Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm EST

Distance Learning Data Recovery Course

This class covers everything that is in the 5-day seated class. There are videos taken from the class + extra close-up videos.

The Distance Learning class still covers everything that is in the 5-day seated class. The material will be presented with videos actually taken in the class with a few extra videos where things were done up close and you don’t have the benefit of being there.

If you are a previous Distance Learning student, but only the Distance Learning Class, I am able to offer that software as an update to you for $300 USD, saving you about $500. Please email me if you want to take me up on the offer. This is in addition to all the hardware you get in the distance learning kit that is also over $1000.

Pricing for the Class

The cost of the distance learning class is $3000 + shipping. With that $3000, you will be receiving hardware and software that is used in the class TO KEEP for your own lab, including the very expensive Platter Replacement Kit, delivered to your door. The materials, equipment, and software that will be supplied to you accounts for more than $1000 of the cost.

If you are in the United States, you can use this form to order the kit: Download and print our Distance Learning Kit Training Agreement Form (PDF).

Benefits of distance learning

  • Learn at your own pace,
  • Take the test when you want
  • Don’t pay for airfare, hotel, and food
  • Don’t take time off work

Distance Learning Kit hardware list

  • 1x Book that is the Lecture and Slides used in the class, also includes 20 labs.
  • 1x Head Platter Replacement Tool that includes a Lab Bench Stand,
  • 1x 3.5” Platter tool,
  • 1x 2.5” Platter tool,
  • 1 Magnetic Voice Coil removal tool.
  • 1x Set of Screwdrivers that includes Torx drivers necessary for small hard drives from T4-T8 for 2.5 in hard drives.
  • 1x Set of Screwdrivers that includes Philips and Flathead drivers needed for small hard drives.
  • 1x Set of MP3’s that includes 40 hours of class that can be used in mobile players or computer, or car CD player.
  • 4x Hard drives for practice and are the items used in the classroom and on the Videos. 1x Set of Straws, Post It Notes, Plastic for Head Assemblies
  • 1x USB hard drive connector that includes 2.5”, 3.5” and SATA connectors
  • 1x Fine Metal Tweezers
  • 1x Static Mat
  • 1x Set of Static Gloves
  • 2x Bootable CDs with additional Software
  • 1x Flash Memory Stick with Special Format for Discovery in the Class
  • 1x Voucher for the Certification Test
  • 1x Set of Videos of how to use the DeepSpar Disk Imager and the Forensic Disk Imager

Distance Learning Kit software list

The software and licenses for the recovery software will be your property for the items designed for the class and are taught in the manual. It will include licenses of:

  • R-Studio
  • R-Studio for Linux
  • Runtime GetDataBack NTFS
  • Disk Explorer for NTFS
  • GetDataBack for Fat
  • DiskExplorer for Fat
  • Raid Reconstructor
  • Captain Nemo Pro
  • SpeedClone 2003

And copies of these other great packages:

  • Victoria
  • MHDD
  • TestDisk
  • FTK Imager
  • HFS Explorer as well as 20 others I have collected

Video and Audio

1x Set of High Quality Videos and MP3 audio recordings of the classes. It is an actual video of the class with all 40 hours.


The ability to communicate with Scott Moulton via email to help mentor and answer specific questions.

Data Recovery Expert Certification

After passing the certification exam with a 70 or better, you will also be sent a high-quality sealed certification for framing. If you fail the certification exam, you can retake the exam for $50.


NEW!!! All content updated to include Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10! It now runs on any OS. That is the only requirement - other than to spend the time and have basic computer skills using Windows and DOS.

Scott's data recovery class was a great investment. We got to learn from somebody who is not just a trainer, but somebody who does data recovery on a daily basis and knows the tricks, and which tools work best in which scenario. There were also lots of hands-on labs where we got to take drives apart and practice removing heads and platters, in addition to labs covering numerous logical and physical data recovery scenarios. Gary Huestis
Houston Computing Services
Thank you very much for the excellent course. Though initially I took the course because of the certification, I realize that the knowledge you gave me was very valuable. The curriculum was very well thought out and the delivery of it was awesome! I would absolutely recommend your course to anybody who wants to get into data recovery and also to anybody who has been doing it for less than a year. Your skill in supervising labs of 17 people -- while they were simultaneously changing head assemblies -- was amazing. Also, the certification in Data Recovery you’ve arranged for us could be helpful one day. Sam Roitman
President, Rescue Your Data Corporation
As a person who has spent a lot of money (like most of you I am sure) on past training, I will go as far as saying it was the best training for the dollar that I have ever had. If anyone of you are looking into data recovery training, you can't go wrong with Scott Moulton. Bob Willis
Computer Forensics
You put on a fantastic class! William F Paulin
Infrastructure Generalist, Boeing
Scott is an extremely knowledgeable instructor and has no problem at all sharing information...even some of those industry secrets that no one else wants to divulge. As a person who has spent a lot of money (like most of you I am sure) on past training, I will go as far as saying it was the best training for the dollar that I have ever had. If anyone of you are looking into data recovery training, you can't go wrong with Scott Moulton. Vadon Willis
Ispirian Computer Forensics
I wanted to send you an email quick to say thanks for such a great week of class! At this point I have spent plenty of time in trainings and found this to be hands down one of the best trainings I have been too! It isn’t an easy task to keep people’s attention for 8+ hrs a day, but you certainly managed to do it. The hands-on portion as well as the RAID reconstruction was alone worth the price of admission! Although the title doesn't have "Forensics" in it, there are many topics that are very closely tied to the forensic industry. Brandon Fannon
Mainstay Data Services
This course is invaluable for any forensic examiner wanting to expand her knowledge beyond how to use software to recover evidence, and I highly recommend it. I was really impressed with not only the amount and quality of information presented but also the almost dizzying level of detail that Scott could present. I recommend the course highly. Beth Whitney, SCERS
Forensic Computer Examiner, City-County Bureau of Identification
Taking Scott's data recovery class was one of the best things I have done for my career. Aside from meeting and learning from one of the industry’s best, Scott’s class afforded me the opportunity to network with others that are in my field and get quickly certified in Data Recovery. Before the class, I had some knowledge in this field. After participating in the hands-on labs and listening to Scott teach the concepts using real life examples, I was able to vastly expand my data recovery capabilities. The course was very interactive, and Scott made the class fun with his energetic, personable style. This was the best technical class I have taken in my 20 year IT career. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get into the Data Recovery or Forensics field. Jerry Sawyer, Jr.
Certified Computer Forensics and Data Recovery Specialist, JEStech LLC
Scott’s data recovery class was well suited for me. My previous skills in software data recovery were intermediate level and hardware recovery were nil. The course expanded my knowledge 100 fold. I hope to be successful in hardware recovery soon. Scott freely imparts of his knowledge and skills and I found his course to be extremely helpful to my education. Steven Wright
Systems Administrator, Symantec
Most of my forensic training has focused on the evidence resident in logical disk structures. Scott's instruction on the inner workings of traditional hard drives, solid state drives, and RAID arrays at such a granular level has made me a better forensic examiner. Not only do I now have the hands-on training to potentially save "dead" hard drives seized from a crime scene, but I can also now confidently explain to a jury how the state of the physical disk impacts the evidence that I have recovered. Beth Whitney, CFCE
Forensic Computer Examiner, City-County Bureau of Identification