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Diploma in Mobile Telephone Evidence


Syllabus & Student Handbook 2001 - 2013

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Gregory Nigel Smith 2001/2002/2003/2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013 All Rights Reserved The copyright in this document is vested in Gregory Nigel Smith. There is copyright/IP vested in the images displayed which are property belonging to other persons and/or companies. The document must not be reproduced by any means, in whole or part, or used for manufacturing purposes, except with the prior written permission of Gregory Nigel Smith. Information contained in this document is believed to be accurate at the time of publication, but no liability whatsoever can be accepted by Gregory Nigel Smith Trew & Co TrewMTE or MTEB arising whatsoever out of any use made of this information.
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Change History Issue Number: Date: Organisation: Author: Reviewer: Quality Approval: Version 2.2 June 2013 Trew & Co (TREW MTE) Gregory Nigel Smith Mobile Telephone Examination Board (MTEB) Professor Graham Robinson (2001)

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By way of forward The Diplomas, which have been created by Gregory Smith and educationally recognised by Professor Graham Robinson and after thirteen years remain recognised by the Mobile Telephone Examination Board (MTEB). They have been developed to recognise a candidate's portfolio of technical, process and interpersonal skills for personal development of an individual's professional and technological experience. The Diplomas are designed specifically for persons engaged in Mobile, Telecommunications, Security, and other Information Communications Technology (ICT) management and examination. These individuals with experience/credentials and responsibility for securing evidence, initiating investigation or investigating or creating practices and procedures in relation to the use of mobile telephones evidence or those seeking to start a career in this field of distinction. An important objection behind this series of Diplomas is to assist students gain an appreciable grounding, from start to finish, when dealing with mobile telephone evidence. Employers want new recruits to be able to function effectively at work as soon as is practicable to do so. The student mindset needed for these Diplomas is one that keeps the employers objectives in mind. If an employer believes too much time will be needed to helicopter-mentor (cradle-guiding) a potential new recruit then that can be interpreted by the employer that the recruit could require a high number of personnel hours and expenditure (high maintenance) to train in the company policy and the work related requirements. These Diplomas therefore help the student focus, strengthening their approach to work related requirements so that when a student goes to an interview s/he arrives with a researched plan and demonstrable competency. For those already in the work place, these Diplomas allow the student to acquire new information, improve skills, brush-up on existing skills and to identify under-achieving areas in his/her work. Essentially these Diplomas do not spoon-feed students but make students do the work with the help of identified materials, in addition to guidance from experienced practitioners, experts and academic works. Students will then seek to intellectualise their research and study and display the knowledgefindings recorded into a Diploma report. Successful completion of a Diploma Module leads to the award of a Certificate Mobile Telephone Evidence Diploma (MTEdipl) for the particular module the student has undertaken to study.

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Introduction

There are five (5) Diploma modules. A student may wish to enrol for a single Diploma module or may wish to undertake all the Diploma modules and then undertake the Advanced Diploma. The attendance time varies per module but ranges from 3 to 6 months. Diplomas * Diploma for Foundation and Research Skills - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CFRS * Diploma for Mobile Evidence QA and Evidence Handling - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CQAE1 * Diploma for SIM and USIM Technology Examination - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CSUT2 * Diploma for ME and UE Technology Examination - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CMSU3 * Diploma for Call Records and Network Records Analysis - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CCRN4 * Diploma for Cell Site Analysis - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CCSA5 Diploma Module Completion Period CFRS - completion: 3 months [1 months study / 1 month to submit assignment / 1 month assessment] CQAE1 - completion: 4 months [2 months study / 1 month to submit assignment / 1 month assessment] CSUT2 - completion: 5 months [3 months study / 1 month to submit assignment / 1 month assessment] CMSU3 - completion: 5 months [3 months study / 1 month to submit assignment / 1 month assessment] CCRN4 - completion: 5 months [3 months study / 1 month to submit assignment / 1 month assessment] CCSA5 - completion: 6 months [4 months study / 1 month to submit assignment / 1 month assessment]

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1.1 Modules
A student might wish to enrol for as many modules as s/he desires but may only undertake one module at a time, as there must be a clear demonstration that the student has undertaken all the research and study. If a students work is produced too quickly and with speed it may highlight the lack of research and study or that it might raise an implication the work has been plagiarised. Additionally, the assessors for each of the Diploma modules will require organising their work diaries to be available for the Student assessment reports when they fall due. So adhering to timescales is important.

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Profile of Students

The Diplomas areas designed for: Individuals who wish to develop their understanding of mobile telephone examination and the subsequent evidence that can be derived from it, so as to equip themselves with relevant Skills and Knowledge to undertake responsibilities in the field. Professionals, operating in this field, who wish to have independently assessed and recognised their experience examination and analysis skills.

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Model of Delivery

The Diplomas identify learning materials and Tutor Support Materials that are accessible for each module and available in the Module Student Handbook. It is a pre-requisite principle for any of the Diploma modules that every student purchases their own copy of any recommended textbooks (should they be needed) etc. However, many materials are available by searching the worldwide-web, found in libraries and discussion forums. Where information is freely available the Module Student Handbook will endeavour to provide some solutions. The same pre-requisite principle applies for any tools that the student may wish to use to demonstrate practices or procedures (should they be needed). It doesnt automatically follow that there is a requirement to purchase forensic equipment. Students should be prepared in advance though to arrange to have access to or purchase SIM/USIM reader hardware/software; handset cables; have access to a computer with Bluetooth/IrDA USB/Serial/Parallel capability; (U)SIMs and handsets etc upon which tests can be conducted. The Diploma Module Student Handbook and any supporting materials available for the relevant Diploma undertaken shall be downloaded from the website after the student has registered, paid the enrolment fee and been enrolled including a set specific commencement date for the Diploma start date. An online forum for students to discuss studying and any issues encountered during the Diploma research can be available if students require it.
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Basic Skills - Technology

The Diploma modules do not require expert technical knowledge of the subjects for all of the modules, but requires evidential acquisition experience, good communication skills and competent in mobile and/or (U)SIM Card examination and/or cell site analysis.

3.1 Flexibility
The Diplomas are a Professional Development Programme and permits open enrolment for academically qualified personnel and/or for individuals seeking recognition of or to gain skills/credentials used in a professional capacity. Experienced Experts are invited to benefit from the various *modules as Refresher/Updating skills programme.

Enrolment *criteria for Diploma

Resources Research/Study
Report Submission and Assessment

* Experience - in mobile telephone examination and evidence Industry

* Experience science or digital qualification BSc, MSc, PhD

*Candidate recognition assessment: determined from candidates portfolio of technical skills, process skills and interpersonal skills.

Award Diploma MTEdipl

3.2 Aims
To help Mobile, Telecommunications, Security, and other Information Communications Technology (ICT) personnel to gain. recognition relating to their technical expertise, knowledge and skills for career development record of an assessed report displaying technical expertise, knowledge and skills recognition of broad skill and experience as a professional practitioner involved in mobile telephone evidence.

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4.0 Modules Descriptors


The Diplomas are not a series of courses they are designed for the purpose to enable individuals to demonstrate their skills and to gain recognition of their skills. In essence, the objective of the Diplomas is to empower the student with confidence in their own understanding and knowledge of the subject matter and to be recognised for that. The student conducts the research and produces the reports. Support is given in the Diploma through the provision of identifying sources of information, website links, other materials and guidance. The Diploma reports therefore provide one means by which a student can demonstrate knowledge of his/her command of the subject matter and demonstrably underpin that knowledge with reference to materials and by the inclusion of an action plan.

5.0 Diploma for Foundation and Research Skills - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CFRS 6.0 Diploma for Mobile Evidence QA and Evidence Handling Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CQAE1 7.0 Diploma for SIM and USIM Technology Examination - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CSUT2 8.0 Diploma for ME and UE Technology Examination - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CMSU3 9.0 Diploma for Call Records and Network Records Analysis Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CCRN4 10.0 Diploma for Cell Site Analysis - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CCSA5

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Diploma for Foundation and Research Skills - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CFRS

Main Constituents

Emphasis on the roles, responsibilities and importance of acquiring foundation information relevant to mobile telephone evidence and continuing importance of research to keep up-to-date Identifications of the benefits that foundation and research skills bring to practices & procedures, examining, investigating and interpreting evidence and future trends for business Produce a report detailing the entire process and desired outcome of the results including a plan of action for business.
Report - Examples of Content

Define how you benefit from foundation and research skills Define how important foundation and research skills are to mobile telephone examination, evidence and investigation Illustrate the wide range of sources where information relevant to mobile telephone evidence can be obtained Discuss how foundation and research skills can be used to assist you as an employee to benefit the employers business Propose ways in which foundation and research skills can be used to assist the employer gauge whether e.g. an examination device is flawed or fit for purpose Explain the need for foundation and research skills when dealing with Seizure, quality assurance, evidence handling and examination; SIM and USIM Cards; ME and UE; Billing, Call and Networks Records Cellular Radio Technologies and radio coverage Mobile Network Operation Cell Site Identification, Cell Site Analysis and Site Analysis Survey Demonstrate ways in which foundation and research skills can be used to identify future developments, trends, innovation and services that might assist an employers business Attachment to Report: Set out a plan proposing how your foundation and research skills could be put to work bringing value-added benefits to an employers business

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6.0 Diploma for Mobile Evidence QA and Evidence Handling Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CQAE1
Main Constituents

Your understanding of roles and responsibilities and the importance of appropriate practices and procedures for Mobile Evidence QA and Evidence Handling in a business Identifications of the benefits that Mobile Evidence QA and Evidence Handling bring to practices & procedures, examining, investigating and interpreting evidence and future trends for business Produce a report detailing the entire process and desired outcome of the results including a plan of action for business.
Report - Examples of Content

Laboratory Standards Use of Foundation and Research to Skills create, develop and improve QA and Evidence Handling Examination Device Provision and Specification Staffing Requirements Staff Training and Assessments Documentation Control Report Writing and Contemporaneous Notes Seizure Procedure Good Inwards Procedure Handling and Exhibit Assessment Procedure Laboratory Environment Procedure Conforming and Non-Conforming Devices Device Maintenance and Calibration Examination Procedure Post Examination Procedure Quarantine procedure Goods Outwards Identify future developments, trends, innovation and services that might assist an employers business in the area of Mobile Phone QA and Evidence Handling Attachment to Report: Set out a plan proposing your vision how Mobile Phone QA and Evidence Handling could be put to work bringing valueadded benefits to an employers business

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Diploma for SIM and USIM Technology Examination - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CSUT2

Main Constituents

Your understanding of roles and responsibilities and the importance of appropriate practices and procedures for SIM and USIM Technology Examination for acquiring evidence. Identification of the benefits of acquiring recovered data from SIM and USIM Technology and interpreting the data and the relevance of assessing that data when dealing with ME/UE technology, Call Records and Network Records Analysis and Cell Site Identification and Cell Site Analysis Produce a report detailing the entire process and desired outcome of the results including a plan of action for business.
Report - Examples of Content

A case study will be provided from which the student will use all his/her skills associated with Foundation and Research Skills and QA and Evidence Handling demonstrated by their incorporation with an analysis of data that can be from SIM and USIM; the evidential potential value of data recovered and the requirement to consider how important not to analyse SIM/USIM data in isolation but illustrate further analysis with data that could be obtained from ME/UE technology, Call and Network Records and Cell Site Analysis. Furthermore, the student to consider what future developments, trends, innovation and services that might assist an employers business in this area. Attachment to Report: Set out a plan proposing your vision how SIM and USIM Technology Examination could be put to work bringing value-added benefits to an employers business.

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Diploma for ME and UE Technology Examination - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CMSU3

Main Constituents

Your understanding of roles and responsibilities and the importance of appropriate practices and procedures for ME and UE Technology Examination for acquiring evidence. Identifications of the benefits of acquiring recovered data from ME and UE Technology and interpreting the data and the relevance of assessing that data when dealing with SIM/USIM technology, Call Records and Network Records Analysis and Cell Site Identification and Cell Site Analysis Produce a report detailing the entire process and desired outcome of the results including a plan of action for business.
Report - Examples of Content

A case study will be provided from which the student will use all his/her skills associated with Foundation and Research Skills and QA and Evidence Handling demonstrated by their incorporation with an analysis of data that can be from ME and UE; the evidential potential value of data recovered and the requirement to consider how important not to analyse ME/UE data in isolation but illustrate further analysis with data that could be obtained from SIM/USIM technology, Call and Network Records and Cell Site Analysis. Furthermore, the student to consider what future developments, trends, innovation and services that might assist an employers business in this area. Attachment to Report: Set out a plan proposing your vision how ME and UE Technology Examination could be put to work bringing value-added benefits to an employers business.

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Diploma for Call Records and Network Records Analysis Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CCRN4

Main Constituents

Your understanding of roles and responsibilities and the importance of appropriate practices and procedures for obtaining and acquiring evidence from Call Records and Network Records Analysis. Identifications of the benefits of acquiring recovered data from Call Records and Network Records and interpreting the data and the relevance of assessing that data when dealing with SIM/USIM technology, ME/UE technology and Cell Site Identification and Cell Site Analysis Produce a report detailing the entire process and desired outcome of the results including a plan of action for business.
Report - Examples of Content

A case study will be provided from which the student will use all his/her skills associated with Foundation and Research Skills and QA and Evidence Handling demonstrated by their incorporation with an analysis of data that can be found in Call Records and Network Records; the evidential potential value of data recovered and the requirement to consider how important not to analyse Call Records and Network Records data in isolation but illustrate further analysis with data that could be obtained from SIM/USIM technology ME/UE technology and Cell Site Analysis. Furthermore, the student to consider what future developments, trends, innovation and services that might assist an employers business in this area. Attachment to Report: Set out a plan proposing your vision how Call Records and Network Records Analysis could be put to work bringing value-added benefits to an employers business.

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10.0 Diploma for Cell Site Analysis - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CCSA5
Main Constituents

Your understanding of roles and responsibilities and the importance of appropriate practices and procedures for acquiring evidence from Cell Site Identification and Cell Site Analysis Identifications of the benefits of acquiring recovered data from Cell Site Analysis and interpreting the data and the relevance of assessing that data when dealing with SIM/USIM technology, ME/UE technology and Call Records and Network Records Analysis and Cell Site Identification and Cell Site Analysis Produce a report detailing the entire process and desired outcome of the results including a plan of action for business.
Report - Examples of Content

A case study will be provided from which the student will use all his/her skills associated with Foundation and Research Skills and QA and Evidence Handling demonstrated by their incorporation with an analysis of data that can be from Cell Site Identification and Cell Site Analysis; the evidential potential value of data recovered and the requirement to consider how important not to analyse Cell Site Identification data and Cell Site Analysis data in isolation but illustrate further analysis with data that could be obtained from SIM/USIM technology, ME/UE technology and Call Records and Network Records. Furthermore, the student to consider what future developments, trends, innovation and services that might assist an employers business in this area. Attachment to Report: Set out a plan proposing your vision how Cell Site Identification and Cell Site Analysis could be put to work bringing value-added benefits to an employers business.

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11.0 Diploma Costs


11.1 Diploma for Foundation and Research Skills - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CFRS - 680.00 Diploma for Mobile Evidence QA and Evidence Handling Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CQAE1 - 1090.00 Diploma for SIM and USIM Technology Examination - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CSUT2 - 1250.00 Diploma for ME and UE Technology Examination - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CMSU3 - 1250.00 Diploma for Call Records and Network Records Analysis Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CCRN4 - 1250.00 Diploma for Cell Site Analysis - Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CCSA5 - 1580

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12.0 Which Diploma Should I undertake?


This is a difficult question because everyone is different and has graduated knowledge and skills dependent upon working exposure to the subject matter or training s/he has undertaken or University/College degrees/tuition. As a guide only: Foundation and Research Skills and QA and Evidence Handling are a common requirement and a constant theme behind the other four Diplomas disciplines. So it makes sense to ensure you have this knowledge and skillsets. Moreover, the symbiotic and inextricably linked, working relationships between the other four disciplines means it is difficult to ignore the other disciplines in isolation to merely looking at simply one discipline. However, if a student considers s/he has a very good command of all the other disciplines and only wants to undertake say, e.g. ME and UE Technology Examination, then that is possible too. The Cell Site Analysis report and plan produced at the end by the student will still be assessed against the main constituents and interacting disciplines.

13.0 What Should I Do Next?


The syllabus and student handbook has illustrated as far as possible the shape and design of the Diplomas, but there is much more information that is available once a student has signed up and paid for his/her Diploma/s: Terms of service and delivery Plagiarism and Copyright Structure and layout of report and plan Support materials Assigned Tutor and Marking & Weight

14.0 Contact Details


To request a Registration Form and Payment Form please send an email to the contact person below.

Mr G Smith Principal Consulting Forensic Engineer Trew & Co TrewMTE Email: trewmte@gmail.com Web: http://trewmte.blogspot.com

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