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More Information About EMC and NetApp Storage Certification

Learn more about your path to a storage certification at North Lake College, including advanced courses and prerequisites.

Want to talk to us about this program? Contact:

Central Campus, T135

Skills Obtained

  • Evaluate storage architectures, including storage subsystems 

  • Define backup, recovery, disaster recovery, business continuity and replication

  • Examine emerging technologies including IP-SAN

  • Understand logical and physical components of a storage infrastructure Monitor

  • IP SAN and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

  • Fiber Channel Storage Area Network (FC SAN)

  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)

  • Object based and Unified Storage

  • Local Replication

  • Remote Replication

  • Securing the Information Infrastructure

Students must have a complete understanding of Microsoft Windows Server or Unix, Linux Operating Systems. Students should have a good understanding of data networking technologies.

Advanced EMC and NetApp Storage Course

North Lake will be the only college to offer a combined EMC and NetApp Advanced Course. Students must complete the Intro to the EMC and NetApp Course before registering for this course. Students will work on labs supporting both EMC VNX Array and NetApp Data ONTAP 7/8 Mode Operating System. 


This course will focus on implementing three platforms on EMC and NetApp Storage Arrays. The three platforms will be Microsoft Exchange Email, Microsoft/Oracle Database, and VMware ESXi virtual machines. Students will have the opportunity to review key datacenter implementation and perform proof-of-concept leverage their lab environment. Students will leverage industry best practices to support their design in supporting Microsoft Exchange Email, Microsoft SQL/Oracle Databases and VMware ESXi. 

EMC/NetApp Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS)

Students will take the knowledge learned from the VMware 5.x and EMC/NetApp Introduction to Storage Courses and start their transitioning into Cloud Services. The Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) course educates students about cloud deployment and service models, cloud infrastructure, and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. For all definitions of cloud computing, the course has resorted to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology as a guide. The course covers technologies required to build classic (traditional), virtualized, and cloud data center environments. These technologies include compute, storage, networking, desktop and application virtualization. Additional areas of focus are backup/recovery, business continuity, security, and management. Students will learn about the key considerations and steps involved in transitioning from the current state of a data center to a cloud computing environment. Upon completing this course, students will have the knowledge to make informed decisions about migrating to cloud infrastructure and choosing the best deployment model for an organization.

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