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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Where to start if you are preparing for a job in Storage technology

How To Start Planning & Preparing for a Software Job or a Job in Storage (specifically)
Thanks to Triveni Rao one of the blog visitor for contributing this article.

If you want to get a Job in Storage related technology area, prepare on below topics

Fibre Channel networking fundamentals
HBAs (Host Bus Adaptors)
RAID mirroring Backup and Recovery fundamentals
Basic Understanding of File system
Database storage functions
Basic understanding of Storage Virtualization
Loops and Switches (Networking)
How zoning is applied
How LUN masking is applied
Volume management fundamentals
Media management automation
Basic Ethernet/IP networking knowledge
Grip of OS administration(Linux/Solaris preferred)

Start your preparation by knowing all the above mentioned topics theoritically : which means long hours of studying the Big reference books ( Or reading this whole blog as most of these topics are covered on this blog ).
Try to have a practical lab setup where u can configure switches/networks, create & test RAID, Experiment on Volume Management etc.

Once u are good with theory & done several pracitical lab sessions on the above coverable topics - then u start narrowing down on a Job profile which u are interested to work in. It may start with (Job Roles in Storage domain)
- Storage Support
- Storage Field Engineer
- Storage Testing
- Storage documentation
- Storage Planning
- Storage deployment
- Storage interoperability
- Storage Virtualization
- Storage Disaster Recovery
- Storage Migration

Ur role may keep changing but thats how u learn many things in any technology.
Once u are well aware of whats expected of u in a Job Description or Job Profile - you start improving your theoritical as well as practical knowledge in these specific areas.

Once you are confident about the above steps - start attending MOCK INTERVIEWS. If you want I can arrange for a Mock Interview session provided you have prepared well - FREE SERVICE.

Once u have taken enough Mock interviews - start applying for the real company jobs & get some interviews - attend & keep attending interviews. Also dont forget to improve your Domain strengths & reduce the failures in any other related area like - Softskills,HR,PR etc.

KEEP READING & EMAILING ME roger.smithson@gmail.com & I will workwith you to help you succeed & get a High Paying Job in Storage Technology.

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1 comment:

Khadako' said...

Hi Roger,

I one more thing to add..
How about posting tips on "How to setup a Storage Lab" ?


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