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Seminar Title:  
Smartphone Forensics and Cellular Technology Certification +SMART

DATES:  12/14/2020 through 12/18/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Glenn Bard Bard

LOCATION:  Drury Inn & Suites Columbus South - 4109 Parkway Centre Drive, Grove City, OH  43123

HOTEL:  Drury Inn & Suites Columbus South - Grove City, OH  317-843-1100
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $695.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Glenn Bard


Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the PA State Police and has since investigated crimes across the United States ranging from Child Pornography to Criminal Homicide. Glenn has also conducted forensic examinations for city, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies including the FBI, US Postal Inspectors, and I.C.E. as well as foreign governments.

Due to his training and experience, Glenn has been certified as an expert in Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and the United States Federal Court System in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology. Glenn has also been certified as an expert Instructor in the State of Maryland.

Prior to retiring, Glenn was selected by the US Attorney's office in Pittsburgh and OPDAT to teach computer crime investigations and computer forensics in Tirana, Albania.

Additionally, he has been a speaker for organizations of all sizes and types, both public and private, to include the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police, Federal Fraternal Order of Police, and the Institute of Law Enforcement Education, among many others.

Several of the cases Glenn has worked on have received National coverage, to include Fox News, Dateline, the Associated Press, Yahoo!, the New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune Review and more.

Additionally, Glenn has received numerous awards during his military and police career, including Honorable Discharges from both the United States Army and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Glenn is the Chief Technical officer for PATCtech, overseeing all Digital Forensic and Data Services. Glenn has acted as technical consultant and/or personally developed Computer Forensic Programs at multiple Colleges, to include Westmoreland County Community College where he was a faculty instructor prior to retiring.

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives


PATCtech CTF Qualified Training 


The primary objective of +SMART training is to provide practical instruction to attendees on the unique sets of evidence available on Smartphones and the advanced location-based evidence available on Smartphone’s and cellular networks. +SMART training provides attendees a practical exercise and study for law enforcement officers, detectives, private investigators, SIU’s and computer specialists on the following:

  • Smartphone operating systems, including iPhone®, Blackberry®, Android® and more.
  • Advanced data recovery and analysis of data on Smartphones
  • Understanding advanced cellular communication technologies for plotting suspect locations
  • Practical understanding of IPv6, The Cloud, 4G and Mobile Hotspot data on smart phones
  • WiFi analysis from Smartphone data
  • Trilateration
  • Tower Discovery
  • and more...


This training module will provide practical instruction on the forensic techniques required for acquiring and investigating evidence from Smartphones and cellular technologies for the purpose of case development and successful prosecution.

Review of Cellular Networks & Introduction to Smartphone Technology: The training will start with a review of the different types of cellular networks and introduction to smartphone technology. As well as, what types of operating systems are used by devices such as the iPhone, droid and BlackBerry including jailbreaking and rooting devices.

Smartphone Operating Systems: Utilizing both classroom and hands-on exercises each attendee will be provided the skills required to understand smart phone operating systems and skills needed to recover data from these devices using a variety of applications.

Data Recovery from Smartphones: Attendees will be provided images of devices to examine and learn where to find artifacts that may be important to the investigator. Issues covered will include examining backups of synchronized phones, wifi analysis, skype analysis and internet history.

Router Interrogation: Students will be given practical instruction on interrogating routers for the purpose of identifying smartphones previously connected to the routers and how this information identifies potential suspects at a scene over a time period.

Smartphone Connection Logs: Students will be given practical instruction on determining if the phone was connected to the Internet via Wifi or if it was connected to a cellular network. In this section students will be introduced to IP Addressing on Smartphones, IPv6 and Mobile Hotspots. The purpose of this portion of instruction is to assist investigators in finding historical locations of the suspect and where to look for additional sources of evidence.

Practical Exercises: The class will include practical exercises in which the students will be supplied forensic images of smartphone's to examine, locate the evidence, prepare a report and practice testifying to their findings.

At the conclusion of training students will be given instructions on accessing the PATC Testing Portal to test for the +SMART credential that may be added to their CTF Certification.


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