Data Recovery Training

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A warning note to prospective students: Any data recovery training taught by self-proclaimed "industry experts" without a clean room is a likely an "edutainment show" or a potential rip-off. You won't get the detailed instruction you need to do physical data recovery outside of a clean room environment. Caveat emptor!

Data Recovery Course Overview

COURSE LENGTH:
5-DAY

CERTIFICATIONS:
1: CDRP


The InfoSec Institute Data Recovery course provides an in-depth and hands-on exposure to the most hands on and highly technical logical and physical data recovery course available anywhere. You will learn the fundamentals of hardware data recovery which will enable you to properly diagnose dead drives and bring them back to life. You will also learn logical recovery for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, RAID arrays, Exchange server and even solid state flash NAND drives!

The Data Recovery course exposes you to a professional data recovery lab environment, which includes:

  • A Class 100 Clean Room Environment (maintains less than one hundred particles larger than 0.5 microns in each cubic foot of air space)

  • A SMD Rework station for diagnosis and removal of SMD components on Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives

  • Platter and head exchanging station with head combs for single and multi-platter swaps

  • Data recovery tools, write blockers, micro-tweezers and dental picks, anti-static gloves and finger cots, and much more.

  • Data Recovery Workstation with associated drive connectors and BIOS bypass tools.


It is imperative to learn how to perform physical data recovery in a Class 100 clean room training environment, such as the InfoSec Institute provides for students. Even the smallest piece of dust that falls on an exposed drive platter can damage it irreparably, making data unrecoverable.

A warning note to prospective students: Any data recovery training that is taught by self-proclaimed "industry experts" without a clean room is a likely an "edutainment show" or a potential rip-off. You won't get the detailed instruction you need to do physical data recovery outside of a clean room environment. Caveat emptor!

InfoSec Institute provides a professional data recovery lab experience for students. You will learn how to diagnose faulty PCBs, understand how to swap them with working PCBs. You will also learn critical Surface Mounted Device (SMD) rework skills using a heat gun. This includes identifying donor ROM SMDs and using rework flux to replace non-functional ROM chips.

Learning how to exchange drive platters and heads is a critical skill that requires expert instruction. The proper method for head and platter swapping is detailed thoroughly in the Data Recovery course. We also cover voice coil diagnosis and repair. You will learn the secrets of Firmware and Service Area (SA) repair for many different types of drives, including Western Digital, Maxtor, IBM and Seagate hard drives.

InfoSec Institute teaches you how to perform intermediate to advanced level logical recoveries. We make an assumption that you can already perform basic beginner-level logical recoveries of drives and jump right in to intermediate concepts. You will learn how to determine the secrets of RAID recovery, including RAID 5 recovery when one or more disks have been damaged. We cover the data recovery fundamentals of the NTFS, FAT32, and EXT file systems using a hex editor and other automated tools.

This class does not rely on you purchasing an expensive tool (such as the PC-3000) to perform data recovery.

 

 

 



IMPORTANT NOTE:
Because of the nature of this data recovery course, you MUST wear anti-static and particulate matter minimizing clothing at ALL times during lab exercises.

Students that do not conform to these requirements will NOT be admitted to the lab. Contact us for details.

  • Custom DR toolkit - yours to keep
  • Over 90% Pass Rate
  • CDRP Exam Voucher
"I was blown away by the instructor's knowledge and expertise. ... Would recommend to anyone"

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Total Hands-On Lab Environment in Data Recovery Training:

This Data Recovery Training neatly meshes the skills required in order to recover lost data. Some of the attention-grabbing lectures and hands-on lab exercises you will do during the class:

 

  • Logical Recovery of disabled hard drives
  • Using file format recognition tools
  • Logical recovery via avoiding BIOS interrupts
  • Motions that unlock the actuator of a drive
  • Diagnosing the physical recovery of drives
  • Comparing pre-recorded sound samples to live drives
  • Logic board replacements
  • Single and Multi-Platter Swaps
  • Head Assembly replacement
  • P-List and G-List recovery
  • Addressing SMART values
  • Dealing with damaged sectors
  • Reverse scanning
  • Capturing SID protected folders
  • Resolving kernel or driver issues with a Linux bootable disk
  • Head Stack replacement
  • Working with the Service Area (SA) of a drive
  • Reviewing data structures with a Hex Editor
  • Diagnosing "clicking noises"
  • Mac OS X Data Recovery
  • Linux Data Recovery
  • RAID 0 Recovery & RAID 5 Recovery
  • Vista and Recovery of Shadow Copies
  • Clearing passwords on a password protected drive
  • Solid state drive recovery
  • Firmware issues

InfoSec Institute Physical Data Recovery & Forensics Toolkit:

To assist students in continuing work in the data recovery profession, InfoSec Institute has compiled a customer Physical Data Recovery & Forensics Toolkit.

 

This toolkit contains the physical tools you will need in order to perform data recovery of Hard Disk Drives (HDD) as well as Solid State Drives (SSD). The toolkit is only available for purchase to enrolled InfoSec Institute Data Recovery students, and is not available for resale. The toolkit contains:

  • Tableau T35e Write Blocker
  • Write Blockers FireWire to SATA/IDE Bridge
  • IDE Cable/Adapters
  • SATA Cable/Adapters
  • FireWire and USB Cable Adapters
  • Forensic Notebook Adapters (IDE/SATA)
  • One External Power Supply and power cable
  • Zero Force Insertion Module
  • 1.8" Adaptor
  • 2.5" Adaptor
  • Micro SATA Solid State Disk Adapter
  • Professional Storage Bag for Kit
  • Anti-static tweezers
  • Anti-static keyboard mat
  • USB 2.0 to IED adapter
  • Static Gloves (per pair)
  • Husky HD-74501 S Torx Screwdriver
  • Husky HD-74501 V Torx Screwdriver
  • SATA to IDE Connector
  • Platter swap straws
  • Handyman divider toolbox for tools
  • 2 Custom Data Recovery Virtual Machines (dozens of "hard to find/hard to install" tools from hard drive disk manufactures preinstalled for you. Some of these tools are not even available on the internet to download)


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Certifications & Compliance

IACRB's Certified Data Recovery Professional

The Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP) tests a candidate's fundamental knowledge of data recovery. Candidates must have the skills to successfully recover data from damaged or partially destroyed hard drives, sold state media and removable media. In addition to physical data recovery concepts tested, students must know how to perform logical recovery on common operating systems.


Pricing for Data Recoery - including the CDRP

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YOU ALSO GET

  • COMPLETE Data Recovery Toolkit

    his toolkit contains the physical tools you will need in order to perform data recovery of Hard Disk Drives (HDD) as well as Solid State Drives (SSD). The toolkit is only available for purchase to enrolled InfoSec Institute Data Recovery students, and is not available for resale.

    Also includes 2 Data Recovery Virtual Machines.

  • Course Materials, Test Fees and Class Guarantees!

    Guaranteed small class size (less than 10-20 Students), you get an intimate learning setting not offered at any of our competitors.

    5 Full Days of Boot camp style training --- our instructors teach from 8am to 6:00pm every day.

    All meals, snacks and refreshments included. Snacks not included in Las Vegas courses.

    3-5 hard drives for use in class

    Lecture, Lab Exercise and Text book --- Train your ethical friends and co-workers hacking!

  • Continued Access to
    the Course ONLINE

    Total Access to Live Recorded Data Recovery Lectures:

    InfoSec Institute makes available for every student access to all of the Live Recorded lectures you attended in-class. These are available in online format for 30 days after the training session!

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