The Certified Evidence Repair Technician – Forensic (CERT-F) course is a 5-day intermediate level program designed to teach investigators who encounter damaged mobile devices which must be repaired to facilitate extracting data in a forensically sound manner. In this highly interactive course, students will learn best practices and how to replace key components on mobile devices using proper disassembly and reassembly techniques. Students will learn how to use proper heat and basic soldering techniques to repair or replace components that include, but are not limited to: inoperative data and charging ports, broken LCD screens, power buttons, “home” buttons and other parts. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn their CERT-F certification by completing a practical competency examination. The examination requires students to successfully diagnose and repair a provided handset and achieve a successful extraction using UFED technology.