Data Management, Recovery, Backup, Shredding & Encryption

Recover (Undelete) deleted data, explore backup options, data sanitization and shredding, encrypt your files
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

We are living in a digital world, all our information are now digital, our photos are small icons inside some folder, our Documents are PDFs and Docs here and there, our baby might finish his first year without taking a single film photo.

To keep a photo safe in the 80s, you'll place it in a neat album and hide this album in a cabinet, you'll keep you documents in your elegant Samsonite briefcase and "encrypt" it with a PIN, to make sure nobody will be able to read a note you made, you'll spend the afternoon shredding it into smaller and smaller pieces, so that no one can "recover" it.

Well, everything is now digital as I said, and this course will guide step by step to mange your data the right way.

This course is for everybody, literally anybody, if you can see this message, you can, and you will benefit from this course, if you want to:

  • Recover/Undelete lost/deleted data.
  • Prevent your data from being lost/deleted.
  • Find out what options you have to keep your data backed up
  • Safely delete sensitive data without worrying about the possibility of getting it back by the wrong people
  • Encrypting your data to ensure you're the only one who can access it.

If these points are important to you, or at lease one of it, then you've came to right course, go ahead, get the course and let's start this journey together.

What are the requirements?

  • If you want to recover/undelete lost data, stop using the drive that suffered data loss, using the drive will significantly reduce your chances in recovery
  • This course require very basic knowledge of Windows OS
  • All used software are free/open source
  • This course includes step-by-step walk through for download, installation and usage for all required software
  • A flash drive is required if you want to create bootable version of cloning software, and NUKE software, alternatively, you can burn this software to CD, although no guide was provided for that

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what happens on storage media level when you deleting a file
  • Check HDD/SSD Health
  • Know how does "TRIM" effect SSD performance and recovery possibility
  • Recognize the symptoms of a failing HDD
  • Use free and open source software to recover deleted/lost file on Windows/Mac/Linux
  • Understand the difference between Full Format and Quick Format, and the effects on recovery process
  • Recover a lost/deleted partition, and main the integrity of your data
  • Create back up of your files
  • Use free software to sync and duplicate the contents of any two folders for real-time redundancy
  • Create clone of your storage drive
  • Make Windows Backup
  • Permanently delete -sanitize- sensitive data, preventing its recovery
  • Use free/open source software to securely delete one file or more
  • Shred the free space of any partition
  • Nuke your drive to completely destroy all stored data
  • Use Windows Built-in tools to shred the free space of any partition/folder
  • Encrypt your Windows partition to add extra layer of security
  • Encrypt any data partition or USB storage media
  • Encrypt files using open source software
  • Use Recovery Key to rescue your data of a BitLocker encrypted drive

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for all PC users
  • Users who lost data and wants to recover it will find this course extremely useful
  • This course will provide the sufficient knowledge to keep your data always safe

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
  • Why you should learn about data management?
  • Delete is not really deleting your data
  • What is data loss?
  • Causes of data loss
  • Magnetic HDD vs Internal SSD vs External SSD
  • Signs of HDD Failure
  • Check HDD Health
  • Failure Types
  • What if Health is not OK

Find out the reasons why make this course important to you


Understand the deletion process, why recovery is possible, and when it become impossible


Definition of data loss, and percentage of its main causes 


Basic comparison between Solid State Drive and Hard Disk Drive in terms of speed, cost, performance and many other criteria


Discover the similarities and differences in recovery between Solid State Drive and Hard Disk Drive, learn more about TRIM, the technology that means no recovery    

Reasons for HDD/SSD Failure

How does your drive try warn you that it's not in a good health? What sign should you pick up to understand that your drive is dying?


Failure type effects the recovery strategy, learn more about different types of drive failure


Check you drive health, be one step ahead


Find what what you should do if your drive status turned to be risky

Section 2: Data Recovery
  • Our Setup for Demo
  • Recovering deleted/lost files under Windows.
  • Recovering files after partition format.
  • Recovery under Mac/Linux OS.
  • How good was our recovery test?
  • Lost/Deleted partition recovery.

This lecture shows the testing environment which we prepared for recovery experiments


Recover your data, images, videos, audio  and office files using this free software

Files Recovery/Quick Format - Windows Only
Files Recovery - Windows/Linux/Mac
How Good Was our Recovery? ALMOST PERFECT!
Partition Recovery
Section 3: Data Backup
  • Manual Backup
  • Folder Syncing
  • Clone Partition
  • Cloud Based Storage Services
  • Windows Back Up

The most primitive way to back up anything, COPY & PASTE


Learn how to keep your data synced between two folders, keeping your data duplicated is very effective way to keep your data safe


Learn how to make a clone of your entire disk, or specific partitions, externally useful for large amounts of data


Use windows built-in back-up tools to create system image, or customized back-up of your data

Section 4: Permanent Data Deletion (Data Sanitization):
File Eraser and Shredder
Anti-Virus Built-in Shredder
Shredding Test
File Shredding Using Recovery Software
Partition Free Space Shredding
NUKE your Drive!
Wipe with Cipher
Section 5: Data Encryption
Encrypt Windows Partition
Encrypt Data/Removable Partition
Disable Encryption
Rescue Your Data From a BitLocker Encrypted Drive

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Instructor Biography

Hazem Salam, Computer Engineer

Hazem Salam, PMP, ITIL

I’m a computer engineer. I have four years of experience in technical and project management fields, two years experience in Technical sales/Presales field. I worked in Networking, Wireless Point to Point/Multi-point connections, Home Automation, CCTV systems and IT administration. In addition to all, I was a university lecturer for three years.

Instructor Biography

IT Manager Waleed Abdeen, Computer Engineer

I am a computer engineer,  I had my first computer 18 years ago,  since then i have spent most of my time in front of a PC. I have started my career as an IT Engineer in 2012, later on I was promoted to an IT Manager, during this period i have managed and implemented multiple network projects including systems and infrastructure, recently i have been working on some software development projects as well.

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