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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CVF 2090 - Mobile Device Forensic Analysis

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course provides an introduction to forensic analysis of mobile devices (i.e. cell phones, tablets, smart phones). With the increasing use of mobile devices, proper collection, and analysis complements traditional computer forensic examinations and may be used in civil and criminal investigations.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): CVF 1065  with a grade of C or higher OR instructor consent
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Call Detail Records/Subscriber Records
  2. Cellular Networks
  3. Evolution and History
  4. Forensic SIM with MPE+
  5. Handsets (CDMA/GSM/iDEN)
  6. Legal
  7. Manual Acquisitions and Screenshots
  8. Mobile Phone Examiner Plus
  9. Mobile Phone Examiner Plus - Extraction
  10. Orientation of Equipment, Course Objectives and Overview
  11. Processing and Troubleshooting
  12. Reporting and Testimony
  13. Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) / USIM

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. perform troubleshooting and manual analysis on mobile devices
  2. create a report to document analyses and findings
  3. explain how mobile devices work on cellular networks
  4. examine mobile devices and SIM cards
  5. analyze cellular call detail records
  6. describe the history of mobile devices.
  7. describe legal implications of collection and analyses of mobile devices

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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