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Mobile Device Investigations Program

Acronym
MDIP
Length
5 Training Days
Locations Offered
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The Mobile Device Investigations Program (MDIP) is designed to provide investigators with the basic training necessary to complete a forensically sound logical acquisition of digital evidence from mobile devices. It also includes an understanding of cell technologies and the skills to frame an investigation from evidence obtained through a device extraction and call detail records. Students must attend each block of instruction and satisfactorily complete all labs and practical exercises of the program in order to receive a Certificate of Training. The goal of the program is to provide the hardware, software and training to enable the graduate to examine digital evidence immediately upon return to their office.

At the conclusion of this one-week program, the training participant will have demonstrated, through the successful completion of a practical exercise that he/she has a functional knowledge of:

  1. Understanding cellular GSM and CDMA technologies and the art of framing investigations from evidence obtained through call detail records.
  2. Evidence Acquisition and extraction using an industry standard mobile device extraction tool and methodology.
  3. Learning the correct method of seizing and securing a cellular phone device using Faraday methods to prevent live evidence from changing.
  4. Using call detail records obtained from the cellular service provider, the student will be able to map and track the mobile device's movement by using mapping software and standard mapping programs such as Google Earth.

These objectives will be addressed through lecture, discussion, labs and practical exercise, and demonstrations of relevant techniques.

Prerequisites

Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws; Direct Law Enforcement Support Personnel (DLESP); or employees of a federal, state, local, tribal or international agency who perform functions directly related to a law enforcement or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission but do not necessarily have the authority to carry and use firearms, make arrests and/or conduct searches without a warrant.

Required Training Materials

None.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Cell Phone Investigations
  • Data Acquisition
  • How Cell Phones Work
  • Cell Phone Technology
  • Mapping Software
  • Cellular Forensics Software

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 267-2485

Program Registration