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Cyber Certified Experts Program


Certified Expert Malware Analyst (CEMA)®

Certified Expert Malware Analyst (CEMA)®

Certified Expert Malware Analyst (CEMA)®


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Successful completion of this exam will demonstrate a candidate’s ability to develop and implement an approach to malware incident prevention. The candidate will be able to incorporate malware incident prevention and handling into their awareness programs and understand malware incident policies and procedures. The candidate will demonstrate vulnerability mitigation capabilities in order to reduce the impact of malware incidents. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of all phases of incident response to include preparation, detection and analysis, containment/eradication/recovery, and post-incident activities.

  • SP 800-83 Rev. 1 – Guide to Malware Incident Prevention and Handling for Desktops and Laptops


Candidates must possess at least 3 Years relevant experience in forensics, security engineering, and/or incident response in order to obtain the Certified Expert certificate. Those that pass the test, but do not possess the requisite experience, will be awarded the Certified Expert Associate certificate. Once the required experience is achieved, they may resubmit for the Certified Expert certificate.

Renewal: Each certification must be renewed annually; requiring 20 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and payment of a $75 certification renewal fee.

If the exam is successfully completed prior to 2017, the candidate is considered a CCE Program Early Adopter.  As a thank you, all early adopters will have their annual PDC requirement and annual fee waived on their first anniversary.

Additional details regarding PDC and renewal fee submission will be sent to all early adopters early 2017.


Once you have successfully passed the test with a 70% grade, you can obtain your certificate by submitting proof that you meet the requirements (resume or other documentation) by email to Once the requirements are verified, you will receive your certificate by email and a paper copy will be mailed to your physical address. (Please include your current physical address with your submission).

Experience Documentation Audits: All submissions are subject to an audit.

Each submission has a 30-day audit window from the date of submission.  If your submission is selected for an audit, you will be notified via email within this window. The audit notification provides detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit.

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Pricing Options

Exam Pass ($350), Exam Retake Package ($385), Additional Attempt ($225)