NetApp ONTAP 9 Storage Essentials
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NetApp ONTAP 9 Storage Essentials

Become a SAN and NAS Storage Ninja and pass the NetApp NCDA exam in 2020!
4.7 (1,227 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,182 students enrolled
Created by Neil Anderson
Last updated 4/2020
Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 43.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Design, configure and maintain NetApp storage systems in real world environments.
  • Pass the NCDA exam and work as a NetApp storage systems professional.
  • A basic general knowledge of IT is assumed but no previous storage experience is necessary.
  • The course teaches from a complete beginner level in storage through to advanced knowledge of and configuration skills on NetApp systems.
  • The course is laid out in such a way that experienced storage engineers can skip the beginner sections. Information in these sections is generic to all vendors so no NetApp specific knowledge will be missed.

NetApp ONTAP 9 Storage Essentials NetApp Training Course.
Supercharge your career by becoming a NetApp SAN and NAS Storage Ninja, and pass the NetApp NCDA exam!

* Please note that this course is never part of any Udemy discount promotions *


Taking this NetApp Storage training course will give you the advanced level knowledge and hands-on skills you need to configure, manage and maintain NetApp ONTAP, the 'Number One Storage Operating System in the world' as listed by IDC.

The course provides a structured approach which shortcuts your path to learning NetApp storage to an expert level.

The course is designed to give you a deep understanding of the theory of storage and all its functions and features. 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.

I am a full-time professional NetApp instructor who has been entrusted by NetApp since 2007 to develop and deliver training courses for their own engineers and partners. I have also designed multiple training courses for the largest service providers in Asia Pacific such as Verizon, Telstra, and the Australian National Broadband Network. I provide mentoring and support for my company's systems engineers as they deploy NetApp storage systems and I worked in the field for over ten years before focusing on passing my knowledge on to others.

The format of the course lessons is a full explanation of the topic theory, then a live demonstration in the lab where I show you the complete configuration using first the NetApp System Manager GUI and then the Command Line Interface.

We're going to go through the complete configuration of the system in a logical manner, from taking it out of the box to the final tweaks to ensure best performance and availability, and covering off all the NetApp features as we go. 

At over 40 hours long taking the course can seem daunting, but because it's laid out in a logical manner you can pick and choose the parts which are important to you. If you're a professional storage engineer who's going to be working on NetApp systems day to day, then skip the beginner sections and watch the rest. If you're new to storage, then just watch the theory part of the lessons and the GUI configuration sections you need.

If later you need to know the best practice to configure a feature in your environment and want to see a  step-by-step configuration example, you know it's all here.

The course is updated to cover the latest features and updates whenever a new version of ONTAP 9 is released by NetApp. The topics covered apply to all versions of the operating system.

A verifiable course certificate stating you have completed this advanced level NetApp ONTAP training will be provided at the end of the course. This will prove to potential future employers that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to be a real asset to their company.

As a student in this course, you will get an answer to every question you ask in the Ask Question section. I love interaction with my students- anything you want to know, please ask.

The course comes with an unconditional risk-free 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the course. I hope you now have enough motivation to get into the learning right away. If so, click the button at the top of the page to enroll and get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What's the difference between this and the 'NetApp Storage ONTAP 9 Complete' course?

    The '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 and features.

  2. When does the course start and finish?

    It's self-paced training – you can watch the videos and do the lab exercises whenever and wherever is best for you.

  3. How long does it take to complete the course?

    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.

  4. How long do I have access to the course for?

    Your enrollment never expires. You have permanent and unlimited access across all devices you own.

  5. Can I access the course material offline?

    Yes, you can install the Udemy app on your tablet or mobile (or using an emulator on your PC) to download the videos and watch them offline.

  6. Is a course certificate provided?

    Yes, you will receive a verifiable course certificate upon course completion.

  7. Which ONTAP version does the course cover?

    ONTAP 9 up to and including ONTAP 9.7, the latest version.

  8. Will the course prepare me for the latest version of the NetApp Certified Data Administrator NCDA exam?

    Yes the course covers all the topics on the NCDA exam.

  9. Can I ask questions about the course lessons?

    Yes, I'm always happy to help with any questions about the course content. Please ask in the course Q&A tab.

  10. Do you offer a consultancy service?

    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.

  11. Can I buy the course for my whole team?

    Yes, please purchase an individual copy for each team member.

Who this course is for:
  • IT professionals or enthusiasts who want to develop a full understanding of and practical skills in SAN and NAS storage.
  • Systems engineers who want an advanced level knowledge of and hands-on management skills on NetApp Data ONTAP systems.
  • Students who want to pass the NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) exam.
Course content
Expand all 196 lectures 43:17:39
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3 lectures 18:21

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Preview 06:03
The Udemy Interface
+ NetApp Product Portfolio and the Data Fabric
8 lectures 01:22:34
NetApp Cloud Storage Solutions
NetApp SANtricity Platforms - E and EF-Series
Element OS Platforms - SolidFire and NetApp HCI
StorageGRID WebScale
Converged Infrastructure - FlexPod and NFLEX
NetApp Data Fabric
+ ONTAP Architecture
4 lectures 38:00
Legacy ONTAP 7-Mode Architecture
Clustered ONTAP Architecture
Cluster, Management and Data Networks
+ ONTAP Hardware Platforms
5 lectures 01:00:47
AFF Platform Overview and Tech Specs
FAS Platform Overview and Tech Specs
Disk Shelves and Cabling
NetApp Documentation and Hardware Universe
+ System Setup
4 lectures 01:05:42
Command Line Setup - The Cluster Setup Wizard
System Manager Guided Setup
OnCommand Cloud Manager and Cloud Volumes ONTAP Setup
+ Admin Components and the Bootup Process
4 lectures 34:11
ONTAP Storage Architecture
Admin Components
The Boot-Up Process
+ Management Interfaces
7 lectures 01:28:55
OnCommand System Manager
ONTAP 9.6 System Manager Enhancements and REST API
The Command Line Interface
The Service Processor and BMC Baseboard Management Controller
Active IQ
Centralized Management Software
+ Post Installation Tasks
4 lectures 41:30
Network Time Protocol
AutoSupport and EMS Event Management System notifications
+ Physical Resources and Caching
14 lectures 02:27:43
Disk Shelf Numbering
Disk Ownership
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
Storage Pools Configuration
+ Logical Resources
14 lectures 02:50:14
Storage Virtual Machines
Storage Virtual Machines Configuration - CLI
Storage Virtual Machines Configuration - GUI
Flexible Volumes
Flexible Volumes Operations
Flexible Volumes Configuration - CLI
Flexible Volumes Operations - CLI
Flexible Volumes Configuration - GUI
Qtrees Configuration
FlexGroups Configuration - CLI
FlexGroups Configuration - GUI