This course builds on the individuals existing user-level knowledge of storage systems to develop the fundament skills required for a career in storage networking. It identifies and explains the key technologies used throughout the storage industry, and provides technical detail of fibre channel, SCSI and IP Storage protocols along with the role they play in a Storage Area Network (SAN).
The course examines the challenges presented when diverse operating systems, platforms, and storage require "any to any" connectivity. It explains how zoning,
virtualisation, and security techniques can be used to overcome these problems.
The course identifies the components and products that make up a NAS or SAN, examines the design and performance aspects of a SAN and finally explores new
developments in storage, and storage networking.
CompTIA® Storage+® is powered by SNIA® to provide 'vendor-neutral' training for IT professionals whose job role will encompasses Storage Networking, installation and maintenance. It also provides assistance to candidates who wish to gain Industry recognised Storage+® accreditation, by successfully completing the associated SG0-001 exam (please note,the exam must be booked and sat seperately with Pearson VUE).
This training is targeted at all storage network practitioners, and anyone who designs, implements, manages, specifies or selects Storage Networking technologies. This includes IS/IT technical staff and managers, product developers, system integrators, systems engineers and technical marketing personnel.
Other groups that will benefit from this course are
- Product and project teams that are involved with applications, system, storage and end users
- Developers, integrators, engineers, administrators, managers, marketing personnel and others with a need for an understanding of Storage Networking
- Anyone involved in storage or data communications networking
Please note: Due to the subject matter covered in the course all concepts, topics and subjects will be covered as theory only. There are no practical lab exercises conducted.
- Examine the fundamentals of storage and network technologies.
- Describe physical networking hardware.
- Examine disk technologies.
- Identify removable media technologies.
- Describe modular storage arrays and disk enclosures.
- Examine storage network connectors and cabling.
- Describe storage architectures.
- Describe Ethernet network technologies.
- Describe an FC SAN.
- Describe storage management.
- Describe storage network implementation.
- Identify storage virtualization concepts, technologies, and techniques.
- Examine storage network management.
- Evaluate storage performance.
- Describe storage network security.
- Course Introduction
- Storage Basics
- Storage Hardware Components
- Disk Technologies
- SSD and Optical Disks
- Removeable Media
- Disk Arrays and Enclosures
- Connectors and Cabling
- SAN, NAS, and DAS Architectures
- Fibrechannel SANs
- SCSI and iSCSI Technologies
- Converged Networks and Cloud Storage
- Storage Management and Provisioning
- Storage Network Implementation
- Storage Virtualization
- Data Protection
- Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
- Evaluating Storage Performance
- Storage Security
None, however delegates should have basic knowledge of computer systems, operating systems, and networking such as that provided by CompTIA® Server+®, A+®, Network+® certification or equivalent.