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CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001: Data Center Infrastructure

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Identifying the different storage options available and how to configure and provision them is important to ensure the correct option is chosen for the environment needs. This is also true of the different networking features offered. This course provides an introduction to the storage and network infrastructure of the data center and outlines configuration and provisioning of its components, including the different networking protocols available and how to troubleshoot and optimize the networks. This course is one in a series of Skillsoft courses in the learning path that covers the objectives for the CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001 certification exam.

Target Audience
This CompTIA Cloud+ training course is targeted toward IT personnel with at least 24 to 36 months of IT experience in networking, storage, or data center administration. Good computer literacy along with a sound technical acumen should be present. It is also suitable for students looking to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the associated CompTIA Cloud+ certification exam. It is recommended, but not required, that candidates for the CompTIA Cloud+ exam obtain the CompTIA Network+ and/or CompTIA Storage+ certifications or equivalent knowledge.


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CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-001: Data Center Infrastructure

  • start the course
  • describe the role of DAS storage in servers and its limitations
  • describe the evolution of server storage from DAS to network storage and the reasons and advantages
  • describe the protocols used in FC and iSCSI SAN applications including FC, Ethernet, FCoE, iSCSI, FCP, and IP
  • recognize the processes involved in provisioning SAN and NAS storage
  • recognize different disk types including mechanical, SSDm PATA, SATA, Parallel SCSI, and SAS
  • describe the concepts of tiered storage, performance requirements at each tier, and policies
  • describe RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, and 1+0
  • describe RAID levels 5 and 6
  • recognize the common file systems and where they are used including UFS, EXT, NTFS, FAT, VMFS, and ZFS
  • describe the role of LUNs in a SAN and how they are created
  • describe the role of fileshares and how they are created
  • describe the management processes in a SAN including LUN masking and zoning
  • recognize the implications of adding capacity to a NAS and SAN and best practices
  • identify the different storage options and configure and provision them
  • recognize the role of network address translation, including NAT and PAT, in an Internet-connected network
  • describe how address spaces in IP networks are divided and merged
  • describe how to implement VLANs, including VLAN tagging
  • describe physical and virtual switching and routing
  • describe the difference between LAN, WAN, and MAN network types, and when each is implemented
  • describe the protocols and processes involved in QoS
  • describe the bandwidth and latency characteristics of network connections and how the two are related
  • recognize how and where NLB is implemented and the benefits
  • describe network troubleshooting techniques and what resources are available for troubleshooting network issues
  • troubleshoot network issues using ping, tracert, and traceroute tools
  • troubleshoot network issues using ipconfig, ifconfig, and netstat tools
  • troubleshoot network issues using telnet and nslookup tools
  • troubleshoot network issues using route and arp tools
  • describe VLAN trunking and trunk ports
  • recognize common network protocols and their ports
  • describe the three types of network - intranet, extranet, and Internet
  • identify how to configure and manage the network infrastructure
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