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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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ITT 2036 - Data Storage I

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course will focus on effective system administration and implementation of File-based storage (NAS) in a local area network. Course content will cover planning installing, operating, and troubleshooting file-based (NAS) storage in an Ethernet environment along with augmenting Linux and Windows host skillsets. This course follows the Storage+ certification framework (SNIA).
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ITT 1032 , ECT 1013 , and ECT 1030  with grades of C or higher or instructor consent
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Compare/contrast NAS vs. SAN
  2. Network and file sharing protocols
  3. NAS file systems
  4. NAS configuration and performance considerations
  5. Storage management
  6. Continuity management
  7. RAID
  8. Capacity planning

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe disk types, components, and features.
  2. explain data redundancy and the importance of disaster planning.
  3. implement the correct networking technologies, given a scenario.
  4. select appropriate disk storage configurations for a given scenario.
  5. Apply techniques to improve network performance, continuity, and security
  6. Explain differences between Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SAN).
  7. Perform basic NAS appliance configuration

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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