Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Data destruction, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-902) Part 6: Securing Computers.
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- When computers get old, it's often common…for us to donate these computers to organizations…that can take advantage of it.…And that's great; we should do those things.…But one of the big issues is that…there's data on the hard drives,…and as a result of that, it's important for us…to go through the process of making sure…all of the data on these hard drives are gone.…Keep in mind, things like operating systems…and applications, you're under license for.…You can't simply hand them to somebody else.…So, while it's great to give away computers,…you can't necessarily give away the software.…
More than that, you can have critical data on here,…personal information, usernames, passwords,…all kinds of stuff, and it needs to be wiped out…before you hand it to anybody else.…So you've basically got three choices.…Number one, you can try to erase it using erasing tools.…Number two, you can actually run it through…huge magnetic fields and destroy the drive.…Or number three, you can physically destroy it.…Okay, so let's do the first one.…
Security is one of the IT pro's chief concerns, and it's a big domain of the 220-902 exam. This course outlines the basic procedures for securing any computer, covering topics such as physical security, password protection, malware detection and prevention, and firewalls. CompTIA expert Mike Meyers also helps you understand how to dispose of data correctly and respond to security incidents.
After completing this course and the others in the series, you should feel prepared to ace the exam. Find your testing location and schedule a test at https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a.