Communications data acquisition and analysis


This course provides people with an understanding of communications data and the skills needed to identify, acquire and analyse comms data for use as either intelligence or evidence.

The course teaches people to apply an investigative mindset to the interrogation of communications data and focuses on the key differences and opportunities provided by traditional telephonic, SMS & GPRS data versus new data sets such as VOIP, WiFi Calling, Packet Data and other formats that continue to emerge as communication technologies evolve.

Course Options

The programmes can be taught at the Avatu Academy or at any suitable venue. 

For overseas clients, we will need to make sure country specific data sets have been obtained from the relevant service providers. 

If required, the course can also include the introduction of comms data analysis tools and training in their use.

This course is provided at three levels of complexity:

  • Foundation (one day)
  • Intermediate (three days)
  • Advanced (five days) for law enforcement only
  • Deliverables

    By the end of the course you can expect to:

  • Understand legislative considerations for obtaining and analysing comms data
  • Understand the comms data application process
  • Apply an investigative mindset to the process of communications data analysis
  • Apply appropriate techniques to standardise and present communications data
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the attribution of comms data and devices
  • Analyse comms data to produce structured inferences
  • Prepare evidentially robust material for use as part of an evidential package 
  • Suitable For

    Police officers and anyone who wishes to search for information, intelligence or evidence on digital devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and GPS devices. 

    Lead Trainer

    Our lead trainer is an expert on the multiple disciplines of digital investigation with 17 years' UK police service.

    He continues to provide training, guidance and knowledge in his specialist field and is often consulted during the most complex, high profile criminal and cyber investigations.

    He is a superb operational user of, and trainer in, digital media investigation techniques, including the use of communications data, digital forensics & open source intelligence.

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    There are no scheduled courses at the moment. Contact us on 01296 621121 or email to register your interest or to find out more.

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