The Certified Data Recovery Professional (CDRP) tests a candidate's fundamental knowledge of data recovery. Candidates must have the skills to successfully recover data from damaged or partially destroyed hard drives, sold state media and removable media. In addition to physical data recovery concepts tested, students must know how to perform logical recovery on common operating systems.
Candidates should be familiar with the following subject areas in order to sit for the CDRP exam:
- Logical Recovery of disabled hard drives
- Using file format recognition tools
- Logical recovery via avoiding BIOS interrupts
- Motions that unlock the actuator of a drive
- Diagnosing the physical recovery of drives
- Comparing pre-recorded sound samples to live drives
- Logic board replacements
- Single and Multi-Platter Swaps
- Head Assembly replacement
- P-List and G-List recovery
- Addressing SMART values
- Dealing with damaged sectors
- Reverse scanning
- Capturing SID protected folders
- Resolving kernel or driver issues with a Linux bootable disk
- Head Stack replacement
- Working with the Service Area (SA) of a drive
- Reviewing data structures with a Hex Editor
- Diagnosing "clicking noises"
- Mac OS X Data Recovery
- Linux Data Recovery
- RAID 0 Recovery & RAID 5 Recovery
- Vista and Recovery of Shadow Copies
- Clearing passwords on a password protected drive
- Solid state drive recovery
- Firmware issues
Skilled information assurance professionals are the most important piece in the information security puzzle. Candidates that achieve a certification that requires proficiency beyond book knowledge is a valuable method of differentiating skill levels of information assurance professionals.
Benefits of IACRB certification to the Professional:
- Demonstrates theoretical knowledge of information assurance.
- Confirms commitment to information assurance profession.
- Serves as a differentiator in the highly competitive information security job market.
- Provides access to a network of certified individuals.
Benefits of IACRB certification to the Employers:
- Establishes a base-line skill level requirement for highly technical positions.
- Ensures that individuals have required hands-on skills to perform on the job.
- Access to a network of subject matter experts.