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FSCT 8500 - Mobile Forensics

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course will introduce students to forensic issues related to mobile devices that may use cloud resources. Students will learn what data can be retrieved from a mobile device, and they will get hands-on experience using current tools to perform the extraction. Students will analyze this data and align it with records from network security providers to inform an investigation. Cloud resources will also be addressed using industry standard software. Technical and legal issues will be considered.

Prerequisite(s)

FSCT 7510

Credits

3.0

Cost

$830.36

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 46291

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Nov 19 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Oct 01 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Oct 02 Sat 09:00 - 17:00 DTC DTC
Oct 08 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC
Oct 15 - Oct 22 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Oct 29 - Nov 05 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC
Nov 12 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Nov 19 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$830.36

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics. This course will be delivered partially ONLINE and partially IN-PERSON. ONLINE: - September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 15, 22, Nov. 12 (Fridays 6pm-930pm) IN-PERSON (DTC): - October 2 (Saturday, 9am - 5pm) - October 8 (Friday, 6pm-930pm - Midterm) - October 29 (Friday, 6pm - 9:30pm) - Nov. 5 (Friday, 6pm-9:30pm) - Nov. 19 (Friday, 6pm-9:30pm - FINAL)

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 86218

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Apr 11 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 07 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Feb 14 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC Rm. 372
Feb 28 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC Rm. 372
Mar 07 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC Rm. 372
Mar 14 - Mar 21 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Mar 28 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC Rm. 372
Apr 04 - Apr 11 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 DTC DTC Rm. 372

Instructor

Ilia Lvovski

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$830.36

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. HYBRID delivery format Online Sessions: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, March 14 and 21. (24.5 h) In-Person Sessions: Feb. 14, 28, March 7, 28, April 4, 11 (21h). No class on Family Day Monday. Students who have been accepted into a Forensic Science program where this course is a part of the program matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval @ BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe all steps required to collect and handle evidence from mobile devices.
  • Create a forensic report detailing the data extracted from a mobile device.
  • Analyze the data collected from a mobile device using existing hardware and software.
  • Assess the impact of different cellular networks on forensic data.
  • Use data from network service providers together with extracted data to improve forensic picture.
  • Extract cloud data associated with a given mobile device.
  • Explain the legal considerations associated with cloud extraction.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 8500 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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