The Magnet Certified Forensics Examiner (MCFE) – AXIOM certification is now available! This certification will authenticate your expertise and competence using Magnet AXIOM for your digital forensics investigations. This certification will cover all areas of functionality of AXIOM – acquisition and extraction, analysis and examination, and sharing and reporting.

MCFE – AXIOM consists of a free exam with a mix of theory and practical questions.


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How to Achieve the Magnet Certified Forensics Examiner (MCFE) – AXIOM

Step 1: Preparation and Prerequisites

See above for the prerequisite classes needed to achieve MCFE – AXOIM certification. If you have not completed these classes, please click here for more information and to register.

Step 2: Application submission

Once the relevant course(s) is completed, start the certification process by filling out the form to the right.

Step 3: Confirmation

The Magnet Forensics team will confirm that you meet the prerequisites and have taken the appropriate course(s).

Step 4: Exam preparation and downloads

You will receive an email with login info and test instructions, which include a link to download and process a case. You MUST download and build the case in preparation BEFORE you initiate the certification exam.

Step 5: Taking the test

Log in to and begin the test. The test will consist of 45 questions that are a mix of theory and practical questions. There is an 80-minute time limit and a passing score is 80% or higher.

Step 6a: MCFE certification and renewal

If you pass the test, you will receive certification notice and your MCFE certificate via email. MCFE certification is good for two (2) years.

Step 6b: Retaking 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.

Submit the below MCFE Application to begin the certification process.