- Course type: Self-paced
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
Earn transferable credit by taking this course for credit.
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Course SummaryComputer Science 335: Mobile Forensics has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging computer science topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The objective of this course is to provide an overview of mobile forensics investigation techniques and tools. Topics include mobile forensics procedures and principles, related legal issues, mobile platform internals, bypassing passcode, rotting or jailbreaking process, logical and physical acquisition, data recovery and analysis, and reporting. The course will provide in-depth coverage of both iOS and Android platforms.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Three assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
The assignments for this course involve completing 6 InfoSec Learning Labs. These labs add a completely virtual interactive application component to your coursework where you'll have the opportunity to apply what you learned in a real-world environment. Your work on them will contribute to your final grade.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Evaluate the basic principles of digital forensics, including the unique challenges of mobile forensics.
- Apply the procedures of evaluation, validation, preservation, acquisition, examination, privileged control, analysis, and reporting of mobile devices and digital information.
- Evaluate the extracted data to examine important case data, such as contacts, call logs, SMS, images, audio and video files, web history, passwords, and application data, using forensically sound and industry standard tools.
- Examine the relationship between mobile and desktop devices pertaining to criminal and corporate investigations.
- Investigate current incidents about mobile forensics.
There are no prerequisites for this course, but most students prefer to complete Computer Science 110: Introduction to Cybersecurity and Computer Science 203: Defensive Security before taking this course.
Computer Science 335: Mobile Forensics consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Computer Science 335: Mobile Forensics by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Computer Science 335: Mobile Forensics final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Foundations of Digital Forensics||Outlines tools used in digital forensics, the rules that apply to issues in digital evidence and how the Internet of Things impacts Internet security.|
|Introduction to Mobile Forensics||Identifies challenges in mobile forensics investigations, the types of mobile operating systems and common case data types in investigations.|
|Examination of iOS Devices||Explains the different kinds of file systems, the components of iOS architecture and examples of threads in an operating system.|
|Acquiring Data from iOS Devices||Describes read-only memory (ROM), adding and authenticating users in Linux and logical acquisition for iOS devices.|
|Acquiring Data From iOS Backups||Details directory types in iPhone backup structure, data storage formats, cloud storage and pairing records.|
|iOS Data Analysis & Recovery||Explores cache memory, SQLite databases, recovering data from damaged media and using iOS forensic tools.|
|Android Device Design & Security Overview||Discusses full disk encryption, creating and managing filesystems in Linux and the layers of the Android operating system.|
|Extracting Data from Android Devices||Outlines end-to-end encryption, joint test action group (JTAG), data extraction techniques for Android devices and techniques to bypass Android screen and passcode locking mechanisms.|
|Recovering & Analyzing Android Data||Explains how to recover data deleted from SD cards using Android devices, file-carving/scalpel techniques to recover data and using autopsy to add and analyze Android images.|
|Android App Analysis, Malware & Reverse Engineering||Reviews reverse engineering in digital forensics and APK files; the analysis and detection of mobile malware; and security threats, issues and risks for mobile devices.|
|Windows Phone Forensics||Identifies BitLocker drive encryption, acquiring Windows phone data and locating/extracting forensic artifacts from Windows phones.|
|Parsing Third-Party Application Files||Discusses open source and commercial tools for parsing third party app data in mobile phones and using encryption and encoding to access data on mobile devices.|
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|Completed all lessons in Computer Science 335: Mobile Forensics course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
Please meet all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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4. Get Exam Results
We will send you an email with your official exam results within 1 to 2 weeks. If you would like to raise your grade after receiving your exam results, you can retake quizzes with fewer than 3 attempts. You will then need to retake the final exam.
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