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About First Digital Online Forensics Academy

My name is Professor Peter Olu. Olayiwola. I am a teacher, coach and mentor in Digital Forensics, Cyber Security and Information Technology.

I pioneered the training in computer, mobile and phone forensics in West Africa, and founded the Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN) in 2008. I am Nigeria and West Africa’s first Professor of Digital Forensics and a Visiting Professor of Digital Forensics at the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.  I also teach Digital Forensics at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. I have been teaching digital forensics since 2006. I have over four (4) decades of information technology experience and over 16 years’ experience in Digital Forensics.

I am the Managing Forensics Examiner/CEO of First Digital & Techno-Law Forensics Co. Ltd. which is the leading digital forensics practicing firm in Nigeria. We base our corporate Headquarters in the city of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to this platform for the training and certification of Digital Forensics Examiners. You are in the right place! There is no doubt in my mind: you will have a wonderful time with us.

We developed this platform after 16 years of practical experience in Digital Forensics.

A bit of history
The Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN) started full-time residential Bootcamps for the certification of computer forensics examiners in 2008.   It held its first Induction Ceremony in 2010, sponsored by the ECOWAS Commission and the UNODC. Since then the Institute has certified computer forensics examiners from all Law-enforcement Agencies, the Military, intelligence and security agencies, financial institutions, including the Central Bank of Nigeria, Anti-Corruption Agencies, including Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Nigeria and also certified for seven West African countries - all trained through the full-time residential Professional Certification Boot Camp organized and conducted by First Digital & Techno-Law Forensics Co. Ltd.

Our students in the past have come from the judiciary, law, military, intelligence and security agencies, law-enforcement and anti-corruption agencies. Others included: prosecutors, investigators, auditors, bank inspectors, accountants, engineers, information technology professionals, security officers, forensic examiners and cyber security officers, academia, international communities, foreign missions and others from various fields.

The need for this online training program
The need for this online platform arose out of the necessity to satisfy the yearning, to study computer, phone and mobile forensics, of busy executives and individuals who could not attend the full-time, residential Bootcamps.   This according to many, is because of pressure of time and other considerations such as: distance to the training centres, the extra expenses required for travel, accommodation and other expenses necessary for a regular full-time residential program.
Therefore, this platform provides the convenience for our participants from all over the world to study in their homes, offices or while on the move at their own pace and get certified as Digital Forensics Examiners.

It is our delight to delight to convert our well-tested and unique digital forensics certification program to online format for your convenience.  In this course, we have provided you with the knowledge, skills and tools needed in digital forensics. This should provide you with a foundation for you to build upon, as you  enter the professional field of Digital Forensics.  Please look at the interesting topics in the table of contents for this  certification course.

Our commitment to you is that by the end of your Professional Digital Forensics Certification course with us, you would have gained the knowledge, skills, competence and proficiency required of a Certified Digital Forensics Examiner.  We will also have prepared you ready to sit for the Certification Examination of the Computer Forensics Institute, Nigeria (CFIN) for the MCFI (Member, Computer Forensics Institute) designation. Our students have recorded over 95% success rate in the examinations.

You do not have any information technology (IT) background?  No problem!   We assume that a lot of our students will come from other disciplines different from IT. We shall start with the basics, including an overview of information technology, then proceed through the core areas of digital forensics step by step.  Our goal is to transform you into a Certified Digital Forensics Examiner.

It is a privilege for me to serve as your chief coach, mentor and teacher in this program.  If there is any thing we can do to make your time with us more pleasurable and fruitful, please let us know.
Welcome on board. So, fasten your seat belt, relax and let the flight begin!

Prof. Peter Olu. Olayiwola, BBA, MBA (Penn. State), Ph.D. (Delaware), MCPN, C.itp, FNCS, FCFI, CPA, CLWE, ACE, CGEIT
Professor of Digital Forensics
Chief Mentor, Coach and Teacher
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Block D15, Flat 3
24th Street, Off Fifth Avenue
Games Village
Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
(+234) 802-320-8780

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