How the Certification Application Process Works.Understand our comprehensive and transparent examination process and take the next big step in your professional career in intelligence and investigations.
Step 1 - Choose Your Certification ExaminationExplore our certification examinations on this page below and choose the certification examination you would like to sit for.
Step 2 - Apply for CertificationSubmit your certification application and payment via this below link to apply for approval to sit for the certification examination.Exam Fees: $450 USDRetake Fees: $450 USD
Step 3 - Gain Approval to Sit for the Certification ExamOnce your application is recieved it will be reviewed to ensure you meet eligblity. Once it is reviewed we will notify you via email on the approval and/or denial.
Step 4 - Study for the ExamGet started preparing for the M.I. Exam today. Whether you prefer to attend a live event, online training or study on your own, the McAfee Institute has the resources you need to prepare for the Exam. These are optional and not required to sit for the certification examination.
Step 5 - Schedule Proctor Session & Certification ExamOnce your application is approved you will be granted access to the examination and proctor session. We will send you instructions on how to proceed with registering for your proctored examination.
Step 6 - Sit for the Certification ExaminationAt your scheduled proctor session, you will login to the proctor and proceed to sit for the online certification examination.
Step 7 - Proctored Exam?The McAfee Institute utilizes ProctorU is a live online proctoring service available 24/7 that allows students to take all McAfee Institute certification exams from anywhere using a webcam and Internet connection. This service uses live proctors who monitor exams by observing the student (via webcam) and their computer screen in real time. The biggest benefit is that it allows students to take secure exams at their convenience while maintaining the integrity of the examination process.
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"As an aspiring intelligence analyst, I was searching for a certification that would not only provide theoretical knowledge but also the practical skills needed in real-world scenarios. That's when I found the McAfee Institute. Preparing for and sitting the exam was a challenging yet rewarding experience. The knowledge and skills I've gained are directly applicable to my current role, and I can see a considerable improvement in my problem-solving abilities and strategic thinking.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Eligibility requirements for each certification examination is listed below as well as in the exam guide. If you have any questions over eligibility please chat with us or call us at 888-263-1650
Computer-Based Exam Fees
The examination fee is $450 USD.
Time Period of Approval
If your application is approved and you fail to schedule and take the exam within the one-year eligibility (candidacy) period, you will forfeit both the application and testing fee.
Retaking the Exam
You may take the exam up to three times during your two-year eligibility year. The fee to retake the exam is $450 for. If you fail the exam three times in your two-year eligibility period, you must wait 90 days.
If your Application is Denied
If your application is denied for any reason, you will receive a refund of your exam application fee minus a $135 nonrefundable processing fee.
Is the Exam Proctored?
The McAfee Institute utilizes ProctorU is a live online proctoring service available 24/7 that allows students to take all McAfee Institute certification exams from anywhere using a webcam and Internet connection. This service uses live proctors who monitor exams by observing the student (via webcam) and their computer screen in real time. The biggest benefit is that it allows students to take secure exams at their convenience while maintaining the integrity of the examination process. You have to have a quiet room, with a clean desk with nothing present on the desk to sit for the exam.