Following on from the article Forensic Erosion ( http://trewmte.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/forensic-erosion.html ) the MTEB Diplomas fill the gap between a time limited (expiration) certificate and a Degree course. You may not have seen it but I did produce six MTEB Diploma options and posted it here - http://trewmte.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/diplomas-mobile-telephone-evidence.html . Moreover, it could help Universities focus their approach to producing Mobile Forensics Degrees with applicants holding a Diploma using it for credits towards the Degree.
The excellent feature of a possessing a Diploma is that it continues to
have a value as representation of a person's knowledge, skills and
experience similar to a BSc/MSc/PhD. Certificates (e.g. product training
certificates) are useful but unless you purchase training year in year
out for that same product, which the product can undergo regular
changes, waving a five or ten year old certificate may be considered as
to its relevance to the evidence or work of a person has been involved.
When a Diploma is undertaken it enables the student to demonstrate
current knowledge, skills and experience whilst defining future
objectives such as processes and procedures desired to be achieved or
occurring in the current marketplace.
A Diploma does not require the student to develop a "new" or "unique"
design, process or proposition previously undiscovered (unlike BSc, MSc
or PhD trial and error) but demonstration of the student's existing
knowledge and how to deploy those skillsets and experience with what
works and only express where the subject sees marketplace events or
targets to be achieved.
Diplomas are considerably less expensive than BSc, MSc and PhD as they
are of a shorter study/submission period, thus present current
knowledge, skills and experience to be known sooner and recognised (put
to work) in current markets, without limitation of an expiration date
associated with a product Certificate at one end of the scale or
outdated by the time final semester (BSc/MSc/PhD) is achieved at the
other end of the scale.
A Diploma module e.g. * Diploma for ME and UE Technology Examination -
Mobile Telephone Diploma Core CMSU3 - enables a candidate to consider
mobile/smart phone examination as a specific subject or consider the
ME/UE in connection with/to:
* Foundation/Research Skills and/or
* QA and Evidence Handling and/or
* association with SIM and USIM Technology Examination and/or
* Call Records and Network Records Analysis and/or
* Cell Site Analysis
Thus permutation options for submission of a Diploma report may include
the expression of ME and UE Technology Examination in isolation or
include one or more of the above subjects.
The latest MTEB Diploma Modules Guide is MTEdipl 2.2 ( https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84491783/MTEdipl%202.2.pdf )