AMDF: Advanced Mobile Device Forensics

The IACIS Advanced Mobile Device Forensics Training Program is a 36-hour course of instruction, offered over five (5) consecutive days. Take your mobile forensics investigative skills to the next level with our comprehensive course on Advanced Mobile Device Forensics. This class is designed for seasoned forensic examiners and investigators and will equip you with an intricate understanding of Android and iOS file systems.

Delve into an analysis of Android and iOS devices, as you comprehend the underpinning principles of advanced database, protobuf analysis, and other data stores not fully parsed by popular commercial forensic tools. Navigate the complexities of malware investigation on Android devices, bolstering your ability to identify, understand, and mitigate threats.

A pivotal aspect of this course is the utilization of Python scripts to extract valuable artifacts from smartphones. Learn to harness the power of scripting languages to automate and refine your forensic investigations. This course provides extensive training on the in-depth parsing of third-party applications, enlightening you with new dimensions of data retrieval and analysis.

Beyond reliance on conventional tools and push-button-forensics, the course promotes a deep understanding of data stores, encouraging you to go beyond tool-led investigations. It emphasizes pairing commercial-based tools with open-source alternatives, broadening your toolkit and enhancing your versatility as a forensic examiner.

Deepen your familiarity with Android malware artifacts and learn methodologies to spot them in your digital investigations. This course is enriched with numerous real-world examples and hands-on exercises, assisting you in sharpening your practical skills.

Finally, this course ensures you will become familiar with Python scripts and how they can significantly assist in your investigations. Understand the language’s potentials, develop your scripts, and master the art of leveraging Python to elevate the precision and speed of your forensic investigations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and become a sought-after expert in the field of mobile device forensics.

Prerequisites:  The MDF course provides baseline competencies to prepare students for the Advanced MDF course, but not required.

WHEN:  April 22-26, 2024 (Week 1) OR April 29-May 03, 2024 (Week 2)

COST: $2,495.00 US Dollars

EQUIPMENT: Classroom laptops will be given to the students to take home and keep.



Existing IACIS members: Log in with your credentials and go to the Products page to purchase and register for the course.

Non-IACIS members: Membership fee is waived with the purchase of the training course; however, to register for the course you must complete a membership application at the time of purchase. Purchase training course HERE.

****Payment MUST BE RECEIVED at least 45 days prior to the first day of class. Any payment arrangements other than payment through the website or payment via invoice must be approved by the IACIS Treasurer prior to admittance into the course. Please contact the treasurer for questions and approval (

Cancellations within 45 days from the start of class to 31 days from the start of class will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds within 30 days from the start of class.****

* On-Site Check-in Times (student pickup of equipment, ID card, IACIS info) are:

Week 1:  Sunday, April 21, 2024: 1800 – 2100

    Monday, April 22, 2024: 0700 – 0800


Week 2:  Sunday, April 28, 2024: 1800 – 2100

    Monday, April 29, 2024: 0700 – 0800

* Please make arrangements to arrive in time to check-in so that you may be in class promptly the first day.


Please read the following notes regarding this class:

  1. Classes begin at 8:00 AM ET and conclude at 5:00 PM ET, each day, with a one-hour lunch break. Classes will end at 4:00 PM ET on the last day of class. Please do not arrange for departing flights prior to 7:00 PM ET to allow time for travel to the airport and any security clearances.
  2. The dress code for the conference is business casual (collared shirts and slacks). The wearing of shorts, flip flops, tank tops, etc. is not allowed in the classroom. Personal computers are not permitted in the classroom. Students are required to attend all classes to successfully complete the program. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirements will not be issued a certificate at the conclusion of the program.


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CANCELLATION INFO: If IACIS is unable to hold their 2024 Orlando training event, then all students who have registered and paid, will have the option of a full refund or a reserved seat at the 2025 training event.  IACIS is not responsible for any outside expenses (e.g. travel and accommodation) in the event of the training event being cancelled.  Anyone who paid for training will receive complimentary membership through the year that his/her training takes place.