The Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS) training program teaches fundamental forensic techniques for the analysis of electronic data from desktop computer systems and selected peripherals. While the course is an advanced training for FLETC, it is designed as a comprehensive digital forensics foundational course of instruction for novice examiners or those who wish to update their skill/tool set.
The SCERS training program is an intense program that requires substantial computer aptitude and prior computer training. SCERS teaches how to analyze this data. Successful completion of a graded practical exercise is required for graduation. Classroom work is intensive with substantial after hours work required for most students.
The SCERS training program tuition includes state-of-the-art hardware and software which will be issued to each student and will be demonstrated and used during class. The goal of the program is to provide the hardware, software and training to enable the graduate to examine digital evidence upon return to their office. Topics addressed in SCERS include examinations of data from desktop and notebook computers running commonly used operating systems, including but not limited to Windows 9X, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8; hands-on use of specialized software to enhance investigative analysis; and legal issues relating to the introduction of computer evidence in court.
Note: This program is also offered without equipment at a reduced tuition.
- Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws or law enforcement support personnel.
- Must have successfully completed the Digital Evidence Acquisition Specialist Training (DEASTP) and Introduction to Digital Evidence Analysis (IDEA) or equivalent. For SCERS prerequisite waiver information, please contact the program point of contact listed below.
Required Training Materials
The SCERS training program tuition includes state-of-the-art hardware and software.
- Data Acquisition
- Forensic analysis of digital data in a Windows environment
Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-267-3344.
State, local and tribal officers requesting training should register online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-743-5382.
International (non-US) personnel should email FLETCemail@example.com or telephone 912-261-4023.
Program Contact Info
Glynco: (912) 267-2702