Storage Networking Design and Management is the first of the two courses in the Storage Technologist track (EMCST) at the specialist level.
The course teaches a process oriented approach in designing, deploying and managing Storage Networking solutions. This course builds on the technology concepts and principles learned in ISM (prerequisite) and challenges participants to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. Lectures and work-shop style case studies provide a thorough exposure to Storage Networking requirements analysis, business value justification, and design considerations for technology and performance in the implementation and management of Storage Networking solutions.
To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a basic understanding of the Storage technology. The student must have an understanding of computers, operating systems, networking and databases. Ideally the student must possess Information Storage and Management certification.
A list of specific prerequisite courses can be found in EMC Education Services Learning Management System.
These modules are designed to support the course objectives. The following modules are included in this course:
1. Requirements Analysis and Business Value Justification
- Application classes and its characteristics
- Developing business value justifications with TCO/ROI models
- Developing requirement specifications with quantitative metrics that defines the Service level target
2: Technology Design Considerations
- SAN and NAS topology, connectivity, security, configuration, and performance
- Storage Networking design with hybrid (IP-SAN) technologies
- Case studies detailing technology design considerations
3: Performance Stack Design Considerations
- Design elements in the Application, Host and the Storage layer of the Performance Stack
- Data gathering and profiling requirements at each layer of the Performance Stack for optimal design
- Case study – Developing a Storage Networking design for a Email-exchange environment
- Developing design workbook and service implementation guide for Storage Networking deployment
- Implementation gap analysis and developing work break down structures and risk mitigation plans
- Testing, verification and validation
- Maturity model for Storage Management
- Storage Management Operations – Process, Policies, Resources and Tools
Labs reinforce the information you have been taught. The labs for this course include:
- Case studies and group discussions
Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Explain Application classes and their demands for storage; describe cost elements of a Storage Networking environment, and create business value justification for its implementation.
- Demonstrate a detailed technical knowledge of SAN, NAS, and other hybrid technologies.
- Design an appropriate Storage Networking solution with the understanding of business requirements, application service level targets and the inter-dependence of technology infrastructure.
- Develop implementation and risk mitigation plans based on the storage design
- Implement Storage Networking administration and management procedures based on service goals.
This course is intended for:
- Individuals who have a foundation knowledge of storage technologies, working in any storage environment, including storage managers and administrators, database and network administrators, and project managers.
- IT professionals who want to build their career in the storage industry.
- Individuals who are seeking for EMC Proven Storage Technologist Specialist level certification.
- Assessments validate that you have learned the knowledge or skills presented during a learning experience. This course includes a practice test and has an associated Storage Technology Specialist exam.