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Introduction to Data Destruction Operations V2 (GEP236)


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. 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.

Course Duration:

The course should take approximately 2 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.

  • Intro to Data Destruction Operations Handout
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Terms & Definitions
  • Section 2: Strengths & Weaknesses of Common Data Destruction Methods
  • Section 3: Identifying Data Bearing Devices
  • Section 4: Identifying Storage Types
  • Section 5: Quality Control Practices
  • Section 6: Reporting
  • Section 7: Employee Training
  • Section 8: Facility Security Best Practices
  • Section 9: The Guidelines & Standards - Relevant and Irrelevant
  • Conclusion
  • Completion Survey
  • Final Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 1 year