S10-300: SNIA Storage Technical Assessment, Planning and Design (Course)
                  for Storage Professionals and IT Architects 

Course Summary

This course highlights the process of storage assessment, planning, and design in vendor neutral terms. It covers the discipline of assessment and the art of matching business requirements to storage capabilities. Using a rational format, it discusses the underlying science of calculating capacity and art of performance modeling. It then integrates requirements, capabilities, and science facilitating real solutions. The setting is practical and applied with the goal of helping students do their tasks and provide leadership within the storage team to create business value.

 

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Overview

The Storage Architect is an emerging role possessing the incredible opportunity to do today’s work with a vision of tomorrow. Storage Architects transform the environment, unlock data assets and establish the policy of information care. They account for business purpose and criticality in their designs while preparing to introduce new technologies. Understanding business value gives them the opportunity to: set technical direction; demonstrate technical leadership; and increase breadth of business knowledge.

The Storage Architect as a professional practitioner engages with clients to understand and determine information value.  They discover requirements, assess current states, and then design and plan infrastructure. Annually, they design for 90% new storage and plan to migrate 38% of their client data. Quarterly, they produce capacity plans covering 442% (3 year) increases from current infrastructure.

Storage Architects draw from their experience to standardize processes, establish administrative tasks, monitor thresholds, and set data collection policies, recovery tasks, security levels, and troubleshooting steps. Daily, working with others, they determine requirements and develop solutions. They stay 18 months ahead technically by pragmatic analysis of treacherous product roadmaps. Most provide day-to-day troubleshooting and problem analysis, managing vendor escalations when they cannot solve the problem. At this level, the architect is the storage expert.

How our course is different from other courses you might consider?

We teach the special skill sets that bridge the “gap.” The architect is a very special role, it requires more than just technical skill sufficient to pass an exam; it requires a consummate professional who can connect business requirements to storage capabilities. As a result, our students tell us that it cut their design time in half, i.e., 50% greater efficiency, made their storage deployments more effective, and for those in sales, it yielded 20% higher sales. This is not a result of better selling - this is not a sales course, it is about meeting needs with technical solutions. Isn't that you want, to have others accept your design?

Have you ever considered that the difference in price between the highest and lowest priced enterprise storage arrays is a factor of 10? At the same time, the components are 3.3% of the high-end price (minimized configuration). Measured on price or storage quantity alone, one cannot be sure that it will meet your requirements, and this includes the highest priced storage. At the same time, there are many configurations that can meet requirements, at various price points. Can you write a proof that scales over time? That is one of many ways that this course is different.

This is a difficult course. It is based on lecture and case study. The lecture component features both business strategy and storage science. The science has applied calculations that you will find nowhere else except under NDA; they will help you defend your design. Design must meet business need and be consistent with strategy, otherwise, no matter how good the science, the design will be for naught - a movie produced but never seen. The case studies are taken from our consulting practice - a journey from small decisions to global infrastructure design. Some people say that their head hurts, because it is too much like work - well, we are unapologetic.

It would be difficult, even for the largest storage vendors to replicate this experience. It represents lifetimes of experience. Uses real data from real systems. The instructors are active consultants who use the methodology daily. This course is not about an industry or us; it is about taking you to the next level. Take our competitors’ courses if you want to spend less money and just pass the exam; take ours if you want to pass the real exam, to be a consummate storage professional, the architect.

Alternative Course

There are no alternative learning and preparation paths, e.g. HyperTestPrep™,  at this time. This course derives value from the combination of deep technical content and interaction with others to solve problems.

Expected Outcome

Pass the S10-300 Exams. Have strong verbal and practical understanding of storage. Be able to assess, plan and design across all storage disciplines and products. Balance technical and business skill in the process. 

Duration

5 full days

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 S10-300 course represents a tremendous body of work. Many books and standards documents were used in it's creation. It is technically deep. Yet it is more than theory. All case studies (group) and design studios (individual) activities are taken from real consulting engagements using a variety of infrastructures. Over 3,000 storage consultants have taken this course from Knowledge Transfer. We update the course quarterly.

 

Discount(s)

Instructor Led - AU and USA 5% advance registration discount, 21 calendar days before session start date. Local discounts may apply in India from respective partners.

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Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to develop technical knowledge and skills required to effectively design storage infrastructure using current and emerging technologies. It will also help you to ask the right questions, both business and technical. The course provides a set of practical approaches required to help you lead the storage team. Delivery of objectives is in the context of application, data, and storage components. Objectives include:

Audience

Everyone responsible for the assessment, planning, and design; including those responsible for top tier technical support of new and existing storage products and services; this is typically limited to experienced development, administration, implementation, delivery, support, and management staff. Staff members required to complete the internationally recognized SNIA S10-300 Storage Assessment, Planning & Design examination will find this course essential.

 

Pre-requisites

S10-101 Storage Network Fundamentals is required and S10-201 Storage Administrator is optional. Strong IT literacy, with at least five years experience in IT and two years in Storage Operations. Advanced computer skills and knowledge in at least one operating system. Technical skill developing complex solutions is a plus. Both a non-disclosure agreement and license agreement are required.

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Course Contents

Assess - Gather current and future state requirements, documenting behaviors, conditions, and interactions on and between information systems. Identify storage capabilities needed to meet requirements, creating an idealized future-state. Gather technical data about the current storage infrastructure, using capability terms. Identify technical inconsistencies, risks, and bottlenecks.

Design - Define and explain the components and impact of integrating technology changes. Design for availability, B/R, and D/R for FC, IP, Array, NAS and management infrastructures. Demonstrate design value against access, security, volume, and growth.

Plan - Demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for coordination of all storage plans and strategies within the constraints of meeting storage requirements, technical coordination, measurement, and review of all progress and plans. Show practical knowledge of storage infrastructure capabilities and components and how to assemble and create a solution. Capabilities include media, replication, transports, and protocols. Components include disks, arrays, virtualization, network (SAN and IP), and backup and replication mechanisms.

Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution - Understand and apply an ITIL™ best practices approach in every part of this objective. Use advanced troubleshooting techniques and tools to solve storage problems; particularly where the architecture limitations exceed present and future capabilities. Plan and implement proof-of-concept and benchmark activities. Manage integration, data migration and continuity process. Create quality assurance strategy and procedures. Pursue an error free operation through development of qualitative and quantitative measurement criteria.

ITIL - Know the ITIL™ capacity planning process. Create a capacity plan for all storage related components in the infrastructure domain. Demonstrate knowledge of scalability, throughput, and bandwidth requirements, including impacts. Justify how a capacity plan aligns with application life cycle. Apply the planning process in an integrated solution approach (NAS, FC, IP, SAN, Array, B/R, D/R). Plan for storage and server consolidation.

Why take the Knowledge Transfer version of this course...

If you want to take a course just to pass the exam, please take someone else’s course. If you want to learn from case studies derived from real assessments, from terabytes to petabytes, taught by instructors who are low on ego and high on process (because they did and continue to do the job), then take our course. Our course is longer and harder and you will learn more (the body of knowledge covered was originally two weeks long and is constantly updated; every day will be a full eight to ten hours, except Friday, which will be seven and half.) Bring your problems, and we will work them. You will think differently when finished, if you do not, you are not an architect – some people are not destined to be architects.

 

Examination

Examinations leading to SNIA CERTIFIED Architect (SCA) 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.

Certificate Advantages

Schedule - Ask, if you do not see a session in your area.

Australia (see also New Zealand)

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S10-300  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 FRI Melbourne Sched
S10-300  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Perth Demand
S10-300  006845 ILT 10-Jan-11 to 14-Jan-11 MON Sydney Closed

Brazil

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S10-300  007036 ILT 14-Mar-11 to 18-Mar-11 MON São Paulo Open

Canada

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S10-300  000000 ILT 2011-Q4 MON Calgary, AB Sched
S10-300  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Edmonton, AB Sched
S10-300  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Montréal, QB Open
S10-300  007034 ILT 14-Mar-11 to 18-Mar-11 MON Ottawa, ON Open
S10-300  007265 ILT 30-May-11 to 03-Jun-11 MON Ottawa, ON Open
S10-300  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Regina, SK Open
S10-300  007266 ILT 30-May-11 to 03-Jun-11 MON Toronto, ON Open
S10-300  006889 ILT 24-Jan-11 to 28-Jan-11 MON Vancouver, BC Open

China

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S10-300  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Beijing Sched
S10-300  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Shanghai Sched
S10-300  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Hong Kong Sched

Costa Rica

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S10-300  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON San José Demand

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

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S10-300  007079 ILT 28-Mar-11 to 00-01-Apr-11 MON Bangalore Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Chennai Demand
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 2011-Q2 MON Delhi Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Hyderabad Demand
S10-300  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Kolkata Demand
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Mumbai (Bombay) Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Pune Demand

Israel

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S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON City, Co Open

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

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S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Cyberjaya Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Kuala Lumpur Open

Mexico

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S10-300  006909 ILT 31-Jan-11 to 04-Feb-11 MON Mexico City Closed

New Zealand (see also Australia)

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S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Auckland Open

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

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S10-300  000000 ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Singapore Open

United Kingdom

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S10-300  007056 ILT 21-Mar-11 to 25-Mar-11 MON Shifnal, Shropshire Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON London Demand

United States  (updates appear on Tuesday morning)

In the states we limited our posted schedule 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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S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Atlanta, GA Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Austin, TX Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Boston, MA Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Chicago, IL Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Dallas, TX Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Denver, CO Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Madison, WI Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Madison, WI Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Miami, FL Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Minneapolis, MN Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Nashville, TN Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Orlando, FL Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Princeton, NJ Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Seattle, WA Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Tampa, FL Open
S10-300  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Washington, DC Open

Venezuela (coming soon)

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S10-300  000000 ILT 2011-Q1 - Caracas Sched

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