Data Management, Recovery, Backup, Shredding & Encryption
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Data Management, Recovery, Backup, Shredding & Encryption

Recover (Undelete) deleted data, explore backup options, data sanitization and shredding, encrypt your files
4.0 (23 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,134 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2016
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
View Curriculum
  • 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

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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:40
11 Lectures 32:27
  • 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
Preview 02:47

Find out the reasons why make this course important to you

Preview 01:30

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

"Delete" is Not Really Deleting Your Files!

Definition of data loss, and percentage of its main causes 

What is data loss? Causes of data loss

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    

HDD vs SSD, Recovery Point of View

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?

Signs of HDD/SSD Failure

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

Failure Types

Check you drive health, be one step ahead

Check SSD/HDD health

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

What if Health is not OK!
Data Recovery
7 Lectures 32:25
  • 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.
Preview 03:46

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

Our Setup

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

Files Recovery/Accidental Delete - Windows Only

Files Recovery/Quick Format - Windows Only

Files Recovery - Windows/Linux/Mac

Partition Recovery
Data Backup
5 Lectures 21:42
  • Manual Backup
  • Folder Syncing
  • Clone Partition
  • Cloud Based Storage Services
  • Windows Back Up
Preview 00:54

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

Manual Backup

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

Folder Syncing

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

Clone Partition

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

Windows Back Up
Permanent Data Deletion (Data Sanitization):
8 Lectures 24:53

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
Data Encryption
5 Lectures 11:45

Encrypt Windows Partition

Encrypt Data/Removable Partition

Disable Encryption

Rescue Your Data From a BitLocker Encrypted Drive
About the Instructor
Hazem Salam
4.0 Average rating
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1,134 Students
1 Course
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.

IT Manager Waleed Abdeen
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23 Reviews
1,134 Students
1 Course
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.