Top 30 Data Recovery Interview Questions and Answers for 2019


Data recovery has become more important throughout the years as businesses and individuals have flocked to digital platforms for productivity and personal use. Because of this, there are countless documents, photos, applications and other forms of data on hard drives around the world. All of this data holds value for their owners, whether it’s monetary, sentimental or otherwise.

It is for this reason that when a hardware failure or accidental deletion takes place, data recovery professionals are normally the first port of call for desperate users. And data recovery is no walk in the park: it requires technical knowledge, practical experience and logical thinking at all times.

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We have put together a list of 30 sample interview questions for you to practice with if you are in the market for a job in this challenging but exciting field. We will look at three different levels of experience for working as a data recovery professional, and each will have questions that interviewers might use when trying to gauge your knowledge and suitability for the role.   

Level 1 — Data Recovery Consultant

When you are starting out in data recovery, you will almost certainly have some kind of IT background, perhaps as a technician or as a PC system builder. Most Certified Data Recovery Professionals (CDRP) have hardware and file system knowledge that has been built over several years’ worth of experience.

Here are some typical questions that you might find for an entry-level position such as this, but don’t let the fact that it is an entry-level role fool you. This is a challenging field that requires serious hard drive and file system structure knowledge from the get-go.

1. What experience do you have with data recovery?

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