10-16-2012 08:53 AM
I am new to brocade SAN but quite interesting about it and wanna get certified through Brocade SAN curriculum So I need you guys help to determine the best starting point for my Brocade SAN certification process.
I have heard some facts about Brocade silkworm book series. However, I have no clear idea from where to start. Therefore, can you guys help me to figure it out the best Brocade SAN certification starting point and the way I should headed to.
Please tell me which books, videos and other related study materials that I need to refer. Also tell me, whether there is any Simulator for Brocade SAN switches or to its Fabric OS.
Thank you in advanced.
10-17-2012 05:41 AM
Sajith, we are glad you are interested in our program. I will be happy to guide you. If you have little or no Fibre Channel experience, you may want to start by taking the free FC 101 class, and then go on to take the Brocade Accredited Data Center Specialist exam. If you do have some experience, you should then take a look at the Brocade Certified Fabric Administrator exam. By following the links I have provided, you will see what the exam requirements are, as well as the training materials. The CFA 200 class is the best preparation for the certification exam. We offer study guides for our certification exams, called nutshells, and they are available at the bottom of the Certification page on our web site. You should investigate that page, as well as look at the interactive pyramid.
We do not have any switch simulators unfortunately. You should create a login for MyBrocade, and from there you can register for classes, as well as get access to the technical documentation, like the Fabric OS Admin and Command Reference Guides, as well as the Certification Community under Forums, which is where this original query was moved.
Brocade Sr. Manager of Certification
10-18-2012 04:29 PM
Joe, Thank you very much for the detailed answer and to the clean explanations provided by you along with relevant links. Now I know where to start my brocade path..