CEDS Spotlight – Dustin Sachs, CEDS

CEDS Spotlight
Dustin S. Sachs, CCE, CEDS, CFE, EnCE, CCME
Associate Director

Please share your thoughts on the certification training, how long it took you to prepare for the exam, thoughts on the exam and how it has benefited you- both the knowledge gained from training and certification and being part of the ACEDS community as a whole. (Whole experience)

I thought the certification process was straight forward. The materials provided made studying easy. The process took me about 30 days from start to finish, largely because I simply set a date for the exam and worked to accomplish everything in that time frame. During the exam, I found myself able to relate the scenarios presented to actual cases I had worked on, so answering the questions became easy. Lastly, I have found that the ACEDS community is very focused on trumpeting the successes of the members of the community and calling attention to the effort people put into their work.

Why did you decide to get certified? Do you have any other certifications?

I decided to obtain the CEDS because it demonstrates a knowledge of E-Discovery that when presented next to my digital forensics and cyber security certifications, shows a well roundedness. It was also an affirmation to myself that I know more than I thought I did about an area that I have always thought I was only tangentially connected to. 

Please share your background of eDiscovery experience

I have over 12 years of experience as a digital forensics, e-discovery, and cyber security expert.

Would you recommend our CEDS training/certification to other?

I would recommend CEDS without hesitation.

Advice to others looking to take the exam?

Don’t doubt yourself or second guess your answers. You know this stuff, so just be confident.