Mobile device forensics is a branch of digital forensics relating to recovery of digital evidence or data from a mobile device under forensically sound conditions. The scope of devices can include mobile phones and any digital device that has both internal memory and communication ability, including PDA and GPS devices and tablet computers. This course focuses on the forensic study of mobile devices due to the rapid prolif¬eration of smartphones and applications such as contacts, photos, calendars and notes, SMS and MMS messages, video, email, web brows¬ing information, location information, and social networking. This increased usage has also seen a marked increase in cybercrime involving smart¬phones. Students will learn how to perform the forensic examination of mobile devices using the most advanced tools available. Note: Students are required to purchase a mobile device specifically to fulfill course lab requirements. This course prepares students for the AccessData Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) Certification. Prerequisite: IAE 201 and 311 (3-0-3). Lab Fee Required.
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