Track Room Location: Heritage Hall, room 137
With the explosion in data volumes and variety that organizations are dealing with worldwide, storage and data management skills are key, in-demand assets for any IT professional. This track will prepare you to deliver the NCSA certification curriculum to your students as part of a dedicated storage course or as a 30-hr track of study that you can build into existing courses on networking and virtualization. You will review/take several foundational web-based courses, work on two, virtual, self-paced labs, gain in-depth experience with NetApp’s Data ONTAP storage management software (the #1 storage OS installed worldwide), set-up a Data ONTAP VSIM, review/develop exercises to demonstrate storage concepts to your students – and even take a practice certification exam. You will leave with the expertise to deploy the NCSA at your institution, and to offer your students the opportunity to gain an exciting industry credential. The goal for the week is prepare you to add value to the NCSA curriculum and arm you with ideas and exercises to use with your students in the classroom to reinforce the learning they will be gaining on-line. You will also be enrolled in and eligible to complete the NCSA yourself – and all participants will be offered a Pearson test voucher to take the NCSA exam at no charge.
Experience teaching IT courses or experience working with programs such as the Cisco and VMware academies, including a basic understanding of networking and a familiarity with virtualization. Interest in data center and cloud service infrastructures a plus.
Patrick Hughes - NetApp University
Patrick Hughes is Senior Technical Instructor at NetApp University. He joined NetApp in 1999, and has taught nearly all technical courses produced by the company. He enjoys traveling around the world teaching NetApp courses in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
A native of Silicon Valley, Patrick has worked for several high tech companies in his career, including NetApp, Sun Microsystems, Applied Materials, and others. He has an extensive background in technical management and education.
Patrick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco, and an MBA from Regis University in Denver Colorado. He currently lives in Longmont, Colorado.