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CIT EMC Academic Alliance Information Storage Management v2

Course Overview

The EMC Information Storage and Management (ISM) is a specialist course designed to bridge the knowledge gap in understanding varied components of information storage infrastructure in traditional and virtual environments. This course will provide the student with an excellent understanding of storage technology, which has become an integral part of infrastructure services in Cloud Data Centres. The course will build a strong understanding of underlying storage technologies for the student and enable the learning of more advanced terminology and technologies.

As part of the course the student will learn about storage architectures along with the features, and benefits of intelligent storage systems; storage networking technologies such as FC-SAN, IP-SAN, NAS, object-based and unified storage. Other areas that will be covered in the course include business continuity solutions such as backup and replication; information security and management, and the emerging field of cloud computing. This unique, open course focuses on concepts and principles further illustrated and reinforced with EMC product examples.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered online over an academic semester (12 weeks) using the Adobe Connect (Virtual Classroom) software to provide streamed live delivery of lectures and the VMware vCloud (Virtual Lab Environment). The course communication between the learner and lecturer is supported through the Blackboard Learning Management System.

Course Duration

This course as mentioned is delivered over 12 weeks and is normally delivered twice a year at the beginning of each academic Semester. However there is flexibility to deliver the course at other times based on demand. The course is broken down into the following 60% lecture, 40% hands-on labs using a Virtual Lab Environment and EMC VNXe simulation software. This will give the student the necessary experience with the EMC SAN Unisphere navigation software system.

Target Audience

The typical target audience for this course would come from the following roles within the IT industry. However applicants from other areas are welcome to apply.

  • System Administrators
  • Systems Engineers
  • SAN Administrators
  • Cloud Architects
  • Cloud Administrators
  • Database Administrators
  • Technical Support Engineers
  • Network Architects

Course Outline

Section I – Storage Systems

  • Introduction to information storage and management
  • Storage System Environment
  • Data Protection: RAID
  • Intelligent Storage System

Section II – Storage Networking Technologies and Virtualization

  • Direct-Attached Storage and Introduction to SCSI
  • Storage Area Networks
  • Network Attached Storage
  • IP SAN
  • Content Addressed Storage
  • Storage Virtualization

Section III – Business Continuity

  • Introduction to Business Continuity
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Local Replication
  • Remote Replication

Section IV – Storage Security and Management

  • Securing the Storage Infrastructure
  • Managing the Storage Infrastructure

Course Certification

Students who complete this course will be entitled to take the following industry accredited certification exams EMC Information Storage Management Associate Exam (EMCISA) and the EMC Information Storage Management Exam (EMC ISMv2).

Cost of The Course

The cost of the EMC Information Storage Management v2 course is €2,250 which includes the provision of an exam voucher which covers 70% of the total cost of the exam. This offer is only open to students who take a course under the CIT EMC Academic Alliance.

Course Dates

The next EMC Information Storage Management 2 will be delivered – (Online) beginning February 2017.
The course is usually delivered on a Wednesday evening from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Lectures are recorded and can be streamed on an on demand basis over the duration of the course.


Pat McCarthy
Department of Computer Science
T: +353 (21) 433 6015

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