CompTIA Storage+ is a vendor-neutral certification program validating the skills required of professionals working in the IT Storage industry. CompTIA Storage+ Motorized by SNIA incorporates the global certification development and management capabilities of CompTIA with the insight and technical leadership of the SNIA providing a references that is widely recognized as the standard for validating knowledge and skills necessary in data storage management.

CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA measures skills applicable in a variety of IT industry domains, including data storage and system administration, IT architecture, pre-sales consultancy, out-sourcing, system integrationnetwork engineering and cloud services data and system management.

Audience:

A minimum of 12 months hands-on technical storage experience.

Prerequisites:

The recommended pre-requisite to join ComPTIA Storage+ have prior knowledge of Computer Hardware, Networking and basic understanding of storage concepts.

Duration of the course: Part Time : 2 Months (2 hrs/day)
Full Time : 1 Month ( 4 hrs/day)

Course outline:

Basic Concepts:

  • Networks vs. Storage.
  • Capacity.
  • Network Links.
  • Storage.
  • Servers.
  • Network Devices.
  • DAS, NAS, SAN, FAN & Hybrids.
  • External vs. Internal SANs.
  • Blocks, Files & Objects Overview.
  • Storage.

Storage Concepts:

  • Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
  • Solid State Drive (SSD).
  • Tape.
  • JBOD.
  • Storage Arrays.
  • LUN Presentation.
  • LUN Aggregation.
  • Dynamic LUN Expansion.
  • Thick & This Provisioning.
  • Persistent Binding.
  • RAID levels.
  • Combined RAID Levels.
  • MAID.

Storage Technologies:

  • SCSI Storage Overview.
  • P-SCSI.
  • SAS.
  • SATA.
  • Networks.

Fiber Channel Technologies:

  • FC Overview.
  • FC Topologies.
  • FC Names & Addresses.
  • FC Names & Addresses NPIV.
  • FC Architecture.
  • FC Architecture Overview.
  • FC-0.
  • FC-1.
  • FC-2.
  • FC-Services.
  • FC-3.
  • FC-4 SCSI & IP.

Fibre Channel Components:

  • HBAs and CNAs.
  • FC Hubs & Loop Switches.
  • FC Bridges, Routers & Gateways.
  • FC Fabric Switches.
  • Switches.
  • Switch Fabric Design.
  • Switch Fabric Pathing.
  • Switch Fabric Zoning & LUN Masking.
  • Switch Fabric Router.
  • Switch Virtual Fabrics.
  • FC Animations.

IP Storage & i SCSI Technologies:

  • Storage Networking & IP.
  • IP over FC (IPFC).
  • Internet Fibre Channel Protocol (iFCP).
  • Metropolitan Fibre Channel Protocol (mFCP).
  • Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP).
  • Internet SCSI Protocol (iSCSI).
  • Data Center Networks - Converged Enhanced Ethernet and Data Center Bridging (CEE & DCB).
  • Data Center Networks - Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

Networking Concepts:

  • Introduction to Networking.
  • What is a layered stack?.
  • Data Structures.
  • Physical Transport Networks.
  • Simplex and Duplex.
  • Network Models.
  • Circuit & Packet Switch.
  • Bus, Loop & Expanse.
  • Connection-Oriented vs. Connectionless.
  • Bit Rate, Bandwidth, Latency and Throughput.
  • Ports and PHYs.
  • Names & Addresses.
  • Flow Control.
  • Segmentation & Offload.

System Interface Technologies:

  • PCIe.
  • InfiniBand.

Storage Network Performance:

  • Performance Prelude.
  • Flow Control.
  • FC Arbitrated Loop.
  • FC Fabric.
  • Fragmentation.
  • Tools.

Troubleshooting:

  • Storage Networking Troubleshooting.
  • Storage Networking Environmental.
  • Storage Networking Troubleshooting Tools.
  • Applications.

Data Protection:

  • Backup & Recovery Overview.
  • Technologies Overview.
  • Methods & Levels.
  • Snapshots & Replication.
  • Networking.
  • Virtual Tape Library (VTL).
  • Continuous Data Protection (CDP).
  • Data DeDuplication.