Storage+ CompTIA Training Certification Course Powered by SNIA


Storage is not going away!  Join this exciting hands on course and start the journey to achieving the CompTIA Storage+ certification.  We use only CompTIA Approved Quality Curriculum (CAQC).  This class is intended to prepare students for the CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA Exam SGO-001.

In this class you will build fundamental skills and capabilities in storage networking including:

  • Storage Fundamentals
  • Virtualization
  • SAN Architecture & Management

Tuition includes all manuals, exercises books, practice exams, and the VUE exam voucher.

What you will learn

As you prepare for the CompTIA Storage+ exam you will build an extraordinary skill-set including:

  • Core fundamentals of Storage/Networking
  • Understand the physical design and operation of modern LAN/WAN architectures
  • Explore real world disk drive and other media technologies
  • Experience first hand how modular storage arrays, network connectors, and cabling are deployed in Storage architectures
  • Gain practical experience with Fibre Channel (FC) and Ethernet iSCSI SAN design
  • Build and test Storage Virtualization solutions
  • Learn how to manage, secure, test, and troubleshoot Storage networks.

Who Needs to Attend

People interested in pursuing the CompTIA Storage+ certification and anyone interested in the topic of IT storage / SAN will benefit from this class.  

This course is taught at our public locations, onsite, and in our Live Virtual classroom format.


Attendees require solid networking LAN/WAN skills prior to the start of class.  This can be accomplished by obtaining the CompTIA Network+ certification, or completing of the TrainingCity course, "TCP/IP Training Hands On Course with Ethernet" or "Fundamentals of Telecommunications + LAN & WAN Networking Training".

Detailed Course Outline

Module One: Storage & Networking Core Concepts

  • Understanding the nature of storage, it's a bit more complicated than first meets the eye!
  • The importance of the Network: Core LAN / WAN fundamentals
  • Overview of LAN equipment
  • Data transmission & delivery in Networks 

Module Two: Networking Hardware for Storage

  • Understand network hardware
  • Explore HBA/NIC/PCI technology

Module Three: Understanding Disk Technologies

  • Fundamentals of Disk design and operation
  • SATA
  • SAS
  • Fibre Channel
  • RAID

Module Four: Working with Removable Media

  • Rock & Roll (and Tapewink) Never Dies! Tape Technologies in Storage
  • Optical Disk
  • SSD

Module Five: Working with Modular Storage & Disk Enclosures

  • Describe Modular Storage Array Technologies 
  • Describe Disk Enclosures

Module Six: Storage Network Connectors and Cabling

  • Describe Copper Cable Connectivity 
  • Describe Fiber Cable Connectivity

Module Seven: Describing Storage Architectures

  • Describe the DAS Architecture 
  • Describe the NAS Architecture 
  • Describe the SAN Architecture 
  • Describe Content Addressable Storage Technologies

Module Eight: Ethernet Network Technologies

  • Describe Ethernet Networks 
  • Multipath over Ethernet Networks 
  • Protocols on Ethernet Networks

Module Nine: FC SAN Overview

  • Describe the FC SAN Architecture 
  • Describe Zones 
  • Describe Fabric Services and Extension Technologies 
  • Describe Converged Storage Network Technologies 
  • Describe Multipathing Issues

Module 10: Storage Management

  • Execute Storage Provisioning 
  • Describe Volume Management 
  • Monitor Storage Networks 
  • Describe Storage De-duplication and Compression 
  • Describe Management Protocols and Interfaces 
  • Examine ILM

Module 11: Describing Storage Network Implementation

  • Identify Implementation Parameters of SAS/SATA 
  • Describe Storage Networks That Use Switch Technology 
  • Describe Storage Networks That Use HBA Technology 
  • Describe Storage Layouts 
  • Examine Storage Network Implementation Environmental Concerns 
  • Examine Implementation and Maintenance Factors of Storage Equipment

Module 12: Storage Virtualization

  • Storage Virtualization 
  • Storage Virtualization Implementation 
  • Describe the SNIA Shared Storage Model

Module 13: Storage Network Management

  • Describe Storage Network Management 
  • Describe SAN Management 
  • Troubleshoot Common Network Problems 
  • Troubleshoot Common FC Problems

Module 14: Evaluating Storage Performance

  • Identify Storage Latency and Throughput 
  • Examine Tuning and Workload Balance 
  • Evaluate Storage Device Bandwidth 
  • Evaluate Network Device Bandwidth 
  • Evaluate Storage and Host Tools

Module 15: Securing Storage Networks

  • Describe Storage Security 
  • Manage Storage Redundancy 
  • Examine Backup and Recovery Technologies 
  • Describe Business Continuity

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