How to become a Data Recovery Expert

How to become a Data Recovery Expert

After high school most student have a dilemma about what to pursue in their higher learning. This is due to lack of proper guidance and information. Some of those who know what they want to do may also be lacking proper information about how to get there. Becoming a data recovery is a career path just like any other and it has a series of dos and don’ts that can set one on the right path.

What does a data specialist do?

In most companies data specialists are hired to ensure data back-ups, carry out data recovery for any lost data from all sorts of data storage devices. While some specialists may choose to reserve their services entirely for businesses, some venture into recovering data for the general public storage devices such as from floppy disks, hard disks, digital video disks, hard drives, tape drives, and compact disks among many others. Some of the tasks encountered by those who choose to work for businesses include:

  • Carrying out system administration duties such as maintaining hardware and software.
  • Managing the network of the company.
  • What are the relevant likely topics of coverage?
  • File systems
  • Recovery techniques
  • Backup systems
  • You will handle various problems associated with areas such as:
  • Disabled hard drives’ logical recovery
  • SSD recovery
  • Damaged sectors restoration
  • Reverse scanning
  • Firmware issues and so much more.

What does one require to become a specialist? 

  • Education (mainly starting from an undergraduate degree onwards). Proficiency in information assurance, computer science or computer engineering will be required.
  • Courses in other areas such as computer forensics, data recovery, operating systems and programming, networking, disaster recovery and computer security may be an added advantage,
  • Pursue certification which may need to take more courses which may include: system management, disaster prevention as well as recovery planning.
  • A master’s degree will most definitely be a plus.

What are the benefits of certification? 

  • It indicates a mastery in information assurance
  • It provides access to a network of certified individuals for consultation purposes
  • It gives one an edge over the uncertified individuals in the job market
  • It depicts professionalism and commitment

While most papers are only an outward show of one’s ability to perform, the real deal is living up to the consumers’ expectations. In simple terms; you will have to deliver. In order to do that you must ensure an in depth understanding in your area of expertise. Technology is extremely dynamic and as such you will be required to update yourself with the latest threats faced in the field and how to solve them. That will require continual studying and practice.


This s a very critical aspect. Sometimes no one will want to know if you can do it. They will be more interested on whether you have done it before or entirely depend on your recommendations. To be able to reach such a level one has to start somewhere. The most logical place to start is as an intern then work your way up. The more the experience the better the opportunities.

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