Data Recovery Training Boot Camp

Transform your career in 5 days

Expand your knowledge and gain up-to-date instruction on the latest in the field. Our combination of hands-on labs and expert instruction builds your knowledge around data recovery and prepares you to become a Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP).

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Course essentials

Boot camp at a glance

  • Method

    Live online, in-person, team onsite

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Experience

    1-3 years of experience

  • Average salary


What you'll learn

Training overview

Infosec’s Data Recovery Boot Camp provides the most detailed logical and physical data recovery training available. You learn the fundamentals of hardware data recovery, including how 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 servers and even solid-state flash NAND drives.

Get practical data recovery experience through a series of hands-on labs that teach you how to perform intermediate- to advanced-level logical recoveries. The combination of practical labs and expert instruction ensures you leave the boot camp with skills that directly transfer to the workplace.

Who should attend

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The Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP) training is beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Digital forensics professionals  
  • Information security officers & managers
  • Network administrators
  • Windows administrators
  • Anyone interested in building their data recovery skills 

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What's included

Everything you need to know

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  • 90-day extended access to Boot Camp components, including class recordings
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • Exam voucher
  • Free 90-day Infosec Skills subscription (access to 1,400+ additional courses and labs)
  • Hands-on cyber ranges and labs
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee
  • Onsite proctoring of exam
  • Unlimited practice exam attempts

What makes the Infosec Data Recovery prep course different?

You can rest assured that the Data Recovery training materials are fully updated and synced with the latest version of the exam. In addition, you’ll gain access to a Data Recovery prep course the moment you enroll, so you can prepare for and get the most out of your boot camp.


With 20 years of training experience, we stand by our Data Recovery training with an Exam Pass Guarantee. This means if you don’t pass the exam on the first attempt, we’ll pay for your second exam at no additional cost to you!

Before your boot camp


To most benefit from training, we recommend you have:

  • Firm understanding of the Windows operating system
  • Firm understanding of computer hardware
  • Knowledge of how to perform basic beginner-level logical recoveries of drives


Training schedule

Preparation (before the boot camp starts)
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Prep course

Day 1
Morning session

Foundations of data recovery

Day one focuses on the fundamental skills of data recovery.
Afternoon session

Hardware data recovery

After the introductory content is complete, a full review of hardware data recovery begins. Before any logical or software recovery can begin, it is imperative to have a functional drive.
Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 2
Morning session

Intermediate hardware data recovery

Day two encompasses a deep discussion of the various technologies and techniques for hardware data recovery, including analysis and repair.
Afternoon session

Intermediate hardware data recovery continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 3
Morning session

Data preservation and Windows logical recovery

Day three focuses on how to recover data safely from a spinning drive without damaging the contents of the drive during the recovery process. Various logical recovery issues are explored for the Windows family of operating systems.
Afternoon session

Data preservation and Windows logical recovery continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 4
Morning session

Linux, Mac OS X and RAID recoveries

Day four covers the recovery of Linux and Mac OS X systems. Additionally, the recovery of RAID arrays is explained in detail.
Afternoon session

Linux, Mac OS X and RAID recoveries continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 5
Morning session

Advanced topics in data recovery

Day five covers advanced topics related to data recovery as well as a review of all the topics included on the Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP) exam. You’ll finish the day by taking the CDRP exam.
Afternoon session

Take CDRP exam

Schedule may vary from class to class

What's next?

After you finish the Data Recovery Training

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After completing the course, take additional time to prepare for your exam, get a head start on your next certification goal or start earning CPEs. Complement data recovery training with additional skills and knowledge in computer hardware, operating systems, data storage, cybersecurity and data management. This combination of expertise broadens your career prospects and increases the value of your role.

We guarantee results. At Infosec, we are invested in your success. Our boot camps are made to prepare you for the challenges of data recovery and ensure your certification. Our 93% exam pass rate and Exam Pass Guarantee mean you can rely on high chances of passing the exam on your first attempt.

Unlock team training discounts

If you’re like many of our clients, employee certification is more than a goal — it’s a business requirement. Connect with our team to learn more about our training discounts.

Career Opportunities

What are the career opportunities like for Data Recovery certified professionals?

Data recovery specialists play a vital role in helping individuals and organizations recover valuable data and provide professional expertise in complex situations that makes them highly sought after and valued. Common job titles and roles held by professionals with this training include:

  • Data recovery specialist
  • Data security consultant
  • Forensic computer analyst
  • IT support specialist

What job titles are most common for people with Data Recovery certification?

Some common positions that this certification can help you land include:

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    Network administrator

  • Information security officer icon

    Information security officer

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    Digital forensic investigator

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    Data recovery specialist

Average Salary

Data Recovery certification salary expectations

Salaries can vary quite a bit based on factors like job title, experience, industry and location. However, the average salary for digital forensics professionals — one popular career track — is approximately $81,000 annually, according to Payscale.

Guaranteed results

Our boot camp guarantees

Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, get a second attempt for free. Includes the ability to re-sit the course for free for up to one year (does not apply to CMMC-AB boot camps).

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different online or in-person course.

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.


Frequently asked questions

How do I become a data recovery expert?
Becoming an expert requires education, hands-on experience and continuous learning. A strong foundation in computer science or IT and relevant certifications such as the Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP) are good places to start. Dedicate yourself to continuous improvement and professional development to become a sought-after data recovery expert. Practical and hands-on experience with various storage devices and data recovery tools and specializing in various data recovery techniques help you stay updated with the latest advancements.
Is it hard to pass the Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP) exam?
Passing the CDRP exam is easier with the right tools. With quality preparation, study materials, resources and practice exams, your odds of passing the exam are very high. In fact, with our Exam Pass Guarantee and 93% pass rate, you will likely pass your exam on the first try.
Can forensic recovery tools recover overwritten files?

Forensic recovery tools often cannot fully recover overwritten files. When a file is overwritten, original content is replaced with new data, making it difficult to recover, especially if the data has been securely overwritten multiple times.

In some cases, advanced data recovery techniques may have limited success, such as recovering fragments or remnants of overwritten files. However, the chances of complete recovery are minimal, and the results are often unreliable and highly dependent.

Do IT support specialists provide data recovery services?

IT support specialists can provide basic data recovery services, but their scope is typically limited to simpler cases. IT support specialists are generally responsible for providing technical assistance, troubleshooting software and hardware issues and ensuring the smooth operation of computer systems and networks within an organization.

Depending on their specific role, training and certification, IT support specialists can perform data recovery tasks, but a professional data recovery expert or specialized data recovery service provider is more likely to ensure successful recovery.

You’re in Good Company


The course was extremely helpful and provided exactly what we needed to know in order to successfully navigate the exam. Without this I am not confident I would have passed.

Robert Caldwell, Salient Federal Solutions

I really appreciate that our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was able to provide the information in a way that it could be understood. He also provided valuable test-taking strategies that I know not only helped me with this exam, but will help in all exams I take in the future.

Michelle Jemmott, Pentagon

Very impressed with Infosec. My instructor did a great job delivering the information strategically and in a way for all to understand. I would definitely take another class/certification prep course.

Sylvia Swinson, Texeltek