Digital Forensic Examiners are special in that we NEED to get the data no matter what. In order to do so, we need working devices. Our focus is the same as our other courses: Never giving up on a device until we obtain the data.
This course was developed with the ever-changing field of digital forensics in mind. No longer can we rely on just commercial tools and automated processes. Now more than ever, it is important to be able to diagnose inoperable devices and perform device repairs at the board level so we can obtain our data extractions.
Through a combination of lectures and hands on practicals, students will learn indispensable diagnosis skills, troubleshooting resources, and the latest repair techniques utilizing state of the art equipment.
The course curriculum was developed by our instructors who are experienced repair professionals and expert digital forensic examiners who practice these skills on a daily basis.
Equipment and Resources
Knowledge of printed circuit boards
Recognition of surface mount components (SMCs)
How SMCs work and how SMCs fail
Precision soldering techniques
Fixing/repairing previous mistakes
Trace and pad repair
Water damage repair
How to properly use a digital multimeter
Familiarity and use of an oscilloscope
Basic component repair
Complex board repair
Device specific common troubleshooting
Troubleshooting non-functioning devices
What to do when you do not have schematics as a reference
Keeping in tradition with all Teel Technologies offerings, this course goes beyond repair and relates to the specific needs of the digital forensic examiner.
Although this course will follow a specific program, content is subject to change depending on student interest and inquiries, as well as any break through digital forensics techniques. This course will also teach you when the data is unrecoverable.
Those in the digital forensics field follow certain requirements, in particular, Daubert and Frye. The subject matter and course content follows “best practice methods” and accepted techniques that are reliable and relevant in the scientific community.
Class size will be limited to twelve students. All students will leave with course content PDFs, our Repair Guide, and the Teel Technologies Board Level Repair Kit, as well as priceless tips and tricks for our instructors. The kits will be used in class. If students cannot transport their kits from the training location, then the kits will be shipped to your lab at no additional cost.
Due to the specific equipment needed for this class, we can not offer Board Level Repair for the Digital Forensics Examiner as a travel class. It will only be offered in our Norwalk, Fredericksburg, and Toronto locations.
Do you have cases that have been put on the back burner. Feel free to bring your work to class. We can use them as learning lessons and teaching examples for the entire class.