Today’s data center and cloud environments have converged infrastructures and management tools, and with the advent of virtualization technologies like VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, external SAN and NAS storage is becoming a standard. It’s no longer possible to get by as an IT professional by knowing only servers, networking or storage, you need an understanding of all three for your career to thrive.
This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand SAN and NAS storage. You’ll learn the theory of the CIFS (SMB), NFS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE protocols, and see how to configure the storage system and connect from the client with hands-on lab demonstrations.
The lessons are vendor agnostic so they’re suitable no matter who the manufacturer of your storage system is. I’ve used NetApp as the storage system in the live demos but the information is relevant to all vendors.
A verifiable course certificate stating you have completed this training will be provided at the end of the course. This will prove to potential future employers that you have the basic storage knowledge necessary to be an effective member of their IT team, and the motivation to complete further training and be a real asset to their company.
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What will you be able to do after taking this course?
You can take the ‘Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage’ course from home or anywhere in the world.
Hi, I’m Neil Anderson. My main focus since 2007 has been development and delivery of technical training for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems engineering roles. I love sharing my knowledge and can’t wait to help you take your career to the next level.
Some of the companies who’ve chosen me to train their engineers:
What is Centralised Storage?
The Benefits of SAN and NAS Storage
Storage Media Types
Comparing SAN and NAS Storage
SMB and CIFS: Overview and Configuration
NFS: Overview and Configuration
Fibre Channel Part 1 - FCP and WWPN Addressing
Fibre Channel Part 2 - Security: Zoning and LUN Masking
Fibre Channel Part 3 - The Fabric Login
Fibre Channel Part 4 - Redundancy and Multipathing
Fibre Channel and FCoE Configuration
Object Storage Overview
Converged and Hyper Converged Infrastructure HCI Overview
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It's self-paced training -- you can watch the videos and do the lab exercises whenever and wherever is best for you.
The course is an hour long, students typically complete it in one sitting.
Your enrollment never expires. You have permanent and unlimited access across all devices you own.
Yes, you can install the Teachable app on your tablet or mobile (or using an emulator on your PC) to download the videos and quizzes and watch them offline. All of the study notes and lab exercise guides are provided as downloadable PDFs.
Yes, you will receive a verifiable course certificate upon course completion.
Yes, I'm always happy to help with any questions about the course content. You can email me at
I'd love to be able to provide consultancy for individual production environments but I'm unable to take on new clients right now sorry.
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