Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions v3.2 (DCSNS) — A 5 day course

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Retired Course; no longer available


DCSNS is a 5-day hands-on workshop that starts with the basics of the MDS 9000 platform and covers everything you'll need to prepare for the Cisco Storage Networking Design Specialist (CSNDS) certification exam.

You will learn about the key features of the MDS 9000 platform, and how to leverage these features to build highly available, extensible, intelligent SANs.

This course includes hands-on labs to familiarize you with basic MDS 9000 configuration procedures, and design workshops where you will learn to design multiprotocol SANs and SAN extension solutions.


After completing this training course the student will be able to:

Suitable For

This course provides in-depth technical training for pre-sales engineers, system engineers, and network engineers who need to design SAN fabrics using MDS 9000 Series switches.


Understanding of basic data storage components and protocols and Fibre Channel SANs is recommended.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.


MDS 9000 Platform Overview

Designing SAN Fabrics

Consolidating Storage in the Data Center

Securing the SAN

Designing SAN Extension Solutions

Course Labs