Information Storage and Management v3

Information Storage and Management v3 Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

In this course, you will learn about the various storage infrastructure components in data center environments. You will leave this course knowing how to make informed decisions on storage-related technologies in an increasingly complex IT environment. You will learn about storage technologies, architectures, features, and benefits of intelligent storage systems including block-based, file-based, object-based, and unified storage; software-defined storage.

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Intended Audience for this Information Storage and Management v3 Course

  • » Experienced IT professionals, who may not have had exposure to all of the segments of modern storage infrastructure
  • » Experienced IT professionals managing storage infrastructure and services
  • » Students and professionals who are looking to pursue a career in the storage industry
  • » Organization-wide IT teams directly or indirectly responsible for planning, designing, deploying, managing, or leveraging information infrastructure
  • » Individuals who are seeking EMC Proven Professional Information Storage Associate (EMCISA) certification

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Course Prerequisites for Information Storage and Management v3

  • » A basic understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, networking, and databases
  • » Individuals with experience in specific segments of storage infrastructure would also be able to assimilate the course material

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Information Storage and Management v3 Course Objectives

  • » Data center infrastructure and its elements
  • » Third platform technologies--cloud, big data, social, and mobile
  • » Various types of intelligent storage systems and their deployment
  • » Software-defined storage
  • » Various storage networking technologies and their deployment
  • » Business continuity and archiving solutions
  • » Various security threats and controls in a storage infrastructure
  • » Key processes for managing a storage infrastructure

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Information Storage and Management v3 Course Outline

      1. Introduction to Information Storage
        1. Digital data and its types
        2. Information storage
        3. Key characteristics of data center
        4. Evolution of computing platforms
      2. Third Platform Technologies
        1. Cloud computing and its essential characteristics
        2. Cloud services and cloud deployment models
        3. Big data analytics
        4. Social networking and mobile computing
        5. Characteristics of third platform infrastructure
        6. Imperatives for third platform transformation
      3. Data Center Environment
        1. Building blocks of a data center
        2. Compute systems and compute virtualization
        3. Software-defined data center
      4. Intelligent Storage Systems
        1. Components of an intelligent storage system
        2. Components, addressing, and performance of hard disk drives and solid state drives
        3. RAID
        4. Types of intelligent storage systems
        5. Scale-up and scale-out storage architecture
      5. Block-Based Storage System
        1. Components of block-based storage system
        2. Storage provisioning and storage tiering
      6. File-Based Storage System
        1. Components and architecture of NAS
        2. NAS file sharing methods
        3. File-level virtualization and tiering
      7. Object-Based and Unified Storage
        1. Components of object-based storage device (OSD)
        2. Key features of OSD
        3. Storage and retrieval process in OSD system
        4. Unified storage architecture
      8. Software-Defined Storage
        1. Attributes of software-defined storage
        2. Architecture of software-defined storage
        3. Functions of the control plane
        4. Software-defined storage extensibility
      9. Fibre Channel SAN
        1. Software-defined networking
        2. FC SAN components and architecture
        3. FC SAN topologies, link aggregation, and zoning
        4. Virtualization in FC SAN environment
      10. Internet Protocol SAN
        1. iSCSI protocol, network components, and connectivity
        2. Link aggregation, switch aggregation, and VLAN
        3. FCIP protocol, connectivity, and configuration
      11. Fibre Channel over Ethernet SAN
        1. Components of FCoE SAN
        2. FCoE SAN connectivity
        3. Converged Enhanced Ethernet
        4. FCoE architecture
      12. Introduction to Business Continuity
        1. Impact of information unavailability
        2. Business continuity planning lifecycle
        3. Eliminating single points of failure
        4. Application resiliency
      13. Backup and Archive
        1. Backup architecture
        2. Backup targets and methods
        3. Data deduplication
        4. Cloud-based and mobile device backup
        5. Data archive
      14. Replication
        1. Uses of replication and its characteristics
        2. Compute-based, storage-based, and network-based replication
        3. Data migration
        4. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
      15. Securing the Storage Infrastructure
        1. Information security goals
        2. Storage security domains
        3. Threats to a storage infrastructure
        4. Security controls to protect a storage infrastructure
        5. Governance, risk, and compliance
      16. Managing the Storage Infrastructure
        1. Storage infrastructure management functions
        2. Storage infrastructure management processes

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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