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Qualified Expert in Cyber Investigations (Q|ECI)

$997.00

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Overview

ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, ENGAGING, AND REALISTIC CYBER INVESTIGATION TRAINING THE INDUSTRY HAS SEEN. EVER. WE PREPARE YOU FOR REAL-LIFE SCENARIOS AND SUCCESS!

A Qualified Expert in Cyber Investigations (Q|ECI's) are the industry’s Most Elite Cyber Investigators that are trained in advanced and state of the art methodologies to identify, investigate and resolve the most complex cybercrimes known to man. They are simply the Best of the Best! Let me tell you about the program and how to earn your credentials and certificate of completion! 

This is an exciting online Professional Training Program that focuses on enhancing your skill sets as an "Expert in Cyber Investigations" which takes a blended learning approach of self-study, live interactions, and instructor lead investigative exercises that will help you to learn how to conduct successful cyber investigations with effective new concepts to prosecute the guilty.

We are taking over 25 years of hands-on experience of conducting cyber-investigations from the private, public, and government sectors around the world and sharing with you, our insights into what contributes to success and failures.

This program contains hundreds of hours of online video-based training; online prep review quizzes and the necessary study manuals to help you along the way.

It does not matter if you are Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Fraud, Intelligence, Cyber Security, I.T Security or a Private Investigator you will learn a ton of new concepts and investigative methodologies that you can apply immediately to your role and come out on top.

The Q|ECI Training Program combines the curriculum from the following 6 Qualified Programs. Upon completion, you will earn the Q|ECI Credential and Become Qualified to Sit for the CECI Exam.

  1. Qualified Cyber Intelligence Professional (Q|CIP): Value $797
  2. Qualified Counterintelligence Threat Analyst (Q|CTA): Value $797
  3. Qualified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (Q|ORCI): Value $497
  4. Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|MIA): Value $797
  5. Qualified eCommerce Fraud Investigator (Q|EFI): Value $497
  6. Qualified Forensic HiTech Investigator (Q|FHI): Value $797

ELIGIBILITY

EXAM IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM

Eligibility is not required for Qualified Expert in Cyber Investigations (Q|ECI) individual training.

Eligibility is required if you chose to sit for the Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI) board exam.

Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and loss prevention 
OR
Associates degree plus six years of experience 
OR
High school diploma or equivalency plus seven years of experience.

Also, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud, or the like shall be ineligible to become a CECI®. Applicants must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI).

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

What if I don’t want to attend the training program. Can I just sit for the exam?

You do not need to attend our training programs to sit for the board exam. 

If you'd like to purchase the exam only, you can do so by clicking here.

Your Learning Package

Tuition Includes: Official Training Program, Official Digital Study Manual, Official Prep Review Quizzes, Digital Certificate of Completion

Certificate Earned: Certificate of Completion

# of Students: 29,087

# of CPE Credits: 100

# of Exercises: 15

Language: English

Delivery Method: Online Self-Study

Length of Program (hours): 100 hours

Training Modules

• Welcome to the CECI/Q|CEI

• Understanding the Manual

• Cyber Intelligence (Overview)

• Intro to Cyber Investigations

• Social Media Investigations

• Advanced Social Media Investigations

• Auction Fraud Investigations

• Advanced Auction Fraud Investigation Methodologies

• Exploring the Deep Web

• Advanced Searching

• Identification of Deception in Social Media

• Open Source Intelligence

• Understanding the Perpetrator

• Chatting Applications

• On-Line Dating Applications

• How to Utilize Informants

• Program Design and Development

• Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations

• Introduction to ORC Investigations

• Organized Retail Crime Overview

• Organized Retail Crime Fraud Schemes

• Booster Operations

• Fencing Operations

• Organized Retail Crime Investigations

• Organized Retail Crime Investigations Part II

• Surveillance Methods

• Criminal Prosecution of ORC

• Introduction to Cyber Counterintelligence

• Applying Intelligence Methodologies

• Cyber Terrorism & Hackers

• Electronic Discovery

• Advanced Electronic Discovery

• Computer Forensics

• Advanced Computer Forensics

• Hi-Tech Investigations

• Advanced Hi Tech Investigations

• Mobile Forensics

• Advanced Mobile Forensics - Autopsy Demo

• Private and Domestic Investigations

DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS BELOW

Want to learn more about the CECI and Q|ECI? Within these programs, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in six different certification trainings and position yourself as an industry-recognized expert with these incredible Training Programs. Download the complete syllabus here.

Exam & Renewal Details (Optional)

EXAM IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM

Exam Details Program (Should you want to obtain an exam license to sit for the exam) - is graded on a pass/fail system by obtaining a 70% or better is considered a passing grade. The exam is taken online at the convenience of your home or office. It is a closed book exam and is 200 questions. The questions are in a true/false, multiple-choice & scenario-based format. It is a timed exam, you get 3 hours to complete the exam and you must do so in one sitting. Once you start the exam you must complete it. You get one attempt to pass the exam. If you fail the exam you must purchase a new exam license to sit for the exam.

You can purchase an exam license here  for $450 USD separately to sit for the exam if you don't buy the open-source intelligence training bundle.

RENEWALS

The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 30 CPE credits. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Course Experience

How long do I have access to the Training?

You get lifetime access to the training program for as long as it is still active.

How long do I have to complete a certification program and exam?

You have one year from the date of enrollment to complete the program.

Is everything I need included in the program to complete it?

Yes, you will not need any other resources or materials as the qualified program is all inclusive of the content you need to study and pass for the board exam. However the board exam is optional and NOT included in this program. This is the study program only.

What is the difference between the qualified and certified programs.

The only difference is the certified programs include the exam which leads to a board certification.

The qualified program is the training only component to the certification program and does NOT include the examination which is an extra cost.

What if I want to sit for the exam after completion?

If you meet the eligblity you are welcome to sit for the exam at anytime. The cost is $450 and you can do so by submitting your exam application here: https://pages.mcafeeinstitute.com/examination

Payment and Refunds

What is your refund policy?

We offer a NO-Questions-asked 3 day money-back guarantee from the date you enroll in your program if you are not satisfied with your program for any reason under the below conditions.

To be eligible for a refund under our money-back guarantee you MUST NOT have viewed more than 5% of your program and not have downloaded any of the course content.

How long will it take to receive my refund?

Refunds can take up to 30 days to be credited back to your account. This is dependant on your credit card company and not us.

Do you offer payment plans?

If you are a U.S. or Canadian citizen, we are excited to offer flexible payment plan options through Affirm and Sezzle at checkout.

With Affirm, you can enjoy the convenience of spreading your payments over up to 36 months, subject to approval.

For those who prefer a shorter plan, Sezzle offers an interest-free option, allowing you to make 4 biweekly payments.

Choose the plan that best suits your financial needs and start your journey with us today.

How do the Scholarship Offers work?

OVERVIEW

You cannot combine discount codes or other promotional offers on scholarship offers. Discount codes are valid on full price items only and cannot be combined. Scholarships are applied directly to the price of the enrollment tuition. No other codes are needed.

FINANCIAL NEED

Scholarships are available to students in financial need. They are not for employer purchases. Scholarships are based on sponsors and thier needs as they are sponsoring a students enrollment. Scholarships are limited and not always available.

AVAILABILITY

Scholarships are limited in the number we offer and the amount. Once they are gone they are gone. If a scholarship is available it will be listed on the course page and applied to the price on the website.

HOW TO SECURE A SCHOLARSHIP

It is easy to secure your scholarship. Simply enroll in the program of choice when a scholarship is available.

ELIGIBLITY

Scholarships are designed for students in finacial need only. McAfee Institute reserves the right to verify and validate financial need of the student on enrollment into the program.

ADDITIONAL POLICY

Using a discount code or promotional code will result in termination of your account and course access and you herby agree to follow these terms as outlined.

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If you would like to become a sponsor please follow this link for more details.

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System Requirements

Are there system requirements?

You cannot use a VPN, TVN or Proxy to access our site our course materials due to our security measures. In addition you will need a laptop or desktop computer as well. Review the following requirements for your camera, operating system, upload/download speeds, RAM, ports, microphones, and browsers. Also included is a list of technology not currently supported by ProctorU.

Recomended
Internet Connection
Wifi Connection
Wired Connection

PC Users
Windows 10 (Windows 10 S mode is not supported)
Windows 11

Mac Users
MacOS 10.13 (Oldest Still Maintained Version)
MacOS 10.15

CPU
More than 2 core CPU, less than 85% CPU Usage
More than 4 core CPU, less than 50% CPU Usage

Webcam
640x480 resolution
1280x720 resolution

Internet Download Speed
1 Mbps
12 Mbps

Internet Upload Speed
1 Mbps
3 Mbps

RAM
4 GB, less than 95% Ram Usage
16 GB, less than 90% Usage

Connectivity Ports
1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP
1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP

Screen Resolution
1366 x 768
1920 x 1080 and above

Additional Requirements: 

  • A functioning microphone (some web cameras have them built-in); microphone should not be part of headphones
  • Headphones are generally not permitted,  check with your testing organization to determine if headphones are permitted
  • A compatible browser: Google Chrome (preferred) or Mozilla Firefox

Not Supported:

  • Microsoft Edge browser 
  • Google Chromebooks (with Guardian Browser)
  • Google Chromebooks for Live+ or Review+
  • Tablets (Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc.)
  • Smartphones
  • Linux operating systems
  • Windows 10 in S mode or Surface RT
  • Connecting from within a virtual machine. You will be asked to reconnect using your host operating system to take your exam
  • Apple Boot Camp
  • Remote Access Software
  • Inactive Version of Windows and Test Builds/Test Mode

Can I use a VPN, VM, Proxy or Similar?

You cannot use a VPN, TVN or Proxy to access our site our course materials due to our security measures. 

Qualified Expert in Cyber Investigations (Q|ECI) - McAfee Institute
McAfee Institute

Qualified Expert in Cyber Investigations (Q|ECI)

$997.00

ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, ENGAGING, AND REALISTIC CYBER INVESTIGATION TRAINING THE INDUSTRY HAS SEEN. EVER. WE PREPARE YOU FOR REAL-LIFE SCENARIOS AND SUCCESS!

A Qualified Expert in Cyber Investigations (Q|ECI's) are the industry’s Most Elite Cyber Investigators that are trained in advanced and state of the art methodologies to identify, investigate and resolve the most complex cybercrimes known to man. They are simply the Best of the Best! Let me tell you about the program and how to earn your credentials and certificate of completion! 

This is an exciting online Professional Training Program that focuses on enhancing your skill sets as an "Expert in Cyber Investigations" which takes a blended learning approach of self-study, live interactions, and instructor lead investigative exercises that will help you to learn how to conduct successful cyber investigations with effective new concepts to prosecute the guilty.

We are taking over 25 years of hands-on experience of conducting cyber-investigations from the private, public, and government sectors around the world and sharing with you, our insights into what contributes to success and failures.

This program contains hundreds of hours of online video-based training; online prep review quizzes and the necessary study manuals to help you along the way.

It does not matter if you are Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Fraud, Intelligence, Cyber Security, I.T Security or a Private Investigator you will learn a ton of new concepts and investigative methodologies that you can apply immediately to your role and come out on top.

The Q|ECI Training Program combines the curriculum from the following 6 Qualified Programs. Upon completion, you will earn the Q|ECI Credential and Become Qualified to Sit for the CECI Exam.

  1. Qualified Cyber Intelligence Professional (Q|CIP): Value $797
  2. Qualified Counterintelligence Threat Analyst (Q|CTA): Value $797
  3. Qualified Organized Retail Crime Investigator (Q|ORCI): Value $497
  4. Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|MIA): Value $797
  5. Qualified eCommerce Fraud Investigator (Q|EFI): Value $497
  6. Qualified Forensic HiTech Investigator (Q|FHI): Value $797

ELIGIBILITY

EXAM IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM

Eligibility is not required for Qualified Expert in Cyber Investigations (Q|ECI) individual training.

Eligibility is required if you chose to sit for the Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI) board exam.

Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and loss prevention 
OR
Associates degree plus six years of experience 
OR
High school diploma or equivalency plus seven years of experience.

Also, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud, or the like shall be ineligible to become a CECI®. Applicants must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI).

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

What if I don’t want to attend the training program. Can I just sit for the exam?

You do not need to attend our training programs to sit for the board exam. 

If you'd like to purchase the exam only, you can do so by clicking here.

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