Taking this NetApp Storage training course will give you the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to take your career to the next level with NetApp ONTAP, the 'Number One Storage Operating System in the world' as listed by IDC.
From beginner to expert level, the course gives you a deep understanding of every ONTAP 9 function and feature. You'll gain the best practice knowledge of how to implement NetApp storage in a real world environment, and the hands-on skills to configure your system.
And if you choose to prove your skills through certification, the course more than prepares you for the NetApp Certified Data Administrator NCDA exam, the most respected qualification in the storage industry.
You'll learn the complete configuration of the system in a logical manner, from initial setup to the final tweaks to ensure best performance and availability, and covering off all the NetApp features as you go.
Your learning of the technology is broken down into 5 separate parts for each feature to make it easy for you to understand and retain the knowledge:
The lab exercise guide includes full solutions using both the CLI and GUI for every ONTAP feature, giving you a complete reference library of configuration examples. It provides massive value by saving you hours of research and mistakes in the field.
"Just completed NetApp Storage training! I found the instructor Neil Anderson to be amazing. He's extremely competent, has spent time in the industry, and knows the platform very well. He colors the materials with some real world examples, which is always helpful to understand the differences between doing something in the lab and doing it in the real world.
I manage several NetApp arrays, and found myself going to the real platform to see how we've implemented the concepts presented here. Very happy I picked up this course!"
- Charles Lawton
You can take NetApp ONTAP 9 Storage Complete from home or anywhere in the world.
You have permanent lifetime access to all the course material so you can go at your own pace and do the lessons on your schedule. You can work through the entire program from start to finish, or pick and choose individual tutorials and configuration demos as and when you need them.
You get all the content (plus more) that you would from these classroom courses:
|Course||Duration||List Price (USD)|
|ONTAP Cluster Administration||3 days||$2700|
|ONTAP Data Protection Administration||2 days||$1800|
|Data ONTAP SAN Implementation||3 days||$2700|
|ONTAP NFS Administration||1 day||$900|
|ONTAP SMB Administration||1 day||$900|
|Implementing VMware vSphere on ONTAP||2 days||$1800|
|ONTAP Security and Compliance Solutions Administration||1 day||$900|
That's just under $12,000 worth of top quality training, at a fraction of the cost. On top of the amazing value, you also get these added benefits you won't find in the classroom:
"My company sent me to the one week official NetApp class but in my opinion this is better, he covers much more detail than they covered in the official class. I took this class to prepare for the NetApp certification which I just obtained on Friday."
- Glenn Reed
Is there an easy way to pay for the course?
Ask your work to cover the cost. Your workplace is used to paying over $4000 to send you on a 5 day training course and they have to cover your absence for a week. Telling your manager you can get 13 days and $12,000 worth of top quality training for a fraction of the cost and it won't even take you out of the office is a very easy conversation. They will be ecstatic to have a NetApp expert on staff.
"I am happy to say that I have passed the NetApp NCDA exam. This video course was very informative to understand how NetApp works. I practiced a lot in my lab and that led me to get a NetApp job. Without this course I would not be here so a big thank you goes to Neil. I could not have done it without this course."
- Rodney Banipal
Who is the ‘NetApp ONTAP Storage Complete’ course for?
This course is for you if you fall into any of these categories:
"I took Netapp ONTAP classroom training about a month ago and then watched the course tutorials 3 times each. The tutorials were much better than the class. I took the test last week and passed it. I don't think I could have done that without this course. Thank you so much!"
- Kyung Pastino
The previous version of the course achieved a stellar 4.8 out of 5 average rating from over 700 public reviews.
This all new ONTAP 9 course blows the previous version out of the water with more technologies covered, a written Lab Exercise Guide added, and higher HD video and audio recording quality. The previous course set the quality bar high but this one takes it to another level.
"But isn't this storage stuff difficult?"
Learning SAN and NAS storage is actually surprisingly simple (just don't tell that to the employers who are paying us the big bucks!) You just need the right material to guide you through it in a logical way. You'll find the tutorials and comprehensive hands-on practice you need in NetApp ONTAP 9 Storage Complete.
I take pride in making the topics easy to understand, whether you already have years of experience or are starting as a complete beginner. I'm with you every step of the way, and if you have a question about any of the tutorials or lab exercises just ask, I love to help.
"How will I find the time to learn?"
Because it's a digital course you can do the lessons whenever and wherever suits you. Yes you should skip some TV or Facebook to work on the course. It's definitely worth the effort - your new skills will take your career and pay check to the next level.
"I purchased the NetApp course and was amazed by how the material was so easy to understand. I had been working with NetApp and had never seen the material presented like this. I can tell Neil was meant to teach others by the way he presents the material and includes good hands on practice in the training.
Throughout my career I have taken lots of professional classes that have cost thousands of dollars a class and I prefer this class over all of those. Neil has a special gift to take difficult subject matter and make it simple for others to understand."
- Scott Nelson
Hi, I'm Neil Anderson. My main focus since 2007 has been development and delivery of technical training for large enterprise and service provider customers such as Cisco, NetApp, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems engineering roles. I love sharing my knowledge and can't wait to help you take your career to the next level.
Some of the companies who've chosen me to train their engineers:
Welcome and How to Make the Most of This Course
NetApp ONTAP Platforms
NetApp Cloud Storage Solutions
NetApp SANtricity Platforms - E and EF-Series
Element OS Platforms - SolidFire and NetApp HCI
Converged Infrastructure - FlexPod and NFLEX
The NetApp Data Fabric
NetApp Product Portfolio and the Data Fabric - Study Notes
NetApp Product Portfolio and the Data Fabric - Quiz
Legacy 7-Mode Hardware Architecture
Cluster Mode Hardware Architecture
Cluster, Management and Data Networks
ONTAP Architecture - Study Notes
ONTAP Architecture - Quiz
AFF Platform Overview and Tech Specs
FAS Platform Overview and Tech Specs
Disk Shelves and Cabling
NetApp Documentation and Hardware Universe
ONTAP Hardware Platforms - Study Notes
ONTAP Hardware Platforms - Quiz
How to Set Up the Lab Step by Step Instructions
Command Line Setup - The Cluster Setup Wizard
GUI Guided Setup
OnCommand Cloud Manager and Cloud Volumes ONTAP Setup
System Setup - Study Notes
System Setup - Quiz
ONTAP Storage Architecture
The Boot-Up Process
Admin Components and the Bootup Process - Study Notes
Admin Components and the Bootup Process - Quiz
ONTAP System Manager
ONTAP 9.6 System Manager Enhancements and REST API
The Command Line Interface
The Service Processor and BMC Baseboard Management Controller
Centralized Management Software
NetApp Management Interfaces - Study Notes
NetApp Management Interfaces - Quiz
NetApp Management Interfaces - Lab Exercises
Network Time Protocol
AutoSupport and EMS Event Management System notifications
Post Installation Tasks - Study Notes
Post Installation Tasks - Quiz
Post Installation Tasks - Lab Exercises
Disk Shelf Numbering
RAID Groups and Aggregates
Disks, Aggregates and RAID Groups Configuration - GUI
Disks, Aggregates and RAID Groups Configuration - CLI
Advanced Disk Partitioning
WAFL and the System Memory Cache
Virtual Storage Tier: FlashCache
Virtual Storage Tier: FlashPool
Virtual Storage Tier: FlashPool Configuration - CLI
Virtual Storage Tier: FlashPool Configuration - GUI
Storage Pools Configuration
Disk and VST Guidelines
Physical Resources and Caching - Study Notes
Physical Resources and Caching - Quiz
Physical Resources and Caching - Lab Exercises
Storage Virtual Machines
Storage Virtual Machines Configuration - CLI
Storage Virtual Machines Configuration - GUI
Flexible Volumes Configuration - CLI
Flexible Volumes Operations - CLI
Flexible Volumes Configuration - GUI
FlexGroups Configuration - CLI
FlexGroups Configuration - GUI
Logical Resources - Study Notes
Logical Resources - Quiz
Logical Resources - Lab Exercises
The OSI Stack
The Life of a Packet
Networking Primer for Storage - Study Notes
Networking Primer for Storage - Quiz
SAN Protocol Network Load Balancing and Redundancy
NAS Protocol Network Load Balancing
NAS Protocol Network Redundancy
Broadcast Domains and Failover Groups
Lab Network Topology
Networking Configuration Review - GUI
Networking Configuration Review - CLI
Cluster Network Verification
Management Network Configuration - GUI
Management Network Configuration - CLI
Broadcast Domain Configuration
Interface Group Configuration
Logical Interface Configuration - GUI
Logical Interface Configuration - CLI
Off-Box DNS Network Load Balancing Configuration
On-Box DNS Network Load Balancing Configuration
NetApp Networking - Study Notes
NetApp Networking Quiz
NetApp Networking - Lab Exercises
Name Services for NFS
Export Policy Examples - Anonymous User
Export Policy Examples - Superuser Access
NFS Configuration for Linux - GUI
NFS Configuration for Linux - CLI
CIFS Configuration - GUI
CIFS Configuration - CLI
Home Directory Configuration - GUI
Home Directory Configuration - CLI
Quotas Configuration - GUI
Quotas Configuration - CLI
Multiprotocol Name Mappings
NAS Protocols - Study Notes
NAS Protocols Quiz
NAS Protocols - Lab Exercises
ONTAP SAN Implementation
Multipath Tools - MPIO, DSM and Host Utilities
ALUA and SLM
iSCSI Configuration - ONTAP CLI
iSCSI Configuration - ONTAP GUI
iSCSI CHAP Authentication - ONTAP GUI
iSCSI Configuration - Windows Client
iSCSI Configuration - Linux Client
UTA2 Port Configuration
Fibre Channel and FCoE Configuration - GUI
Fibre Channel and FCoE Configuration - CLI
Fibre Channel Zoning Example
SAN Protocols - Study Notes
SAN Protocols Quiz
SAN Protocols - Lab Exercises
NAS Thin Provisioning Configuration - CLI
NAS Thin Provisioning Configuration - GUI
LUN Space Reservation and Fractional Reserve
LUN Provisioning Settings
LUN Space Reclamation
LUN Provisioning Configuration - CLI
LUN Provisioning Configuration - GUI
Deduplication, Compression and Compaction
Inline vs Postprocess Storage Efficiency
Storage Efficiency Reporting
Deduplication, Compression and Compaction Configuration - CLI
Deduplication, Compression and Compaction Configuration - GUI
Storage Efficiency - Study Notes
Storage Efficiency - Quiz
Storage Efficiency - Lab Exercises
ONTAP Performance Overview
Collecting Performance Statistics
Storage QoS Configuration
Application Aware Data Management and Balanced Placement
AADM and Balanced Placement Configuration
Performance Monitoring and Storage QoS - Study Notes
Performance Monitoring and Storage QoS - Quiz
Performance Monitoring and Storage QoS - Lab Exercises
SnapDrive, SnapManager and SnapCenter
Snapshot Scheduling Strategies
Snapshot Defaults and Policies - GUI
Snapshot Defaults and Policies - CLI
Restoring Snapshots from Windows Clients
Restoring Snapshots from Linux Clients
Restoring Snapshots from SnapRestore
Snapshots - Study Notes
Snapshots - Lab Exercises
Data Protection Overview
The RDB Replicated Database, Quorum and Epsilon
The SnapMirror Engine
SnapMirror Synchronous and Asynchronous
SnapMirror Fan In, Fan Out and Cascades
Load Sharing Mirrors
SnapMirror Engine Configuration
Load Sharing Mirrors Configuration
SnapMirror and SnapVault Initial Peering Setup
SnapMirror and SnapVault Initial Setup Configuration - CLI
SnapMirror and SnapVault Initial Setup Configuration - GUI
SnapMirror Data Protection Mirrors
SnapMirror Data Protection Mirror Configuration - CLI
SnapMirror Data Protection Mirror Configuration - GUI
SnapVault Configuration - CLI
SnapVault Configuration - GUI
Unified Replication Configuration - CLI
Unified Replication Configuration - GUI
SnapMirror for SVMs
SnapMirror for SVMs Configuration -CLI
SnapMirror for SVMs Configuration -GUI
Data Protection - Study Notes
Data Protection Quiz
Data Protection - Lab Exercises
Introduction to VMware vSphere
vSphere Storage Concepts - VAAI, VASA and MPP
ESXi Host VMkernel Port Configuration for Storage
Provisioning NFS Traditional Datastores without VSC
Provisioning iSCSI Traditional Datastores without VSC
VSC Virtual Storage Console Overview
VSC Virtual Storage Console Installation
VSC Installation Lab Demo
ESXi Host, NFS VAAI and Virtual Machine Guest OS Settings
VSC Storage Capability Profiles
VSC Storage Capability Profiles Configuration
Provisioning Traditional Datastores with VSC
Provisioning Virtual Machines with VM Storage Profiles
VVols on ONTAP
Provisioning VVol Datastores with VSC
OnCommand API Services Installation
VMware vSphere on ONTAP Best Practice
VMware vSphere on ONTAP Storage - Study Notes
VMware vSphere on ONTAP Storage - Quiz
VMware vSphere Traditional Datastores on ONTAP Storage - Lab Exercises
VMware vSphere VVols on ONTAP Storage - Lab Exercises
FabricPool Configuration - GUI
FabricPool Configuration - CLI
Fabric Pool - Study Notes
Fabric Pool - Quiz
Fabric Pool - Lab Exercises
ONTAP Upgrade Demo
Disk Firmware Upgrade Demo
Upgrade and Migration - Study Notes
Upgrade and Migration - Quiz
This 'NetApp Storage ONTAP 9 Complete' course has over 20 hours of additional material and also includes study notes, quizzes, and comprehensive written lab exercises and configuration examples for all ONTAP functions (these extra features are not included in the 'NetApp Storage ONTAP 9 Essentials' course).
It's self-paced training – you can watch the videos and do the lab exercises whenever and wherever is best for you.
The honest answer is, it depends on you and your current situation. Most of my students are able to complete the course in a few weeks. There is no rush and no right or wrong amount of time, you have lifetime access to the course.
Your enrollment never expires. You have permanent and unlimited access across all devices you own.
Yes, you can install the Teachable app on your tablet or mobile (or using an emulator on your PC) to download the videos and quizzes and watch them offline. All of the study notes and lab exercise guides are provided as downloadable PDFs.
Yes, you will receive a verifiable course certificate upon course completion.
ONTAP 9 up to and including ONTAP 9.8, the latest version.
Yes the course covers all the topics on the NCDA exam plus more.
Yes, I'm always happy to help with any questions about the course content. You can email me at [email protected]
I'd love to be able to provide consultancy for individual production environments but I'm unable to take on new clients right now sorry.
Yes, please purchase an individual copy for each team member.
I go above and beyond to make sure you are more than happy with the course. If however you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
Imagine how it will feel when you're a certified NetApp expert...
You'll have complete confidence working on NetApp storage systems, the respect and trust of employers and your colleagues in the industry, and the golden ticket to the senior position you want.
Over 100,000 students have taken Flackbox training, awarding a stellar 4.9 out of 5 average review rating. Click the Verified Reviews icon on the left to see the Google trusted public reviews.
NetApp ONTAP 9 Storage Complete comes with an unconditional risk-free 30 day money-back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with the course then email me within 30 days and I will issue a full refund - that's my personal promise of your success.
Any questions? Drop me a line, I'm here to help: [email protected]