Introduction to Data Destruction Operations

Introduction to Data Destruction Operations

Course Overview

The Introduction to Electronic Data Destruction Operations Course is designed to educate participants on the basics of data destruction processes in electronics recycling and reuse environments, and enable participants to identify the potential threats, vulnerabilities, inconsistencies and incompatibilities that can impact data destruction operations. The course was developed by Mike Cheslock of E-Reuse Services, and is based on his more than 12 years of experience in data destruction operations and process implementation. In this two-and-a-half hour course, we cover terms & definitions, common data destruction methods including physical destruction, degaussing and data wiping procedures and their associated strengths & weaknesses, quality control, reporting and employee training. At completion of this course, participants will have a strong understanding of how to implement and evaluate data destruction processes.

This Course covers the following topics:

Intro to Data Destruction Operations Handout

  • Introduction
  • Terms
  • Methods
  • Data Bearing Devices
  • Storage Types
  • Quality Control
  • Reporting
  • Training
  • Standards & Guidelines

Final Exam

Course Prerequisites


Who Should Attend?

All who wish to learn about Data Destruction Operations

Course Duration

The course should take approximately 4 hours to complete. Course participants can complete the course at their own pace. The course allows participants to stop their progress at any time and pick up right where they left off.

Course Expiration

Learners will have 30 days to complete this course from the day they are enrolled in the course.

Course Fee

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