91.3% Well above the passing grade. It feels good to earn a certification like GCFA. Especially when there are only ~2000 in the entire world.
So what's next?
I've been in study mode for several months so I've decided to just keep on going and start studying for the CISSP exam. I was studying for the exam about 3 years ago when I changed jobs. At the time there was no need for me to carry a certification like that and my company wasn't really interested so I dropped it. I wish I had just forged ahead alone and done it. At any rate, I still have the "All-in-One" CISSP study guide and I'll be ready for the test in a few more months.
I'm also going to start working my local contacts for some forensics work and push towards "Expert Witness" status. It will be a big deal to get a few cases on my Curriculum Vitae and be able to help out some of the area lawyers with cases involving computers, media and any other digital devices. Mobile forensics seems like a niche worth exploring although I can't imagine a lot of steady work coming from it.
I was invited to contribute to "Into the Boxes" which is pretty exciting. I would love to contribute but I'm having a hard time coming up with a topic that won't make me seem like the village idiot compared to the rest of the guys writing for it. I'm open to suggestions on that front.
Chris has started a new blog series on command line vs. GUI tools. I may play devils advocate just for fun. We'll see what he posts later in the week.
Keep studying, keep practicing, I'm still here to help.