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This course highlights storage technology in vendor neutral terms. It's a comprehensive introduction to fundamental storage capabilities & the building blocks that underpin those capabilities across storage disciplines. The setting is practical & applied


 
Course Outline
This course highlights storage technology in vendor neutral terms. It is a comprehensive introduction to fundamental storage capabilities and the building blocks that underpin those capabilities across storage disciplines. The setting is practical and applied to help the student participate in addressing storage issues as part of a multidisciplinary team. In addition, the course prepares the student for the SNIA Storage Network Foundations SNIA S10-101 Exam.

Value Many people think that they know about storage and storage networking, yet very few people really know the subject. As a result, they struggle with concepts that should be common knowledge. Why the disparity? Because most only know a small part, very well, usually from one vendor and are missing some bits and pieces that are important to the tasks at hand. In this course, if you let us open up the full panorama of storage to you, and you are a shareholder, you will see higher profits; if a vendor, you will adapt better to competitive environments; if a client (manager or administrator) your opportunity will expand and control of decisions, strengthened. A person taking this course will know the concepts and terms across most of today's storage capabilities, know the competitive landscape, and be prepared to adapt. This goes against conventional wisdom of product training. Even storage vendor employees with thirty plus years experience, going back to drum drives, have said that they learned things from this course, things that will help them every day. When you have a baseline, it is a great equalizer, and that improves profits and paychecks all the way around.

Overview Explosive information growth has resulted in a people shortage. Many people take storage product training, however, few understand the breadth of storage capabilities. Still fewer understand the basic building blocks that underpin those capabilities. As a result, it is difficult to find people with an integrated literacy across storage disciplines.

This course seeks to balance the technical breadth of storage professionals. It enables the storage administrator to improve their problem-solving skills while gaining transferable technical depth. It enables the manager to understand limits and choose strategic direction. Both are no longer bound by vendor specific language, and in fact, they will share a common language.

The many terms including SAN, Array, Migration, Replica and Clone, by name sound like characters in a science fiction movie. Understanding the terms composition, roles and interactions provide the foundation for developing and maintaining storage solutions. Business depends on these storage solutions. They are not just building blocks, they are put together certain ways to meet a purpose.

Follow-on Courses
    * S10-108 HyperTestPrep (1 day immediately following this course)
    * Storage Management & Administration or SNIA Storage Networking Management & Administration (Hands-On)
    * SNIA Storage Technical Assessment, Planning, and Design

Expected Outcome Pass SNIA S10-101 Exam. Have strong practical and verbal understanding of storage and storage networking concepts.

Note
The S10-101 course represents a tremendous body of work. Over eighty books and many standards documents were used in it's creation. Many of our students remark that the course material provided is something that they will use as a reference for years to come, with both breadth and depth.

Objectives The primary objective of this course is to develop fundamental technical knowledge and skills required to understand current and emerging data storage capabilities and infrastructures. The course provides a set of practical approaches required to help new and experienced storage administrators and managers to do their job better. Objectives include:
    * Basic Storage Technology
    * Disk Technology
    * SCSI
    * FC SAN
    * IP Storage
    * NAS
    * Virtualization
    * Storage Management
    * Data Management
    * Continuity Management

Audience Everyone responsible for storage service delivery and support for new and existing storage products and services; this typically includes both new and experienced development, administration, implementation, delivery, support and management staff. Staff members required to complete the internationally recognized SNIA S10-101 Storage Network Foundations examination will find this course essential.

A basic level of IT literacy including at least six (6) months experience in IT and/or Storage Networking Operations. Advanced computer skills and knowledge in at least one operating system. Technical skills as a team member to develop complex solutions. A course specific non-disclosure agreement is required to attend this course.

Course Contents Basic Storage Technology - Describe common storage elements including caching and I/O technologies. Differentiate between DAS, SAN, NAS, CAS and IP Storage networking architectures and environments. Demonstrate understanding of the SNIA Shared Storage Model. Describe RAID data protection strategies. Identify standards organizations.

Disk Technology - Identify disk components. Compare and contrast disk interface technologies. Describe capabilities and attributes of Mid-Tier and High-End storage arrays. Demonstrate understanding of disk controller features. Describe disk placement criteria within tiered storage models.

SCSI - Describe SCSI as architecture and physical interface including its relationship to end devices (disk, tape and robotics.) Identify advantages and disadvantages of using SCSI interface technology. Describe SCSI protocol elements. Demonstrate understanding of SCSI command and operations concepts. Identify implementation parameters.

FC-SAN - Describe FC-SAN general concepts. Identify advantages and disadvantages of FC-SAN. Identify topologies and components. Describe protocols, classes of service and addressing. Demonstrate understanding of fabric-enabled technologies. Develop a response to a design scenario for distance extended SAN, demonstrating understanding of key concepts, costs, risks and implementation methods.

IP Storage Networking - Describe IP networking storage general concepts including protocol differentiation. Identify advantages and disadvantages of using IP Storage Networking. Describe iSCSI implementation concepts. Demonstrate understanding of IP Storage Networking enabled technologies. Identify risks. Describe selection criteria for IP Storage Networking solutions.

Network Attached Storage (NAS) - Describe NAS concepts. Identify advantages and disadvantages of using NAS technology. Compare and contrast NFS and CIFS protocols. Describe NAS operating system characteristics. Identify NAS backup and recovery risks.

Virtualization - Define storage virtualization in terms of abstraction, transparency and taxonomy. Identify advantages, disadvantages and benefits of virtualization at various levels. Compare and contrast the virtualization placement and management. Identify taxonomy elements in terms of the Shared Storage Model. Describe virtualization enabled technologies, including snap, clone and replication. Identify criteria for selecting virtualization techniques in risk management terms.

Storage Management - Describe storage management components and the relationship of device and network management. Identify performance management risks created by management infrastructure. Describe common elements; their instrumentation points and the relationship to SMI-S enabled products. Identify SMI-S components and relationships. Describe the SMI-S product certification process.

Data Management - Describe data management concepts including backup and recovery, ILM, tiered storage and data placement based on usage. Compare backup techniques including network, snapshot, NDMP, Backup to Disk, Backup to Tape and Tape Virtualization. Describe backup design trade-offs as they relate to scalability, manageability and performance. Manage data in given scenarios, identifying techniques and risks.

Continuity Management - Identify steps using high availability and disaster recovery in a SAN infrastructure. Discuss the role of infrastructure resolution in backup, recovery and disaster recovery scenarios.

Examination
S10-101 Examinations leading to SNIA CERTIFIED STORAGE PROFESSIONAL (SCSP) are held on all continents. Possession of this certificate is mandatory for all candidates who wish to reach 'full certification' as a SNIA CERTIFIED STORAGE NETWORKING EXPERT. Persons holding this certification tend to earn 15% more than their counterparts in the storage community without the credential, and 25% more than the local average compensation for IT personnel in their market.

Certificate Advantages
    * Certification insures that staff has a benchmarked level of knowledge and skill.
    * Recruiting and retention are simplified.
    * Possession of an internationally recognized competence certificate is a personal achievement that will help foster commitment and increase job satisfaction.
    * A mandatory requirement for some organizations. Customers of IT Storage Services are demanding that their suppliers have a 'license to operate'.
    * More than 3,600 professionals now hold the qualification.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered


Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
Reviewed by 2016
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Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
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Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
good!
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011
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