Learning Path

Paraben DSMO Mobile Operator Certification

Learrn the devices and the operation of specialized tools required to process data.

What you will learn

Upon completion you will be able to operate the E3 Forensic Platform through the three primary areas of mobile evidence capture. The first stage of acquisition will focus on both the logical and physical imaging of devices. The DSMO course will focus on a variety of devices from feature phones, Androids and iOS Apple devices. Physical acquisition will also be reviewed with feature phones and Androids. The analysis portion will focus on the searching, reviewing and app analysis that is commonly used in mobile forensics. Finally, the review of data through the use of bookmarking and reporting will round out the cornerstones required for doing proper digital forensic investigations of mobile devices.

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Course — 00:05:50

K0004, K0182, K0185, K0304, S0069

This introductory certification is designed for those just getting started with mobile forensics and want to learn the process using Paraben’s E3 Forensic Platform. In this course you will learn the basics of our premiere forensic tool for mobile devices. At the end of the course students will be able to take an optional certification with test questions and practical lab case file.


Course — 00:02:33

K0004, K0182, K0185, K0304, S0069

This section will walk you through the licensing options available for the E3 Forensic Platform. Licensing is determined based on each individual lab design and setup.

E3:DS Interface

Course — 00:03:56

K0004, K0182, K0185, K0304, S0069, S0071

The interface portion of this course will review the layout of the E3 Forensic Platform and how to do basic navigation in the primary interface.

Cases and Adding Evidence

Course — 00:03:46

K0004, K0118, K0125, K0155, K0182, K0185, K0304, K0447, K0449, S0047, S0069, S0071, S0120, S0133, S0263

The Cases and Adding Evidence portion of this course will focus on the creation of cases, addition of investigator details and continue to focus on the addition of evidence. Evidence focus in this course will be on mobile devices.

Acquiring Phones

Course — 00:12:38

K0004, K0108, K0114, K0118, K0125, K0155, K0182, K0185, K0304, K0447, K0449, S0047, S0069, S0133, S0263

The Acquisition portion of this course looks at the primary methods to be able to acquire and process a variety of mobile devices in a forensically sound manner.

Importing Backups

Course — 00:02:25

K0004, K0108, K0114, K0118, K0182, K0185, K0304, S0047, S0069, S0133

The process of importing backups can offer a valuable perspective in an acquisition with iOS devices.

Reviewing the Data

Course — 00:03:56

K0108, K0114, K0118, K0125, K0155, K0182, K0304, K0447, K0449, S0047, S0069, S0133, S0263

This course will focus on the methods for reviewing the data to ensure the most valuable information can be found in an examination. Review of both parsed, and non-parsed data as well as data associated with Apps will be covered.

Cloud Data

Course — 00:03:29

K0007, K0108, K0114, K0118, K0125, K0155, K0182, K0304, S0047, S0069, S0073, S0133

This course will focus on data associated with cloud accounts that can be found via access to mobile devices.


Course — 00:02:33

K0007, K0108, K0114, K0118, K0125, K0131, K0155, K0182, K0304, S0047, S0069, S0073, S0133

This section will focus on the different searching techniques that can be used when reviewing mobile data.

Bookmarks and Reporting

Course — 00:03:27

K0004, K0182, K0185, K0304, S0069, S0071

This section will focus on the bookmarking and reporting of data associated with mobile devices.

Additional Features

Course — 00:01:49

K0118, K0125, K0182, K0304, S0047, S0069, S0133

This section will cover unique features that are available when working with mobile devices in forensic investigations.

Meet the author

Amber Schroader is the CEO and Founder of Paraben Corporation. She has spent the last two decades as a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Amber has developed over two-dozen software programs designed for the purposes of recovering digital data from mobile phones, computer hard drives, email and live monitoring services. In addition to designing technology for digital forensics, she also spearheaded the procedures for mobile and smartphone devices as well as the emerging field of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.

Amber is the patent holder on the EMI shielding container, otherwise known as a Faraday bag, as well as an inventor of many other shielding products. Amber has written and taught numerous classes for this specialized field as well as founded multiple certifications in the field.

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