Basic Mobiles 16 Hours Online

Paraben’s Mobile Forensics Basic course is designed to get you started in mobile forensics. The fundamental how-to knowledge that acts as a foundation for what you need as you pursue this area of digital forensics. This course will show you the best practices for collecting and investigating mobile phones as well as the details on how they work. Students will learn cellular technologies, radio isolation, where the evidence can be located, troubleshooting, data structures. This course focuses on both lecture and lab style learning so it encompasses all types of examiners. This is an excellent course to sharpen your skills or just become more familiar with the Paraben examination methodology. This course is taught online through the Paraben Training Academy.

Course Qualification


This course upon passing qualifies you to take the PCME examination after the other requirements have been met. This course is the Level 1 qualification for the certification.

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Course Details

Course is available on demand via the Paraben Training Academy. To enroll please contact

Course Fees

$995.00 U.S.

Students attending the course have an option for discounts on software and hardware packages as well.

Module 1: Mobile Phone Forensics

  • Mobile Phone Forensics Defined
  • Type of Phones
  • Hardware Profiles
  • Potential Evidence

Module 2: There are 10 Options in Binary

  • Introduction to Binary
  • Bits, Nibbles & Bytes
  • Covering the “Bases”
  • Data Conversion

Module 3: Data Structures

  • Tools to View Hexadecimal
  • Hex to ASCII Conversions
  • Mapping Data with Offsets
  • Unicode
  • Reversing Nibbles
  • Base 64 Explained

Module 4: Data Storage

  • NAND, NOR, UFS and Flash memory
  • Partitions
  • Allocated and Unallocated
  • What is a forensic image

Module 5: UICC / SIM Cards

  • Introduction to UICC and SIM
  • Form Factors of UICC
  • Evidence on the UICC
  • UICC Security

Module 6: Operating Systems & File Systems

  • Definitions of an OS and FS
  • Common OS’s
  • Viewing the OS Structure

Module 7: Cellular Structure

  • Defining CDMA & GSM
  • Important Cellular Terms
  • Cellular Towers and Cells
  • Overview of Cellular Mapping

Module 8: Best Practices

  • Collections
  • Radio Isolation
  • Chain of Custody
  • Device ID’s and Gathering Information
  • Validation