The CFSA qualifies students for a one year experience waiver towards the CISSP, Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Edmonds Community College hosts a CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA) certification May 8-10. Ten digital forensics students will have three days to complete a forensic analysis and submit a comprehensive forensic analysis report in order to complete the test.
The CSFA certification test resembles a real world scenario that a forensic analyst would encounter. Students with a specific time frame to complete their analysis, and may request additional information relevant to the case.
Test candidates will be communicating with an attorney for the three-day testing period, and may have to provide the verbiage for affidavits, declarations, subpoenas, search warrants and motions, depending on their test scenario.
The CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA) certification offered through Edmonds Community College for digital forensics students is recognized by the (ISC) — the organization that developed and sponsors the CISSP certification. The CSFA is on the (ISC) approved list for a one year experience waiver towards the CISSP, Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Students at Edmonds CC who have completed Computer Information Systems classes 201, 272 and 273 have the opportunity to test for CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst certification.
The CFSA is an industry-recognized certification for digital forensics examiners which was recently acknowledged by the American Bar Association as a nationally recognized indicator of competence, knowledge, and skill in the field.
Computer forensics experts developed the certification test. Candidates complete a computer forensic case and submit an analysis of their findings to obtain the certification.
Digital forensics specialists may serve as experts in legal cases involving digital evidence. Edmonds CC's Information Security, Network Security, and Digital Forensics classes provide hands-on exercises focusing on real world case examples. Instructor Steve Hailey also teaches for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative.