Computer Support/Security/Data Destruction

This lesson covers data destruction.

Objectives and Skills Edit

Objectives and skills for the data destruction portion of A+ certification include:[1]

Given a scenario, use appropriate data destruction and disposal methods.
  • Physical destruction
    • Shredder
    • Drill / Hammer
    • Electromagnetic (Degaussing)
    • Incineration
    • Certificate of destruction
  • Recycling or repurposing best practices
    • Low level format vs. standard format
    • Overwrite
    • Drive wipe

Readings Edit

  1. Wikipedia: Data remanence
  2. Wikipedia: Disk formatting
  3. Wikipedia: Degaussing

Multimedia Edit

  1. YouTube: Data Destruction and Disposal - CompTIA A+ 220-902 - 3.6

Activities Edit

References Edit