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Training2018-11-30T14:15:55+00:00

Mobile forensics is a fast-changing field. Mobile devices, apps and technology are changing all the time. Whether you are a new user of mobile forensics or an experienced one or a new manager in the field, training is absolutely essential. And refresher training over time is essential as well, to keep your skills sharp and up-to-date.

When you complete our courses, you’ll earn an industry recognized certificate, attesting to your ability to meet the requirements of a modern mobile forensic examiner or qualified investigator. Our qualified full-time trainers have backgrounds in law enforcement and hands-on real world experience.

MSAB offers a full range of training courses and different ways to learn.

Instructor-led classroom training

Instructor–led classroom training takes place at a specific place and time, follows a schedule and allows for learners and our instructors to interact fully.

Instructor-led online training

Instructor–led online training takes place at a specific time, follows a schedule and allows for learners and our instructors to interact from different locations.

Self-paced online training

Self–paced online training allows for learners to follow a programmed course consisting of videos and interactive elements, in their own pace and from any location.

Start by learning about our different courses below, or jump directly to a complete schedule of all courses.

DATA RECOVERY COURSES

Focusing on data extraction using our XRY products

  XRY Certification

This course is an ideal introduction to mobile device forensics, acting as a foundation course for examiners and investigators. Whether you are new to the industry, or have previous experience, this course is a great way to update skills and knowledge with the latest developments. Students will learn the core principles of data recovery and preservation for mobile device examinations, along with numerous techniques in utilizing XRY for data extraction.

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Prerequisite: None
Course length: 2 days

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training

  XRY Recertification

This course is designed for experienced practitioners who have already successfully completed the XRY Certification course. The XRY Certification itself is valid for three years, with this course working as a re-validation to bring practitioners up-to-speed with the latest developments, functions, changes and updates incorporated into XRY. This helps to ensure all practitioner’s knowledge is current and relevant for the latest versions of the tool.

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Prerequisite: XRY Certification

Learning options:
Self-paced online training

  XRY Intermediate

This course builds on the knowledge gained from XRY Certification, showing students how to carry out more complex data recovery techniques on a wide range of mobile devices, whilst also introducing them to deeper and more comprehensive data analysis following extraction. Students will be introduced to XRY Cloud, given an introduction into mobile application investigation, and consolidate learning throughout utilizing MSAB’s powerful XAMN Spotlight analysis tool.

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Prerequisite: XRY Certification
Course length: 3 days

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training

   Advanced Acquisition

Every organization will come across a case where the tools and techniques learned in XRY Certification and XRY Intermediate are no longer an option for extraction or decoding of mobile data. This course focuses on teaching students how to overcome this and carry out advanced acquisitions of mobile devices utilizing JTAG and Chip-Off methods and techniques. In addition, students will also learn about decrypting that recovered data for later analysis.

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Prerequisite: XRY Intermediate
Course length: 5 days

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training

  XRY Cloud

This is a standalone course that teaches and trains students how to access and use MSAB’s XRY Cloud extraction tool to extract cloud based data for later analysis. The course goes into detail about how mobile devices access and use cloud related services, and goes into the different methodologies used in order to carry out cloud extractions, including how the tool compliments existing XRY files that may have previously been generated.

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Prerequisite: None, although XRY Certification would be beneficial
Course length: 1 days

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training
Instructor-led online training
Self-paced online training

  XRY Kiosk/Tablet/Express (KTE)

The MSAB Kiosk and Tablet are ideal for wide-spread, area forensic deployment for front line staff wishing to carry out on-site mobile extractions, or for deployment across an organization to empower users not necessarily dedicated to the digital forensic field, to carry out extractions and analysis on lower risk or high volume investigations. The MSAB Tablet also enables users of all levels to carry out extractions at scene or on the move for those time critical investigations.
This course introduces users to some of the core principles and concepts of mobile device forensics and teaches them how to use the tool’s fully customizable workflow, guiding them through extractions in a controlled, systematic process.

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Prerequisite: None
Course length: Logical only – 1 day, Logical & Physical – 2 days

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training

  iVe Vehicle Forensics

This five-day course is a complete indoctrination into vehicle forensics investigations. It covers the entire process of identifying, acquiring, and analyzing data from vehicle systems, utilizing the iVe Ecosystem throughout the process. The course is appropriate for both technical and non-technical investigators and is available to law enforcement, military, civil and regulatory agencies, and select private industry organizations.

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Prerequisite: None
Course length: 5 days

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training

DATA ANALYSIS COURSES

Focusing on how to successfully search, filter and analyse data using our XAMN products

  XAMN Spotlight Certification

This course is designed to train both investigators and analysts in how to navigate and utilize all of the functions of XAMN Spotlight, part of the XAMN suite of tools. Students will learn how to examine and interrogate extracted data sets, identifying and locating sources of evidence utilizing powerful filtering and search techniques to find that key piece of data. Students will be taught how to build a variety of different reports, export data, manage multiple extraction files and generate encrypted, evidential subsets, filtering out irrelevant material where necessary.

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Prerequisite: None
Course length: 1 day or self paced online training

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training
Instructor-led online training
Self-paced online training

  XAMN Horizon

XAMN Horizon is MSAB’s powerful analytical tool that allows users to easily carry out complex link-analysis across a large number of devices. Students will learn how to review multiple device activities on comprehensive timeline views, identifying key evidence and intelligence through in-built mapping tools for geo-location data, and even ingest call data records from external sources. Learn to utilize the full range of functions within XAMN Horizon and become certified in complex, multi-device data analysis.

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Prerequisite: None
Course length: 1 day

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training
Instructor-led online training
Self-paced online training

  Advanced App Analysis

In this course learn how to manually recover data from raw data sets relating to smartphone applications, and apply python scripts to automate the recovery process. Students will be taught about SQLite database structures, the core form of data storage for many mobile applications, and learn how to analyze and parse these as raw data sets. Students will also be given an introduction to the python programming language, building their skills and knowledge to enable them to code their own forensic scripts, allowing them to automate many of the investigative methods used in application analysis.

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Pre-requisite: XRY Intermediate
Course length: 5 days

Learning options:
Instructor-led classroom training

Need assistance? Contact us at training@msab.com

Meet the training team

Our team members are almost all former law enforcement officers with deep experience in mobile forensics and investigations.
So you can be sure you are learning from the best.

James EichbaumGlobal Training Manager
James Eichbaum is MSAB’s Global Training Manager and an instructor as well. He is a former peace officer, having served a combined total of 16 years with the Modesto Police Department and Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office in California.

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Hatem TammamTechnical Trainer
Hatem Tammam has been a Technical trainer with MSAB for almost three years. Prior to joining MSAB, he worked on a wide range of specialized training projects for law enforcement agencies in the UK and Middle East and acted as a digital forensics consultant for the Ministry of Interior in Qatar.

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Shaun SutcliffeTechnical Trainer
Shaun Sutcliffe has been with MSAB for over seven years and is the longest serving Technical Trainer in the UK. He has taught over 100 XRY Certification, Intermediate & Advanced Acquisition classes in more than a dozen worldwide.

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Mikael Ibáñez LavessonTechnical Trainer
Mikael Ibáñez Lavesson has worked for MSAB for nine years after started as a Technical Support and Product Testing Specialist. He is now head of Purchasing for Development and responsible for internal training on all MSAB products.

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Gary Coulthart Technical Trainer
Gary Coulthart is MSAB’s technical sales support and instructor for Australia and New Zealand. In his prior role as a police officer and government corruption investigator for more than 13 years, his duties included digital forensics, training, and covert and major crimes.

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Jacques LobelTechnical Trainer
Jacques Lobel has been a technical trainer with MSAB since 2015. He served 27 years with the French Army, the last 12 of which were with SOF. As a talented multi linguist, Jacques has delivered courses in Spanish, Catalan, French and Swedish.

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Chris CurrierTechnical Trainer
Chris Currier has been with MSAB since 2015, teaching mobile device forensics. Chris is a retired police detective who served as both an investigator and examiner with the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Jerry DiamondTechnical Trainer
Jerry Diamond is a technical trainer, based in Florida. He previously spent more than 14 years with the Manatee County (FL) Sheriff’s office as a detective in the Homicide Investigative Unit, and as the agency’s lead digital forensics investigator.

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Phil CobleyTraining Development Lead
Phil Cobley has 12 years of U.K. law enforcement experience, starting at age 19 as a police officer and being promoted to Sergeant at age 24. After managing patrol & community teams and serving as a custody sergeant, Phil decided to start part-time undergraduate studies at the Open University in Software Development.

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Rozaili IdrisTechnical Trainer
Rozaili Idris – Prior to joining MSAB as a technical trainer, Rozaili served as a digital forensic examiner in the Criminal Investigation Department of the Singapore Police Force. At the same time, he trained law enforcement officers in the proper techniques of search and seizure of digital evidence.

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Berthold LindenTechnical Trainer
Berthold Linden – Berthold Linden is an instructor for MSAB. He started his professional career as an energy systems electronics technician. Berthold has 20 years experience as a training and principal technical support engineer with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, working in firewall security and encryption, networking and high end storage.

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THE MSAB TRAINING PASSPORT

Any MSAB course, anywhere, anytime for a whole year – the MSAB training passport lets you save money and simplify your budget process by purchasing a whole year’s worth of training for one person at a discounted flat rate. With a broad selection of courses available globally, getting the training you need has never been easier.

This is the simplest and most cost-effective way to achieve continuing education in mobile forensics.

Benefits:

  • Simplifies budgeting costs
  • Provides significant savings
  • Gives greater scheduling flexibility
  • Unlimited learning potential
  • Your staff will have the most up-to-date skills
  • No fees for last minute cancellations of attendance
  • Protection from price increase

(The MSAB training passport does not include iVe Vehicle Forensics training as it is performed by our partner company Berla.)

Learn more or purchase by contacting sales@msab.com