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Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI)


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# of Students
CECI - 28,049

100 Hours

# of CPE
100 Credits

Skill Level


Program Types
Board Certification

Upon completion of the CECI Certification Program
You will earn 7 Digtal Board Certifications and Credentials 
as Shown Below
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See what some of the industry's Top Cyber Investigators have to say
What People Are Saying About This Incredible PROGRAM On...
Review By Stephen Langley, CECI
Well even with all of my experience and expertise it was great participating in this course to enhance my knowledge through a multitude of disciplines. More importantly I have a great understanding of conducting and working with this environment especially within a global perspective.
Review By Halidu B.Illo, CECI
The course is quite informative and is helping me daily on my day to day work in the office. I am also able to assist other law enforcement officials especially in conducting social media investigations

The tremendous value that McAfee Institute provided in this course was beyond my expectations. The pdf manuals that they provide are easily worth the cost of the program. Whenever I had a question or needed assistance, the staff always provide top notch customer service. They really do care about you achieving your professional goals and career advancement. Another great value they provide is 24/7 access to your course material. There are times when I am conducting an investigation, and I need to refresh my skills on a particular subject. I simply go back to the course, watch the video or review the pdf manuals, and the tool I need is available to me. You cannot put a price on this kind of access. I have found a few similar programs, but they are limited to one year access. You cannot beat McAfee Institute for value, service and continued access to information. I recommend this course; Thank you,

Michael Morelli, CECI

I have taken many courses over the years and this by far is the most organized and streamlined! Any cyber investigative professional would be incomplete in not taking this course. The material/books alone are worth the price alone! Ralph Hume Principal Investigator for National Intelligence Services Co-owner of Center of Forensic Profiling

Ralph Hume Jr., CECI

I thoroughly enjoyed the CCIE course, the extensive amount of information that is provided in this course is phenomenal and extremely current. This course provides the type of learning platform that is perfect for the type of individual who does not have the ability to designate set days/times for learning. I do not enjoy taking classes that only requires reading as the only learning method, McAfee Institute has done an outstanding job of integrating relevant videos into each learning

Rick Winistorfer, CECI

I enjoyed every step of the course, it really added value to me and my organization.

Xavier Soule, CECI
Here's What You'll Get in CECI
The MOST Comprehensive, engaging, and realistic cyber investigation training the industry has seen. EVER. We prepare you for real-life scenarios and success!
A Certified Expert in Cyber Investigations (CECI'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 cyber crimes known to man. They are Simply the Best of the Best! Let me tell you about the program and how to earn your credential and board certification!

This is an exciting online Professional Board Certification focused on enhancing your skill sets as a "Cyber Investigations Expert" 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 to prepare you for the final exam, and, of course, the necessary study manuals as well to help you along the way.
about US
The McAfee Institute is the most recognized professional training organization around the world that focuses on cyber intelligence & investigations. 

Each year tens of thousands of the industry's best in law enforcement, intelligence, military, loss prevention, fraud, private investigation and more attend our courses and board certifications to advance their careers.

The CECI is the Only Professional Board Certification that Helps Professionals to Develop the Industry's Most Sought After Cyber Investigative Skill Sets & Stand out in a Competitive & Growing Industry.
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Learn how the CECI can help 
you advance your career!
It does not matter if you are Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Fraud, Intelligence, Cyber Security, I.T Security or Private Investigation you will learn a ton of new concepts and investigative methodologies that you can apply immediately to your role and come out on top.
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Learn how the CEL can help 
you advance your career!
It does not matter if you are Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Fraud, Intelligence, Cyber Security, I.T Security or Private Investigation you will learn a ton of new concepts in Leadership that you can apply immediately to your role and come out on top.
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Here is what you will LEARN in the CECI board certification
learning modules
These are some of the most incredibly interesting and thought provoking things that you are going to learn inside of this board certification program. 
The top three most important things that you will learn:
  • You are going to learn the industry's best kept and closely guarded secrets to conducting effective cyber investigations
  • You are going to learn how to identify key intelligence to support your mission critical investigations into cyber criminals 
  • You are going to learn how to develop, implement, and manage a cyber intelligence & investigative program in your organization or agency.
The top FIVE ways the CECI will help advance your career:
  • You will Earn 7 NEW Digital Board Certifications for your resume and bunch of new skill sets.
  • The CECI designation behind your name is a game changer. The instant recognition and credibility alone you will receive is unmatched.
  • Those that hold the CECI credential often earn 32% more than their peers (according to our recent salary survey)!
  • The CECI will help you to stand out in one of the most inDemand and growing career fields in the world. Opening new doors and opportunities at every turn.
  • The CECI provides an independent third party validation of your knowledge and expertise. Providing assurance to the industry you are trained to the standard in which the industry has set forth and reflect your dedication to your professional advancement in the tradecraft.
Cyber Investigation Methodologies. Learn from A-Z the industry's most closely guarded cyber investigative methodologies.
Social Media Investigations. Learn how to conduct basic and advance social media investigations on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and more.
Classified Investigation Methodologies. Learn how to conduct investigations on classified websites like craigslist, ubid, kijiji, and more.
Email & Digital Forensics. Learn the in's and out's of email and digital forensic investigations.
Counterintelligence Methodologies. Learn how to track down and identify cyber criminals targeting your organization before they attack.
Privacy & Legal Fundamentals. Learn the legalities and various privacy rights of individuals around the world to keep your investigation safe and to ensure it's admissible in court.
eCommerce Fraud Investigations. Learn how to conduct fraud & stolen good investigations on websites like eBay, amazon, and more.
Mobile Application Investigations. Learn how to conduct investigations on some of the most popular mobile applications like tinder, snap chat, 
Organized Retail Crime Methodologies. Learn how to conduct ORC investigations from the industry's best. Track boosters, fences, e-fence and more.
Deep Web Investigation Methodologies. Learn how to identify & investigate cyber criminal on the deep web and bring them to justice.
Open Source Intelligence Methodologies. Learn how to utilize 100's of the industry's best OSINT resources to further your intelligence and investigative mission.
Let’s Sum It Up —
Here’s Everything Included In Your Tuition
It’s important that you know the enormous value you’ll get in this program. These numbers are not inflated — they’re the actual cost if the components of the CECI below were purchased separately.
  • Board Certification Training Program: CECI - 100 hours and CEL - 120 hours of video based tutorials, lectures, investigative assignments, resource materials, & more.) You will earn a total of 7 Digital Board Certifications for your resume upon completion. ($9,182 Value)
  • 1 Year Exam License: The exam licenses provide you instant access to the online exam when you are ready to take it. It is valid for one year from the date you enroll. ($1994 Value)
  • Digital Study Manual: The complete digital edition of the CECI and CEL study manuals are included! They are broken up in the course and placed into the modules in which the information is most relevant. ($994 Value)
  •  Exam Preparatory Quizzes: As a special upgrade each module will include an exam prep quiz you can take as many times as you want to practice for the actual board certification exam. ($994 Value)
  • Exam Pass Guarantee: Pass it the first time or the second attempt is on us ($1994 Value) *restrictions apply, refer to terms of service
  • Unlimited Coaching and Mentoring: Live Mentors are available 9AM-9PM CST via chat to help you with your studies, challenges, assignments and more. We are only a click away.
Total Value over $9,182 USD if you purchased it all separately!
Total CECI Investment Today 
Only $997
Total CEL Investment Today 
FREE with your CECI enrollment!
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We even offer a convenient payment plan option at checkout.
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  • Lifetime Access & Updates: ($3794 Value)
  • Online Exam License - 1 Year Access: ($1994 Value)
  • Prep Review Quizzes: ($994 Value) 
  • Digital Study Guide: ($994 Value)
  • Credential Earned: Digital Board Certification
  • Availability: Desktop, Mobile, Tablet 
  • Nationally Recognized Credential: NASBA, NICE & More
  • Live Mentors: Available 9-9PM CST via Chat
  • Exam Guarantee: Pass it or try again on us! Conditions Apply (Value $1994)
  • Unlimited Coaching and Mentoring: (Value $4800)


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You'll Have Support Every Step of 
The Way in the CECI 
As soon as you join the program, you'll have guidance and support from a team of like-minded investigators and intelligence professionals in a safe and encouraging environment.

CECI Coaches & Mentors

Get your questions answered and get guidance, encouragement, and feedback from our fellow successful intelligence & investigative professionals at any time during your program via live chat.

Lesson Comments

Within minutes or hours, you'll have responses from our team of coaches and mentors, and even your fellow students and McAfee Institute Team!

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If you have any technical issues or are simply facing a challenge you need help with, jump on chat with us or email us at and we will take care of you as fast as humanly possible.


In our Private, student-only community you can share ideas, get feedback and connect with other students, mentors, & coaches.
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100% Risk-Free Money Back Guarantee

This program has the power to profoundly change your life and career. That’s not hype — that’s based on results from past students who stayed in action.

We’re confident that if you do the work, you’ll get tremendous value. We back that up with our risk-free money back guarantee. Here’s how it works.

Test drive the first 5% of CECI within the next 3 days. If you don’t feel we’ve delivered the value — just email our support team, show us your completed coursework and we’ll issue you a full refund. The reason we ask for your completed coursework is simple.

We only want to work with people who are fully committed to taking consistent action. We devote tremendous time, energy and care to our students, so it’s vital that you’re as dedicated to this experience as we are to you.

If you don’t plan to start the program right away we’d still love to have you, but be sure this is the right investment for you. Because refund eligibility does have a firm deadline. This framework ensures that only active, committed people are in CECI, which helps us avoid wasting your time and ours.
What Sets the McAfee Institute
Apart From Any Other Training Provider

Lifetime Access: Retake the program as many times as you want, for FREE!

The path to mastery in any field is through intentional repetition. Which is why for as long as the program is in existence, you can
retake the program year after year at no additional charge.

Extraordinary Customer Care

Our Customer Happiness team is unparalleled. Whatever you need, we’re here to help. You’ll always be taken care of with understanding, honesty and respect.

World-Class Community

Our community is filled with extraordinary humans. Simply stated, there’s no other program that maintains such high standards of kindness and integrity among its members.

Graduates from 90+ Industries Across 117 Countries

There’s a reason we’re the gold standard in this industry. Our strategies work across an enormous range of businesses and with entrepreneurs at virtually every stage of their journey.

Dedicated Coaches to Guide You

In the McAfee Institute, you won’t be on your own. Dedicated coaches will answer your questions, challenge you to stretch further and inspire you to stay in action.

100% Money Back Guarantee

We’ve always backed our Programs with a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. So you can rest assured that your investment is safe with us.
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Everything is Online.
No Travel Required — 
Learn At Your Own Pace
The program is based online so you can participate from home or work.
You have lifetime access to the training, so you can go through the material as fast as you would like or you can slow things down and work on your own schedule.

You’ll also be able to ask questions, get feedback and connect with fellow CECI students and mentor coaches online, too.
Top FAQ's
I know that if I commit fully and apply what I learn, I’ll get tremendous value. That said, how much time do I need to set aside each week?
If you plan to work through the program to be more effective at work in the quickest and most effective manner, we recommend between 4-6 hours per week to watch the training, complete your assignments and — if you’d like — engage with our mentors and the community. Many of our students go through the program as best they can; pause and return to it as their schedule allows.

If you’re not able to carve out that much time at first, don’t worry. You get lifetime access to the training and can easily work at your own pace, on your own schedule. Most of our students have full-time jobs or businesses and families. This experience is designed to stretch you, but it can also be customized to your life.

The more focus and dedication you put into the program, the more you’ll get out of it. To be clear, there are no fast or guaranteed results.

Advancing your career, credibility, and expertise so that it actually matters is not an 8-week, linear event. This program mirrors the reality of being one of the best cyber intelligence & investigative professionals around the world — it’s intense, time-consuming, demanding and something you’ll work on for the life of your business.
Do I need to attend the lessons at certain times or can I access it any time I want?
You can access the material at your convenience. The core training consists of pre-recorded videos, tutorials, investigative assignments, resources, and worksheets so you can access the materials anytime you want. Over the course of , we’ll add new content to your student portal and you’re free to learn on your schedule.
Are your programs accredited and recognized?
our programs are accredited through NASBA (National Association Standards Board of Accountancy) to issue Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. We are also recognized by the NICCS (National Initiative for Cyber Security Careers and Studies) and partners with Homeland Security on this endeavor. Our programs are recognized throughout thousands of law enforcement, 500 & 1000 organizations around the world. We have gain industry recognition over the last 5 years as being one of the Fastest Growing Companies on the INC 500. We are #1 in Education & #35 Fastest Growing Companies out of 500 of the top companies around the world. We have also been voted #1 in Illinois as The Best of the Best Places to Work.
Is everything online or do I need to travel?
Your entire program is conducted online from the comfort of your home, office, park, or wherever else you would like to take it.
What are the eligibility requirements?
- 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 GED 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®. Applicant must provide a copy of transcript of education ONLY if using college degree rather than experience to qualify. 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 Expert in Cyber Investigations.
Do I need to renew these board certifications?
Yes, once you earn a board certification, you do need to renew it every two years. The cost is $125 per certification which is the lowest in the industry.  You can view the details here.
Who are your programs intended to serve?
Our programs are designed for Investigation Professionals in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Private Investigation, Intelligence, Military, Cyber Security & More.
What if I try this program and it doesn’t work for me — can I get my money back?
Yes. We’re not here to hold anyone hostage. Here’s how our guarantee works.

Test drive the 5% of the program within the next 3 days and if you don’t feel this program is right for you — just email our support team, show us your completed coursework and we’ll issue you a fast and complete refund.

The reason we ask for your completed course work is simple. We only want to work with people who are truly committed to taking massive, consistent action and using the ideas and strategies to create real change.

We devote a tremendous amount of time, energy and human resources into our students in this program, so it’s vital that you’re as committed to taking action as we are to supporting your success.
If You've Read This Far, 
You Owe It Yourself
If you’ve read this far, you owe it to yourself to honestly answer these questions:
What if just one idea in CECI...
helps you put your career back on track and gives you and your family financial freedom for life?
What if just one strategy in CECI...
helps you finally breakthrough and begin identifying & prosecuting some of the most prolific types of online crimes to impact your organization or jurisdiction helping to protect hundreds, thousands or even millions of customers?
What if just one technique in CECI...
helps you free up 4-7 more productive hours per week? What impact will that have on your relationships, your job, your joy?
What would those changes realistically be worth to you over a lifetime?
$5,000... $20,000... $50,000...or more?
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Don’t miss your 
chance to finally start living the life you’ve been dreaming of.
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Consumer Testimonials. As with any professional development program, your results using CECI may vary from these consumer testimonials. Your results will be based on many variables, such as your level of effort, business acumen, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and a host of other factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success, results, or income level, nor are we responsible for your success or failure. 
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