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Mobile Forensics FSCT 8500

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

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.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 8500 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 86218


Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 17 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 86218
  • $847.02
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Feb 06 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Downtown
Feb 13 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 372
Feb 27 - Mar 06 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 372
Mar 13 - Mar 20 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Downtown
Mar 27 - Apr 03 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 372
Apr 17 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 372

Ilia Lvovski

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. HYBRID delivery format Online Sessions: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, March 13 and 20. In-Person Sessions: Feb. 13, 27, March 6, 27, April 3, and 17. No classes on: Feb 20, Family Day & Apr 10, Easter 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 @ For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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

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


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