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Investigative Techniques Using Social Networking Sites
Number: 488
MemberFee: No Fee for Member Agencies; $325 Fee for Non-Members
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu
Objectives:

* NOTE: A PC based laptop is useful for the course; however, it is not required for successful completion.
This PATCtech training module targets three essential and unique elements associated with the investigation and recovery of digital evidence. Registration for this training module does not require an advanced understanding of computer related skills, and is designed for all parties directly involved in crime scene procedures, evidence preservation and criminal investigations.
Social Networking:
This portion of the class is designed for detectives, school resource officers, and anyone involved in conducting investigations involving social networking sites for the purpose of administrative or criminal investigations.
Primary Topics for this section of the course include the following:
• Introduction to the various Social Networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others;
• Steps to preserving a social networking profile;
• Determining the identity of a profile's creator;
• Steps to set up an undercover profile;
• How to use an undercover profile for information gathering;
• How to use available tools that aid in the investigation of social networking profiles;
• Artifacts that Social Networking sites leave on a computer system.
On-Scene Previewing Utilities:
This portion of the class is designed for the first responder, probation or parole officer, or any other person with a need to preview a live computer on scene without changing important information on the computer system.
Primary Topics for this section of the course include the following:
• Introduction to several different types of On-Scene Previewing Utilities available for previewing a running computer system;
• Proper use of each of the On-Scene Previewing Utilities on a running computer system;
• How to conduct a targeted search for pictures, videos, documents and other types of digital evidence;
• How to copy the contents of the computer's RAM on a live machine.
Network Seizure:
This portion of the class is designed for the first responder, raid team leader, or any other person with the responsibility of conducting search warrants on networks in a home or commercial setting.
Primary Topics for this section of the course include the following:
• The different types of networks that one can anticipate encountering, including simple home networks to large business networks;
• Descriptions and functions of different types of network hardware;
• Proper shut down procedures for network hardware;
• Obtaining evidence from servers;
• Identifying and locating network attached storage;
• Conducting analysis of routers on scene.
*** No Fee For MTU #8 Members
(Register with MTU #8 @ 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu); $325.00 for all other seats (Register with Public Agency Training Council on-line at: www.patc.com)

Instructor & Location Date/Time
12/04/17-
12/06/17
8:00a-5:00p on 12/4-12/5 & 8:00a-12:00p on 12/6/17
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