Virtualization & Storage Administration

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Overview

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere™, which consists of ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server. The course is based on ESX/ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0. Completion of this course satisfies as a prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam.

Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several more-advanced vSphere courses. Approved for Veterans

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in VMware vSphere 5 and be able to:

  • Install and configure ESX or ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage ESX/ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
  • Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply ESX/ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Course Descriptions

Course Cr Hours Credits Course Name
CIS148 48 3 Cloud Computing Concepts
CIS257 48 3 Virtualization Introduction
CIS355 48 3 Virtualization Administration
CIS222 48 3 Storage Area Networks & Data Recovery

CIS 148 Cloud Computing Concepts 3 credits

This course is divided into two parts: the first part discusses cloud computing architecture and the second part introduces cloud computing security concepts. First, students will be introduced to cloud computing and review a wide variety of currently available solutions. Students will become familiar with: why industry uses cloud computing, cloud characteristics, cloud models and deployment methods. The student will gain a solid understanding of hardware, storage, thin clients and virtualization in the cloud computing platform. The second part of this course will discuss the cloud security fundamentals and virtualization security management.

CIS 257 Virtualization Introduction 3 credits

This course provides students with a background in virtualization technology needed to advance in today’s technology workplace. Presentations focus on using virtualization software in networked server environments and include building virtual networks, implementing high-availability clusters, enhancing performance and security, and using Virtual Machine Manager to centralize management of multiple virtual servers. Many hands-on activities are included, which allow the student to work with virtual computing concepts, using real-world situations to build the skills necessary for a successful understanding of virtualization.

CIS 355 Virtualization Administration 3 credits

This course emphasizes standard approaches to manage virtualization environments and the different types of advanced virtualization solutions available to maintain a company’s datacenter. Students will become familiar with why industry uses virtualization, comparing leading industry virtualization solutions currently in use today, how virtualization relates to server, desktop, and application environments and how to install and configure the different types of virtualization scenarios based on a company’s datacenter needs.

CIS 222 Storage Area Networks & Data Recovery 3 credits

This course provides students with a background in storage management needed to advance in today’s technology workplace. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to information storage that will enable one to make informed decisions in an ever growing complexity of the IT industry. The course includes an overview of storage technology with lectures dedicated to the latest storage products: FC-SAN, NAS, IP-SAN, iSCSI as well as the methodology for long-term archiving solutions, the critical need of information security and the ever growing field of storage technologies. Many hands-on activities are included, which allow the student to work with storage computing concepts, using real-world situations to build the skills necessary for a successful understanding of information storage management.

EMC Proven Professional Information Storage and Management – E20-001 Exam

EMC’s Information Storage and Management course educates students on the concepts and principles of information management and storage technologies and offers a fundamental learning of the technologies that are critical to IT professionals. Upon completion of the Information Storage and Management course, students will have an opportunity to achieve their first EMC ProvenTM Professional certification. As a Proven Professional, students can demonstrate their proficiency to potential employers, and also progress to more advanced storage education courses—all designed to help fill the current shortage of skilled workers in the IT industry.

“According to an IDC study, by 2011, the digital universe will be 10 times the size it was in 2006. Managing this deluge of data is quickly becoming an enormous challenge for IT organizations worldwide, and our research shows that the number of available employees with the necessary skills and training to address this challenge are in short supply,” said Tom Clancy, Vice President, EMC Global Services Education Services. “By participating in EMC’s EAA program and offering its students the Information Storage and Management curriculum, ECPI University is giving its students skills and training that will provide a substantial advantage for their future careers.”

As part of the EMC Academic Alliance Program, ECPI University joins the more than 350 universities and colleges across 20 countries incorporating EMC’s Information Storage and Management curriculum into their technology and computer science programs, helping to develop the next generation of IT professionals.