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MacOS and iOS Certified Examiner (MiCFE)

What is the MacOS & iOS Certified Examiner?

The BlackBag Technologies MacOS & iOS Certified Forensic Examiner designation is awarded to skilled forensic examiners who demonstrate a high level of expertise in MacOS & iOS forensics through the completion of a written and practical examination. After completion of the Apple® Forensic Investigations and Advanced Apple® Forensic Investigations courses, students will be prepared to work through the written and practical assessments.  Demonstrate your proficiency by earning the MiCFE certification created by the MacOS and iOS forensic experts.

Requirements and Prerequisites

Completion of Apple® Forensic Investigations and Advanced Apple® Forensic Investigation BlackBag Technologies courses or 64 hours of MacOS and iOS training from established training provider in addition to 1 year of digital forensic examination experience. Candidates can register online for the MiCFE by submitting an application form and providing information validating their required qualifications necessary to proceed with the examination.

Upon successful completion of the examination, MacOS and iOS Certified Examiners will be awarded a digital copy of the MiCFE certificate and rights to use the MiCFE logo as defined in the MiCFE Logo Usage section. Certifications are valid for 3 years. MiCFEs will need to renew their certification.  This will require renewal registration through our website.  MiCFE examiners will have a 6-month grace period from the expiration of their certification after which the student will have to re-apply for the MiCFE process.

Renewal will require proof of on-going education in the form of a minimum of 32 hours of macOS or iOS training from an established vendor or the successful completion of the written portion of the current MiCFE examination with a 75% score or higher.

Cost

This certification is $300 to registering and qualifying examiners. Renewal fees are $75.

Examination Terms and Conditions

Students will proceed to take the written exam based on the requirements detailed. Students will have 3 hours to complete the examination and must pass with a 75% score or higher.  If the student does not pass the examination, they must wait 30 days to re-sit the examination.  If the student does not pass the examination on the second attempt, they must wait an additional 30 days and register again for the MiCFE examination through the website. The written exam must be completed within 90 days of the enrollment of the student to take the examination. Upon successful completion of the examination, students must email training@blackbagtech.com to receive instructions to proceed to the practical assessment examination. Students must complete the practical assessment examination within 90 days (with a 30 day extension upon request for good cause which would allow a total of 120 days) with a 75% score or higher. Further extensions will not be granted. Students not acquiring a passing score or not submitting the examination within the required time must register again after 30 days through the website to restart the MiCFE testing process. Certification integrity is taken seriously. Cheating or any false information submitted as validation for requirements to sit the examination will not be tolerated and may result in being banned from certification testing with BlackBag Technologies.

MiCFE Logo Usage Information

For more information on utilizing the MiCFE logo, please visit here.

For more information on certifications, please email certification@blackbagtech.com.