Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Beginners

Introduction to NAS devices based on Synology DS218j - installing hard disks, sharing files, streaming music, and more
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (909 ratings)
20,023 students
58min of on-demand video
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Overview of NAS
Hardware installation
Sharing files
Streaming music
Creating a photo album
Making a backup
Installing WordPress on NAS
Manage IP cameras


  • General IT knowledge


Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have become essential storage places for home and business. They are easy to set up and offer a lot of interesting features. Join this course to learn how to buy a decent NAS unit, install hard disks, connect to the network and perform basic configurations. Learn how to share files with your friends using a Dropbox-style application, manage your photos, stream music, and deploy a WordPress website.

This course is designed for beginners and is based on one of the latest NAS units from Synology - DS218j - a small, affordable device.

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Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in buying a NAS device


IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor
Marious Kuriata
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 33,929 Reviews
  • 300,384 Students
  • 48 Courses

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 20 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring, management).

My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional,

Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources. 

20 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager,  Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor. 

  CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009) 

  CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010) 

  CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012) 

  CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013) 

  CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013) 

  ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012) 

  MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011) 

  MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009) 

  MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009) 

  MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010) 

              Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction) 

              Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)

Thanks and good luck with your studies!

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