully-automated, correlation-based approaches. Existing work for practitioners aims at understanding Windows and is not directly applicable to Unix-like systems.

In this paper, we review how each layer of the software stack (kernel, file system, libraries, application) influences MACB timestamps on Unix systems such as Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and macOS.

We examine how POSIX specifies the timestamp behavior and propose a framework for automatically profiling OS kernels, user mode libraries and applications, including compliance checks against POSIX.

Our implementation covers four different operating systems, the GIO and Qt library, as well as several user mode applications and is released as open-source.

Based on 187 compliance tests and automated profiling covering common file operations, we found multiple unexpected and non-compliant behaviors, both on common operations and in edge cases.

Furthermore, we provide tables summarizing timestamp behavior aimed to be used by practitioners as a quick-reference.

Learn more: https://dfrws.org/presentation/a-systematic-approach-to-understanding-macb-timestamps-on-unixlike-systems/

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