Training

Data Dynamics, Inc. provides StorageX Administrator training programs with regularly scheduled classes for StorageX administrators, depending on the area of interest.

  • StorageX Migration Administrator:This training program introduces students to the planning, installation, and configuration of StorageX, including the implementation of StorageX operational features such as Phased and Archival Migration policies, Migration Projects, File Insight, and basic DFS Management. This class is tailored to storage administrators primarily interested in using StorageX to implement NAS migrations.
  • StorageX DFS Administrator:This training program introduces students to the planning, installation, and configuration of StorageX, including the implementation of StorageX operational features such as Phased and Archival Migration policies, Migration Projects, File Insight, and advanced DFS Management, which Includes Namespace Availability, Namespace Backup and Restore, Disaster Recovery, and Replication policy configuration. This class is tailored to Storage and System administrators who are interested in using StorageX to both migrate file data and manage their file environment with Microsoft’s Distributed File System.

Both programs consists of a series of virtual, web-based, instructor-led classes. Each session provides students with individual hands-on access to the Data Dynamics Virtual Training Lab (VTL), which allows students to practice each of the skills acquired in class in a simulated environment.

Target Audience

The StorageX Administrator training programs are designed for data and system administrators and architects who are involved in the design, deployment, and management of network attached storage and/or the management of environments using Microsoft’s Distributed File System.

Course Duration

  • The StorageX Migration Administratortraining program consists of three three-hour virtual training sessions. Each session includes both lectures and hands-on labs.
  • The StorageX DFS Administratortraining program consists of three three-hour virtual training sessions. Each session includes both lectures and hands-on labs.

Course Objectives

After completing the StorageX Migration Administrator training program, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits and features of StorageX
  • Plan for and install StorageX in an enterprise data center file storage environment
  • Describe the benefits of a DFS namespace and create and manage DFS namespaces using StorageX
  • Configure policies that facilitate file data movement and management between heterogeneous network-attached storage (NAS) devices
  • Perform basic troubleshooting, diagnostic, and maintenance tasks

After completing the StorageX DFS Administrator training program, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the benefits and features of StorageX
  • Plan and install StorageX in an enterprise data center file storage environment
  • Upgrade and convert a legacy DFS namespace
  • Create a new DFS namespace and configure supporting Namespace Backup policies to make the namespace highly available
  • Create Namespace Availability policies for DFS namespaces
  • Perform manual and scheduled backups of DFS namespaces
  • Configure Disaster Recovery policies to provide business continuity in your file environment
  • Configure policies that facilitate file data movement and management between heterogeneous network-attached storage (NAS) devices
  • Perform basic troubleshooting, diagnostic, and maintenance tasks

Prerequisites

Attendees should be familiar with the basic concepts and operations of CIFS and NFS file, folder, and share/export management. Attendees should also be familiar with Microsoft Distributed File Systems (DFS) and have a general understanding of and experience with enterprise storage software and hardware.

Requirements

Internet connection and browser, as well as a phone or VOIP headset.

2017 Course Schedule

Upcoming StorageX Administrator training program classes will be offered on the following alternating dates:

  • StorageX Migration Administrator (Note: Each course consists of three three-hour sessions held on 3 days of the same week from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern US time.):

    • Apr 4, 5, 6
    • Apr 18, 19, 20
    • May 2, 3, 4
    • May 16, 17, 18
    • Jun 13, 14, 15
    • Jun 27, 28, 29
    • Jul 11, 12, 13
    • Jul 25, 26, 27
    • Aug 1, 2, 3
    • Aug 16, 17, 18 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
    • Sep 5, 6, 7
    • Sep 19, 20, 21
    • Oct 3, 4, 5
    • Oct 17, 18, 19
    • Nov 7, 8, 9
    • Nov 28, 29, 30
    • Dec 5, 6, 7
    • Dec 19, 20, 21
  • StorageX DFS Administrator (Note: Each course consists of three three-hour sessions held on 3 days of the same week from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern US time.):

    • Apr 11, 12, 13
    • May 9, 10, 11
    • Jun 20, 21, 22
    • Jul 18, 19, 20
    • Aug 8, 9, 10
    • Sep 12, 13, 24
    • Oct 10, 11, 12
    • Nov 20, 21, 22 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
    • Dec 12, 13, 14

Course Registration

To register for an upcoming training course, please complete the following form.


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