Advanced Cloud Storage


Module 14
Advanced Cloud Storage

A number of advanced topics are introduced in this course through the introduction of contemporary cloud storage technologies and devices and the exploration of cloud storage architecture through design patterns and models.

The following primary topics are covered:

  • Cloud Consumer Storage Access Types
  • HBA Replication
  • IP and Non-IP Storage
  • Fibre Channel Storage and Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Front and Back-end Storage Device Components
  • Storage Network Components
  • HBAs FC, iSCSI and FCoE) and Software Storage Adapters
  • LUN Presenting and LUN Expansion (Striped and Concatenated)
  • LUN, Device and Path Masking
  • Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (FC SAN) Components
  • FCoE and Converged Infrastructure (including FC Point-to-Point, Arbitrated Loop, Switched Fabric)
  • Lossless Ethernet, Congestion Notification, Enhanced Transmission Selection
  • IP SAN, FCIP and IP Storage Isolation

Duration: 1 Day

Taking the Course at a Workshop

This course can be taken as part of public or private instructor-led workshops. Visit the Workshop Calendar page to view the current calendar of public workshops or contact to inquire about private workshop delivery.

The following materials are provided to public and private workshop participants:

Note that as a workshop participant, you may be eligible for discounts on the purchase of the self-study kit and Pearson VUE exam voucher for this course.

Taking the Course using a Self-Study Kit

This course can be completed via self-study by purchasing a self-study kit, which includes the base course materials as well as additional supplements and resources designed specifically for self-paced study and exam preparation.

Visit the Self-Study Kits page for pricing information and for details regarding discounted self-study kit bundles for individual certification tracks. The following materials are provided in the self-study kit for this course:

Module 14 Self-Study Guide (50 pages)Module 14
Self-Study Guide
(50 pages)
Audio Tutor CD 1 Module 14 Overview - Part IAudio Tutor CD 1
Module 14
Overview - Part I
Audio Tutor CD 2 Module 14 Overview - Part IIAudio Tutor CD 2
Module 14
Overview - Part II
Audio Tutor CD 3 Module 14 Exam PreparationAudio Tutor CD 3
Module 14
Exam Preparation
32 Flash Cards32 Flash Cards

Note that any required text book(s) for this course are not included as part of the self-study kit and need to be purchased separately. Also, this self-study kit can be purchased with or without a discounted Pearson VUE voucher for the exam that corresponds to this course:


Self-study kits and bundles and associated text books can be purchased using the online store.

Note that by purchasing and registering this self-study kit, you may be eligible for discounts on the registration of this course as part of a workshop.

About the Text Book

This CCP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklet and further elaborated by detailed technical coverage and case study examples in the associated Cloud Computing Design Patterns text book from the acclaimed Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl.


This course corresponds to Exam C90.14, which is required for the following certifications:

Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview

Note that all CCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral Cloud topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. CCP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of Cloud practices and technology that can be further complemented with product-specific training.

Fact Sheet

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Pearson VUE Exams

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Self-Study Kits

A self-study kit is available for each Pearson VUE exam, allowing you to study remotely and at your own pace. For information about the latest available Self-Study Kits, visit the Self-Study page.

Instructor-Led Workshops

The following public workshops are currently scheduled. Additional workshops are often added on short notice. For information regarding private instructor-led workshops delivered to your location, contact: