S10-101: SNIA Storage Network Foundations (Course

Course Summary

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, and as it becomes available, the CompTIA Storage+ Exam.

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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.

Alternative Course

S10-108 HyperTestPrep™ for SNIA Storage Network Foundations S10-101 Exams (1 day)

Expected Outcome

Pass SNIA S10-101 Exam and/or CompTIA Storage+ Exam. Have strong practical and verbal understanding of storage and storage networking concepts. 

Duration

3 or 4 full days (Instructor Led), 31.5 hours + practice exercises, quizzes and exams (Online eLearning) Note: Practice questions in the course are aligned to the certification exam objectives.

Delivery Modes

Pricing (Localized per region, market and partner. Taxes may apply. Subject to change without notice. Offered price may be subject to residency status.)

Instructor Led - See "Register" for session specific pricing

 

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.

 

Discount(s)

Instructor Led for AU - 5% advance, prepaid registration discount, 21 calendar days before session start date.

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:

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.

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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 an architecture and as a 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

Fibre Channel 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 simple design response to a remote replication requirement for a distance extended SAN, demonstrating understanding of key concepts, costs, risks and implementation methods.

IP Storage Networking - Describe general concepts of IP Storage Networking including differentiating between protocols. Identify advantages and disadvantages of using the technology. Describe iSCSI implementation concepts. Compare and contrast iSCSI with Fibre Channel and NAS technologies. 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 the 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 SNIA 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 component s 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.

 

Examinations

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.

CompTIA examinations leading to CompTIA Storage Plus, powered by SNIA are held on all continents. Expected availability for this exam is late 2011. Possession of this certificate is an alternative 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.

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Australia (see also New Zealand)

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S10-101  007076 ILT Closed, Ask MON Melbourne Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Perth Closed
S10-101  006824 ILT Closed, Ask TUE Sydney Closed

Brazil

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Belo Horizonte Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Brasilia Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Porto Alegre Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Rio de Janeiro Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON São Paulo Closed

Canada

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Calgary, AB Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Edmonton, AB Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Montréal, QB Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Ottawa, ON Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Regina, SK Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Toronto, ON Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Vancouver, BC Closed

China

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Beijing Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Shanghai Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Hong Kong Closed

Costa Rica

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON San José Closed

India (please check back often, as new batches form quickly)

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask FRI Bangalore Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Chennai Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Delhi Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Hyderabad Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Kolkata Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Mumbai (Bombay) Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Pune Closed

Israel

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON B'nei-Brak Closed

Malaysia (see also Singapore; course locations alternate between Singapore and Malaysia quarterly)

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Cyberjaya Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Kuala Lumpur Closed

Mexico

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Mexico City Closed

New Zealand (see also Australia)

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Auckland Closed

Singapore (see also Malaysia; course locations alternate between Singapore and Malaysia quarterly)

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Singapore Closed

United Kingdom (In UK the course is 4 days)

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Shifnal, Shropshire Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON London Closed

United States  (updates appear on Tuesday morning)

In the states we limited our posted Closedule because most of the time, people ask for a course and then we work out an acceptable date and location between them. We are very flexible. Just send an email to: training.us@knowledgetransfer.net.

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Austin, TX Closed
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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask TUE Chicago, IL Closed
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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Nashville, TN Private
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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Princeton, NJ Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON San Jose, CA Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Seattle, WA Closed
S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask MON Tampa, FL Closed
S10-101  0000000 ILT Closed, Ask TUE Washington, DC Closed

Venezuela (coming soon)

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S10-101  000000 ILT Closed, Ask - Caracas Closed

 

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