Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm EST

5-day Hard Drive Data Recovery Expert Certification

Atlanta, GA 7 Feb 2022

Learn how to handle a damaged hard drive and what your options are. Be introduced to the proper hardware, equipment, and software.

NOTE: You must sign up and pay at least 30 DAYS before any class to reserve your seat! If you want a seat, make sure you do it earlier rather than later.

This is a mentored 5-day Data Recovery Expert Certification Class where Scott Moulton will be there to walk you though everything personally, step by step, and to answer your questions.

NEW! ATOLA FORENSIC IMAGER, as well as a DeepSpar Disk Imager!

Class covers HARD DRIVES and SOLID STATE DRIVES, as well as CLEAN ROOM procedures!

We also cover the differences between 32bit and 64bit.

Data recovery is a skill that's very difficult to learn and involves repairing damaged hard drives and recovering corrupted data.

The goal of this class is to teach you how to handle a damaged hard drive and what your options are. We will introduce you to the proper hardware, equipment, and software that will give you the best possibility and skills at completing this task.

This class is for the Data Recovery Expert Certification.

An overview of the five days

  • Solid State Drives and Spinning Disks are covered!
  • Three days of lecture and labs where we disassemble two hard drives and attempt to reassemble them into working machines.
  • The third and fourth day will be logical recoveries where we will use the lab computers to image memory sticks for class, there will be other images of drives provided for Raid 0 and Raid 5 recoveries. There will be images provided for NTFS, Mac OSX HFS and EXT3 Linux drives for recovery as well as the previously mentioned sets of images for Raid 5 and Raid 0.
  • We usually do a number of things after class and discuss many things at dinner with relation to jobs and details


By signing up 30 days ahead you will receive a $300 discount off the $3500 class, making it $3200. After that date, the price will be $3500.

Certain Government, Law Enforcement and Education Training, and Professional Group Discounts may apply! This fee covers everything you will need to use in the class (although after leaving the class you will need to acquire your own set of tools and hardware).

Some of the basics covered in the class

  1. Going over the basics and working parts
  2. Data Recovery With Forensic Drives
  5. Equipment Basics
  6. Tools and Software
  7. Sounds of the Drives
  8. Samples of drives with sounds I will bring
  9. What you can tell by listening to the drive
  10. Basics on success rates
  11. Opening the Drive
  12. Mechanical Operations on Drives
  13. Rebuilding Hard Drives Physically
  14. What a Sector Looks Like Encoded on the Drive
  15. PCB Board Issues and Live Board Swaps
  16. Forensic Logical Recoveries
  17. Rebuilding forensic drives maintaining the state
  18. Plus much, much more…..

Over 20 hands-on Labs Including

  • HANDS-ON LAB: Repairing a Damaged Drive
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Four Hard Drives YOU Rebuild!
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Hard Drives Mechanical Operations
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Operations Rebuilding a Hard Drive Physically
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Mounting a Damaged Drive on PC
  • HANDS-ON LAB: What an Encoded Sector Look Like with data
  • HANDS-ON LAB: PCB Board Matching Issues and Review
  • HANDS-ON LAB: RAID 0 Rebuilds
  • HANDS-ON LAB: RAID 5 Rebuilds
  • HANDS-ON LAB: MAC OSX Rebuilds
  • HANDS-ON LAB: Selecting donor Rebuilds

Tools provided

Everything you need will be supplied. You do not need to bring any equipment or laptop. There will be a Data Recovery Kit that you will get to use for the class and will include hardware for recovery, Torx screwdrivers for hard drive sizes, the power supply connectors and sample hard drives, cd’s, and lecture and lab materials.