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Nov 26 - 30, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Installing, Configuring and Maintaining Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1x00 and F1500

Columbus, OH,


Instructor: Ed Branley

This 5 day instructor-led course provides information on the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G1x00 and VSP F1500 enterprise storage system installation and configuration process for both mainframe and open systems. The course covers the hardware architecture, associated software utilities, installation processes, and step-by-step procedures to perform standard Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) maintenance on all supported configurations of the VSP G1x00 and VSP F1500 systems. Hands-on lab activities enable you to gain practical knowledge and experience on installing, configuring and maintaining VSP G1x00 and VSP F1500 systems.




Nov 26 - 30, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Architecting Storage Performance with Hitachi Storage (Hitachi Command Suite v8.x)

Virtual Classroom


Instructor: Jim Spaulding

This 5 day course covers performance concepts and tools, design principles, storage-related equipment and applications, I/O concepts, storage configurations, assessment and planning, and design of storage solutions. This course includes case studies that will allow learners to diagnose performance issues and provide viable solutions.




Dec 3 - 5, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Installation and Configuration, and Platform Migration with Global Active Device

Virtual Classroom


Instructor: Jim Spaulding

There is no information about this course available at this time. Please check back at a later date.




Dec 3 - 5, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Administering Hitachi UCP 4000 for VMware With UCP Director

Virtual Classroom


Instructor: Ed Branley

This 3 day course provides administration level training on Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 4000 for VMware using Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Director for administrator and global system integrators. You will also learn to use the features and functions of UCP Director software. The course demonstrates how to perform day-to-day administration of UCP. This includes initial activities such as image preparation and host deployment, and also covers the tasks needed to support growth and updates. You will learn the benefits of relying upon UCP automation to deploy and maintain the infrastructure. You will complete extensive, hands-on lab activities designed to reinforce the concepts presented during the course to build necessary UCP skills. In some exercises, you will log into the storage and the switches to investigate the configurations that UCP has automated.




Dec 6 - 7, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Using Hitachi Tuning Manager Pre-defined Reports

Virtual Classroom


Instructor: Jim Spaulding

This 2 day course covers using Hitachi pre-defined reports and specific Performance Reporter reports to identify performance bottlenecks with Hitachi Data Systems storage. The course also provides viable solutions to such bottlenecks.




Dec 10 - 12, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Administration of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 With NAS Modules

Virtual Classroom


Instructor: Jim Spaulding

This 3 day course provides an overview of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) Gx00* with NAS Modules systems including an introduction to its architecture. It will cover the basic administration and provisioning tasks using Hitachi Storage Advisor (HSA) and Hitachi Command Suite (HCS). These tasks include storage setup and configuration (onboarding and discovering storage), creating parity groups, pools, volumes and LUNs (provisioning volumes to the host), and managing virtual file servers, file systems and file shares. The course also explains licensing options and managing and monitoring storage. Hands-on lab activities enable you to gain practical knowledge and experience on administering and provisioning VSP Gx00 with NAS modules using HSA. Important: In this course, Hitachi VSP Gx00 refers only to VSP G400, VSP G600 and VSP G800 storage systems.




Dec 10 - 14, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Managing and Monitoring Hitachi Universal Compute Platform Pro for VMWare VSphere

Virtual Classroom


Instructor: Ed Branley

This 3 day course provides a functional overview of the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Pro for VMware vSphere solution. You will learn to identify the hardware and software components of the UCP Pro for VMware vSphere solution, and explain the use of the features and functions of the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Director software. Additionally, the course demonstrates how to use the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Director console for reviewing system status, and the steps for adding and administering ethernet switches, fibre channel switches, storage systems and Hitachi Compute Blades. This course also explains how ESXi images are administered, and describes how to use the service templates. You will complete numerous hands-on lab activities designed to build the skills necessary to reinforce the concepts presented during the course.




Dec 17 - 21, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Installing and Configuring Hitachi Command Suite v8.x

Virtual Classroom


Instructor: Ed Branley

This 5 day course provides a full product overview, including in-depth training to install, configure and troubleshoot Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) v8.x. You will learn the best practices for installation, setup, and initial configuration of the software. The course includes numerous hands-on lab activities designed to build the skills necessary to configure the key software products presented during the course. Hitachi Command Suite includes: Hitachi Command Director (HCD), Hitachi Device Manager (HDvM), Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Advanced (HDLMA), Hitachi Replication Manager (HRpM), Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager (HTsM) and Hitachi Tuning Manager (HTnM).




Dec 17 - 21, 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Operating and Managing Hitachi Storage with Hitachi Command Suite v8.x

Virtual Classroom


Instructor: Jim Spaulding

This 5 day course provides detailed instruction on how to use Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) v8.x to manage provisioning in Hitachi enterprise storage environments. It familiarizes you with key provisioning tasks, including host provisioning and dynamic provisioning, in addition to configuring and managing external storage. This course also introduces you to Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Advanced (HDLMA) software for performing path management operations. Hands-on lab activities allow you to build the skills necessary to configure the key software products and support operational tasks.




Jan 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SimulTrain® Strategic Management Simulation Workshop

University of Scranton - Scranton, PA


Experience the new portfolio management simulation game from the people that brought you SimulTrain®!

The new SimulTrain® Strategic Management workshop extends the application of the best-in-class project management, SimulTrain®, for supervisors through senior executives who want sharper strategic skills.

How it works

Teams of four compete in leading a five-year project and determine how to best choose projects, prioritize them, react to risks and opportunities, and make decisions in a realistically serious game. With the facilitation of a professional trainer, the main objectives are to:

  1. Obtain at least a Strategic Value of 80 points;
  2. Complete the five-year program with a positive cast balance of at least $20 million;
  3. Obtain an expected NPV of $50 million; and
  4. Make the program profitable in 3 years.




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Feb 21 - 22, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Project Management Foundations

Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA


This program covers several PM sub-plans, methods and procedures that span the typical project life-cycle from initiation to project close. It is designed to give the participant the skills and tools to consistently be an effective project manager. Participants will examine the role of the project manager and their involvement in managing the life-cycle of a project through defining tasks, time management, scheduling and resource allocation. This program includes an interactive simulation tool that will be used to reinforce the overall learning.