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The purpose of the CHFI credential is to validate the candidate’s skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute in the court of law.

Computer crime in today’s cyber world is on the rise. Computer Investigation techniques are being used by police, government and corporate entities globally and many of them turn to EC-Council for our Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator CHFI Certification Program. Computer Security and Computer investigations are changing terms. More tools are invented daily for conducting Computer Investigations, be it computer crime, digital forensics, computer investigations, or even standard computer data recovery, The tools and techniques covered in EC-Council’s CHFI program will prepare the student to conduct computer investigations using groundbreaking digital forensics technologies.

Computer forensics is simply the application of computer investigation and analysis techniques in the interests of determining potential legal evidence. Evidence might be sought in a wide range of computer crime or misuse, including but not limited to theft of trade secrets, theft of or destruction of intellectual property, and fraud. CHFI investigators can draw on an array of methods for discovering data that resides in a computer system, or recovering deleted, encrypted, or damaged file information known as computer data recovery.

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Exam Preparation

Training and Exam

Examination Prerequisite

Candidates who have completed the official CHFI instructor-led training (ILT), online live training, academic learning or have been certified in a previous version of the credential are eligible.

Prior to attempting the exam, you are required to AGREE to:

  • EC-Council Non-Disclosure Agreement terms

  • EC-Council Candidate Certification Agreement terms

Exam Content

Exam Domains

  1. Forensic Science

  2. Regulations, Policies and Ethics

  3. Digital Evidence

  4. Procedures and Methodology

  5. Digital Forensics

  6. Tools/Systems/Programs

If you are interested in knowing the objectives of the ANSI accredited CHFI exam, or the minimum competencies required to pass the CHFI exam, please refer to the CHFI Exam Blueprint.

Candidate Handbook

You can find the CHFI candidate handbook here.

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To receive your exam voucher from EC-Council, please open the Aspen V2 Student User Guide and follow all steps. Once you have completed your evaluation as instructed you will be sent your exam voucher directly by EC-Council.

All DDLS-delivered training courses for EC-Council come with the standard exam voucher. The exam is required to be sat at a DDLS Campus in a proctored environment. Please contact our Customer Experience Team to arrange a suitable date and time: 1800 853 276 or

If you do not wish to sit the exam at the DDLS campus for whatever reason, you may opt to take a remotely proctored test or sit the test at Pearson VUE, however this will be at an additional cost to you which is transacted directly through EC-Council. Should you wish to do this, you can click through on either link below and complete the exam upgrade. Please note you can only do this after you have received your exam voucher from EC-Council as per above.

  • To take the exam from home, candidates can pay for the upgrade via the EC-Council online store.

  • Alternatively, candidates can also pay to upgrade and take the exam at a Pearson VUE exam centre.

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