Core Skills in Mobile Phone Forensics

Overview

​Mobile ​telephone evidence can play a critical role in criminal investigations. The extent to which this evidence can be relied upon in court depends upon that evidence having been acquired in a forensically sound manner by a competent individual. This course was developed to address that requirement.

Who should attend

​This course is designed for staff who need to be able to retrieve data from mobile phone handsets and SIM cards in a forensically sound ma​nner.

Aims

Mobile te​​lephone evidence can play a critical role in criminal investigations. The extent to which this evidence can be relied upon in court depends upon that evidence having been acquired in a forensically sound manner by a competent individual.This course is intend​ed to provide new or existing mobile phone examiners with exposure to, appropriate forensic tools and procedures. It will also equip them with an understanding of how GSM/4G networks operate and relevant legislation in this area.

Objectives

By th​​e end of this course, students will be able toexplain the relation​ship between, and impact of, relevant England and Wales legislation on the work of the mobile phone forensic examiner understand a barrister's perspective on phone evidenceprovide guidance on g​​ood practice in the seizure and handling of mobile phonesexamine and obtain data from a media storage card use appropriate tools and procedures to retrieve data from a GSM or 4G (U)SIM card and mobile phone handset in a forensically sound manner identify and explain impor​tant telecoms componentsexplain common acronyms in everyday use in mobile phone communicationsThis course will includ​​e the use of the following tools:​MicroSyste​mation ".XRY"Oxygen Phone ManagerCel​lebrite

Entry requirements

​This five day course ​​is designed for staff who are, or will be, examining mobile phones. As this is an entry level course, attendees do not require previous experience or training in mobile phone examination. However, some exposure to a mobile phone forensics environment would be desirable.

Course Dates and Venues

Start dateEnd dateVenuePlaces
15/03/202119/03/2021RytonPlease email

Course duration

​​5 Days

Methods of delivery

​Trainer-led t​heoretical inputs and practical scenario based exercises. The trainers will be:College o​​f Policing trainers estab​lished specialists in their fields qualified​ barristers.

Assessment processes / accreditation details

​Written ​​assessment at conclusion of course.Note: Students attending this course will under​​take a knowledge check.  Certificates will be awarded to students who achieve the required standard.

Additional information

Contact

Email:

DeliveryAdmin@college.pnn.police.uk

Cost to HO forces

Residential:

Residential (with accommodation) costs £1840 (with the option of adding on an extra £71.50 (plus VAT) for pre-night accommodation) (Prices are valid from 1 Oct 2019 for courses from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)

Non-residential:

Non-residential (no accommodation) costs £1534 (Prices are valid from 1 Oct 2019 for courses from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)

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