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Android Forensics training

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GeeksRGrt

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Hi all!  I'm hoping you wonderful "Geeks" can help me discover the best route for me to become an android forensic specialist/expert?

 

Also, when I say "best route" I mean the most practical for someone over 50yrs old, looking for career change and has little if no technical knowledge or background.(I am currently a registered nurse). 

The little experience I do have is browsing through the files and directories of my Samsung and trying to figure out what each one is for/associated with, etc.  I spend hours googling the file extensions, how to open them, what they do, what app they are associated with.  I finally realized that this is a passion and I would LOVE to make a career of it.  Although, I'm not completely sure that this would even be a lucrative career, but I do know I enjoy it and could spend many more hours delving into the Android workings if able. 

 

I look forward to reading your input and recommendations and am truly hoping the idea isn't to far fetched for me to accomplish. 

 

Sincerely,

A Geek wannabe

 

 

 

 


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Thank you for interest.  When you talk forensics you should understand that there are several keys areas to understand, and that above all else you have to be able to document everything you do, how you did it, supporting evidence, methods, and more.  the steps required to learn the tools and techniques are varied as the methods to use them.  The path varies, so there are options open to you.

 

First, i found this article:  https://www.sans.org...ical-case-36317

 

also I would recommend you sending a direct message (that you asked here) to @snubs (https://twitter.com/snubs?lang=en)

She works in the industry and may be able to offer more specific advise.

 

ITPRO.tv has come really good courses, many of them freely available. 

 

I would be remiss If I didn't mention GeeksToGo University where we train on malware removal.  It's not the same as working on a cell phone, but it is a great foundation to build upon and further your education. 


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