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Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE)

When your word can make or break a case, your credibility is vital. Without a way to demonstrate your mastery of digital forensics, it can be harder to defend your findings and present them with full confidence. MCFE certification is an accreditation that showcases an examiners’ expert-level competence with Magnet Forensics products to peers, internal stakeholders and external audiences, including legal teams or clients. Certification is free to users who have completed the prerequisite training courses.

Showcase Your Expertise and Competence

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE EXAM FORMAT? You will need to login through your Arlo account. You will have a 120-minute time limit to complete 75 total questions. The MCFE Examination is comprised of two parts. A set of knowledge-based questions around the functions and use of Magnet AXIOM and a practical-based set of questions using a prepared evidence set.

WHAT DO I NEED TO PASS? A pass score is 80% or higher.

WHAT IF I FAIL THE TEST? If you fail the test, you are invited to retake it as soon as you feel ready. If you fail a second time, you must wait 60 days before re-applying to take the test one more time.

ARE THERE PRACTICE EXAMS I CAN TAKE? The material will be based on the prerequisite course, so any information from those courses may be included. There is no practice exam, but you do have the opportunity to retake it.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TAKE THE EXAM? The exam, and all subsequent certification is free.

HOW LONG IS THE MCFE CERTIFICATION VALID? It is valid for two years. Upon expiration, you will receive a notice for renewal.


  • Credibility to peers, employers, and external stakeholder communities
  • An authenticated voice in courtroom and investigation proceedings

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