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Storage area network training courses

Here you'll find classes that focus on storage area network training, including courses on Fibre Channel, iSCSI, network-attached storage (NAS), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), storage switches and routers, IP networking for storage and enterprise SAN networking. These storage networking training courses cover a range of topics, offering participants real-world skills.

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Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) training: In this three-day storage area network training course, participants will get a high-level overview of FCoE, learn about Fibre Channel as a protocol as well as a physical interface, and look at Ethernet as a physical interface and find out how it can support FCoE. The class will cover FCoE deployment scenarios, initialisation protocols, access control, priority and bandwidth management and architecture models. Participants will also learn about configuration possibilities for FCoE, discuss data center network convergence and get a look at real-world examples of FCoE use.
Provider: Solution Technology. Dates: Contact Solution Technology Location: Reading. Find more information on this FCoE class.

Storage Networking Foundations Certification: This class trains students on the fundamentals of storage networking, including storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) implementations. Over two days, participants will learn how to manage common SAN challenges and understand the design and performance aspects of a SAN. They'll also gain knowledge of Fibre Channel concepts as well as IP storage, virtualisation and backup and recovery information. The class also offers a comprehensive overview and preparation for SNIA certification.
Provider: Solution Technology. Dates: Contact Solution Technology Location: Reading. Find more information on this storage networking class.

Storage Networking Management & Admin Certification: This course provides an in-depth review of the material laid out by the SNIA Storage Networking Management/Administration Exam. In the class, participants will get storage area network training, including information on planning SAN growth, how to assess and monitor SAN environments, use zoning, define LUN mapping, planning backup and recovery and understand fabric security.
Provider: Solution Technology. Dates: Contact Solution Technology Location: Reading. Find more information on this storage networking class.

Comprehensive Introduction to Fibre Channel: This detailed three-day training class offers the entire range of information needed to understand the Fibre Channel (FC) storage protocol. This Fibre Channel introduction course covers topics including data link control, transport protocol, Fibre Channel services, protocol mappings and topology overview, offers a piece of the entire view of FC and its place in the data storage world. Real-life scenarios round out this course.
Provider: Solution Technology. Dates: Contact Solution Technology Location: Reading. Find more information on this Fibre Channel storage course.

Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 Configuration and Management: This complete five-day programme covers all aspects of the Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 8600. Participants will come away with an understanding of the switch's features, best methods for enterprise configuration, and how to maintain its operation. Hands-on labs let students create an enterprise network with Layer 1, Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity. The course also offers help with traffic monitoring and avoiding common configuration issues.
Provider: Hemsley Fraser. Dates: Contact Hemsley Fraser or 0845 071 2801. Location: London. Find more information on this Ethernet switch class.

Cisco Switching and Routing: This roster of courses covers all aspects of Cisco switching and routing. Classes include a two-part Interconnecting Network Devices course, Implementing Cisco IP Routing, Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks and Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures. For all training courses, vendor-certified instructors lead students with workshops and lectures. Provider: ComputerLinks. Dates: Contact 0870 443 9099. Location: London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Reading. Find more information on this Cisco switching and routing class.

Switches and Routers: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction: This training course offers storage professionals an introduction to switching and routing, using both written and hands-on learning tools. Participants will learn how to use switches and routers in IP networks. Workshop activities include setting up a new switch, building a switched LAN, implementing an IP address design and network testing.
Provider: Learning Tree. Dates: 5-8 October 2010; 1-4 February 2011, 31 May-3 June 2011. Location: London. Find more information on this switches and routers class.

Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions: This storage area network training course offers students a look at how to best use the Cisco MDS 9000 platform in a SAN environment. Over five days, the class will present information on installing switch hardware, implementing the SAN topology required, using traffic management features and FCIP, and using MDS 9000 diagnostic tools.
Provider: QA. Dates: 4 October 2010. Location: London. Find more information on this Cisco storage networking course.

Implementing Cisco Advanced Storage Networking Solutions: This storage area network training course shows students how to use advanced features and technologies of the Cisco MDS 9000 for enterprise SAN environments. It includes troubleshooting instruction, as well as information on building enterprise SAN fabrics, implementing management and security features and incorporating iSCSI storage.
Provider: QA. Dates: 1 November 2010. Location: London. Find more information on this Cisco storage networking course.

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This was first published in August 2010

 

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