Training Courses

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Level I Courses (Beginner)

Introduction to Cellular Records (ICR)

Level: Entry-Level

Pre-requisites: None

Cost: $225.00

 

Description:

This 1-day course is aimed at the entry-level attendee. The course is perfect for any type of investigator, or other personnel, who may come in contact with historical or live cellular records. Many large agencies have dedicated units or personnel who handle all aspects of historical and live cellular records. Many small agencies do not frequently come in contact with historical and live cellular records. Whatever the reason, you should still understand the basics. The attendee will learn the difference between historical and live records, the types of records available, and the basics of an analysis.

The course does not utilize any software for records analysis. It is software agnostic.

 

Course Topics:

* Resources
* Basic technology and network operation
* Cellular provider record retention
* Basic historical records (subscriber, call detail records, specialized location records)
* Basic live records (PRTT, pings)
* Basic analysis in Excel

Important Information:

This course is provided online. Attendees must have a computer with internet access, a web browser, a microphone, and camera. Attendees must also have the ability to open and view PDF and Microsoft Excel files. No sharing of devices is allowed.

 

 

CellHawk Basic (CB)

CellHawk Certification: CellHawk Basic Certification

Level: Entry-Level

Pre-requisites: None

Cost: $450.00

 

Description:

This 2-day course will provide a comprehensive review of CellHawk and its features. Attendees will learn how to load records from the major telecommunication providers, and how to use those records to further their investigation. The course has plenty of hands-on instruction and practical exercises.

 

Course Topics:

* LeadsOnline Toolbox
* Cellular provider record retention
* Provider records
* Uploading records
* Generating reports
* Filtering
* Analytical features
* Ping listener
* Mapping
* Patterns and commonality

 

Important Information:

This course is provided live and online. The course is perfect for experienced analysts new to CellHawk, or entirely new CellHawk users. Attendees must have a computer with internet access, a web browser, a microphone, and camera. Attendees must also have the ability to open and view PDF and Microsoft Excel files. No sharing of devices is allowed.

 

 

Level II Courses (Intermediate)

Cellular Technology, Records, and Analysis (CTRA)

CellHawk Certification: CellHawk Basic Certification

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: CellHawk Basic (CB) recommended, but not required.

Cost: $750.00

 

Description:

This 3-day intermediate level course was designed to provide the attendee with a basic understanding of how  cellular telephones operate, the records they generate, how to obtain them, and how to leverage them in an investigation. The course mixes lecture content with practical exercises to provide the student with plenty of hands-on time analyzing records using CellHawk.

Course Topics:

* Cellular technology and evolution
* Sources of data
* Target development
* Resources
* Provider records
* NDCAC and cell site lists
* Mapping and analysis
* Specialized location records (RTT, TDOA, TA, etc.)
* Device behavior
* Presenting the records in a report and court

 

Important Information:

This intermediate level course may be taken as an entry-level course by qualified attendees and includes a CellHawk Basic Certification.

Attendees are required to bring a Windows laptop with WiFi capability, or other connectivity option. Attendees must have a supported web browser and the ability to open and view PDF and Microsoft Excel files.  A wireless mouse is highly recommended.

 

Level III Courses (Advanced)

Advanced Cellular Records Analysis (ACRA)

 

CellHawk Certification: CellHawk Advanced Certification

Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites:

• Completion of CTRA, or comparable training and experience with cellular records analysis
• Advanced knowledge of CellHawk
• Working knowledge of NCAC and cell site lists

Cost: $825.00

 

Description:

This 3-day advanced level course builds upon the information and concepts covered in CTRA. The course takes a higher level approach to technology, network operations, specific provider topics, records analysis, and the use of CellHawk. Attendees will learn how to effectively analyze records, aggregate various types of digital evidence, and prepare a report. This course aims at transitioning the attendee towards courtroom testimony. The course utilizes hands-on practical exercises and requires attendees to complete homework (outside of class).

 

Course Topics:

* Cellular network operations
* Basic RF principles
* Specific provider considerations
* Microsoft Excel addons
* Tower dumps and area searches
* Aggregating data in CellHawk
* CellHawk advanced analysis
* Timing Advance and RTT
* Unsupported files in CellHawk
* Reports and demonstratives

 

Important Information:

* In addition to CTRA, attendees should also be fluent in the use of CellHawk, NDCAC, and the use of cell site lists. Extensive prior casework with cellular records analysis and CellHawk is highly recommended.

 

Attendees are required to bring a Windows laptop with WiFi capability, or other connectivity option. Attendees must have an external mouse, supported web browser, and a full version of Microsoft Excel. Administrator rights , or the ability to install software, is required.

 

Tower Dumps and Area Searches (TDAS)

 

CellHawk Certification: N/A

Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites:

• Completion of CTRA, or comparable training and experience with cellular records analysis
• Advanced knowledge of CellHawk
• Working knowledge of NCAC and cell site lists

Cost: $825.00

 

Description:

This 3-day advanced level course builds upon the information and concepts covered in CTRA. Attendees will learn the legal process and the legal considerations with tower dumps and area searches. Attendees will also learn how to effectively tower dumps and area searches, using CellHawk and addon freeware. The course utilizes hands-on practical exercises.

 

Course Topics:

* Legal process and considerations
* Working with the raw records
* Tower dump analysis
* Area search analysis
* Analysis methods
* Addon software

Important Information:

* Extensive prior casework with cellular records analysis and CellHawk is highly recommended.

Technical Requirements:

• Windows computer with internet access (no VPN)
• Internet browser
• Two monitors (online courses only)
• External mouse
• Administrator rights, or previous installation of course software
• Microsoft Excel and a PDF viewer

 

Level IV Courses (Subject Matter Expert)

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