What you will learn:

> The learner will be able to identify a person of interest.
> The learner will be able to conduct timely cyber investigations.
> The learn will be able to develop intelligence, gather evidence, and prosecute criminal activity.
> The learner will be able to apply mobile and digital forensics.

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Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (CCII)

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This Program Includes: Official Training Program, Official Digital Study Manual, Official Prep Review Quizzes, Online Proctor License, 1-Year Exam License, Digital Certification & Credential

Total Hours: 40

# of Exercises: 5

# of CPE Credits Earned: 35

Delivery Method: Online Self-Study

Certificate Earned: Board Certification

Benefits: Live Instructor Support | Lifetime Access | Free Updates for Life | Globally Recognized | Real-world Applicable Training


Over the last 15 years, the world has experienced a need for competent professionals who can effectively manage complex cyber issues that threaten the assets and people of corporations, public and private institutions, and government.

To meet this need, the McAfee Institute administers the Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (CCII). This remarkable group of professionals has demonstrated their competency in the areas of cyber intelligence, investigations, leadership, and industry best practices through an intensive qualification and testing program. As a result, each of them is awarded the coveted designation of CCII and is recognized as leaders in their profession.

The CCII is the leading industry certification for cyber investigators in law enforcement, intelligence, loss prevention, private investigation, and fraud. The skills that you will learn by studying for the CCII will help you conduct cyber investigations and critical intelligence-gathering missions quicker than ever before, with more accuracy. You will learn how to identify your person of interest, conduct timely cyber investigations, and prosecute cyber criminals regardless of their location.

You will learn topics such as cyber investigations, mobile & digital forensics, e-commerce fraud, auction fraud, hacking, intelligence gathering, social media investigation methodologies, legal fundamentals and more!

Even better yet, this certification program and all the resources are completely online and self-study! No matter when you want it, where you want it, or where you are located around the world, it will be available 24/7/365.

The CCII Supports the National Cyber-Security Workforce Framework (Homeland Security)

  • The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework supports the nation’s cybersecurity workforce development efforts.
  • The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides a simple, standardized way to define cybersecurity work across multiple sectors
  • The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides detailed descriptions of types of cybersecurity work, the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for each area, and descriptions of common specialties.
  • Students will graduate with the knowledge and skills that employers need
  • Colleges can create programs that are aligned with jobs,
  • Employees will have a better-defined career path and opportunities, and
  • Policymakers can set standards to promote workforce professionalization.


I cannot urge you enough to invest in yourself and your future while learning some really neat stuff along the way. Earning the industry's top certification is rigorous, challenging, and extremely fun!

Trust me when I tell you that we are going to blow your mind and teach you things that you never thought possible! It starts with the impossible and ends with the remarkable!

• Welcome to CCII
• Understanding the Manual
• Cyber Intelligence
• Introduction to Cyber Investigations
• Social Media Investigations
• Advanced Social Media Investigations
• Auction Fraud Investigations
• Advanced Auction Fraud Investigations
• Exploring the Deep Web
• Advanced Searching
• Documenting Social Media
• Identification of Deception in Social Media
• Open Source Intelligence
• Understanding the Perpetrator
• Mobile Forensics
• Advanced Mobile Forensics - Autopsy Demo
• Chatting Applications
• On-Line Dating Applications
• Cyber Investigations 101
• Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations
• Privacy Concerns
• Digital Evidence
• Law Enforcement Partnerships
• Final Board Exam


Want to learn more about the CCII? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in Open Source Intelligence, exploring the Deep Web, E-crime Investigation and more! With CCII you will position yourself as an industry-recognized expert in this incredible Certification Program. Download the complete syllabus here.

Exam Details Program - 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 training bundle.


You have to renew the board certification every two years, once you are certified. The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 20 CPE credits. 

Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention or another similar field 
Associates degree plus two years of experience 
High school diploma or equivalency plus three 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 CCII®. The applicant 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 Cyber Intelligence Investigator (CCII)

What if I do not meet the eligibility requirements?

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements above that's OK! We offer a qualified program where you can get the same great training and earn a "Qualified" credential. Then when you meet the eligibility all you need to do is return and purchase the Certified Exam License to sit for the exam and earn your "Certified" credential. (Click the image below for more information)

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 are interested in sitting for the exam only to become a Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (CCII), you may obtain an exam license to do so. Exam licenses are valid for one year after purchase. Click the image below to purchase. 

If you are interested in the Cyber Intelligence Investigator training only, you may do so by enrolling in the Qualified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (Q|CII) program. Upon completion of the Qualified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (Q|CII) training program, you will receive a certificate of completion. Click the image below to find out more.  


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Credentialing Assistance (CA)

The McAfee Institute has partnered with Credentialing Assistance (CA) to provide funding for training and exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential. > See more here

VR&E Program

The McAfee Institute has partnered with Veteran's Readiness and Employment - VR&E (formerly Voc Rehab) and benefit program counselors around the world to offer you the ability to participate in any of McAfee Institutes board certifications (online or in-person). > See more here

Veterans Benefits & G.I. Bill®

This online program is NOT eligible for veterans education benefits/G.I. Bill®. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. > See more here

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Very good course and I recommend anybody to take this program

United States United States

Very Satisfied

Awesome course so far getting more knowledge from it.

Sajan K.
Nepal Nepal


I was very impressed with the curriculum and hands-on approach during this course. I am so happy that I chose Mcafee Institute to broaden my experience and would highly recommend taking this course!

Natalie L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator

My experience was very good the course was well laid out and the study material very useful.

Martin S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Top notch!

The CCII program is phenomenal from start to finish. The hands on practical application is tremendously helpful and the course is loaded with countless resources, guides, and reference sheets. The instructors and McAfee Institute staff are all professional, responsive and provide top notch customer service, always quick to answer questions with direct answers. I would recommend this course and McAfee Institute to anyone interested in this line of work.

Karley S.

I have no words to

I have no words to express myself how happy I am choosing McAfee Institute for learn this unic and well presented study in Certified Cyber Intelligence Investigator (CCII). I want to thank you one more time for your great effort and amazing presentation! Also I want to thank to the Board Team and everyone who is ben involved to shape a sutch interesting cours with distinguished quality of online study. Vesna

Vesna K.

Excellent Course

I enjoyed taking this course for a number of reasons; getting started was very simple, the curriculum was very easy to digest and expanded on a few throngs that I thought I knew well but didn't. The videos are segmented so it helps retain the info and allows you to reference things later on much easier. The staff at McAfee are very friendly and extremely helpful to your learning experience. I will be taking many more classes with them.

Eric G. Frank


A very Good and thorough course. If I had to do it over again, I would.

Ismail O.

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