What would qualify as an expert witness? I am currently a defendant in a civil case revolving around IT allegations. Would I be able to use myself as an expert witness? I am not certified in computer forensics. I do however have 12 years experience in the IT field and a degree in computer science. I am also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Virtualization Certified Professional (VCP), CompTIA Network Plus and CompTIA Security Plus certified.