DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) -  STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD -- The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced it has expanded its educational offerings with 12 new Storage Networking World (SNW) October 2010 tutorials and a Storage Networking Sales Professional Training e-Course.

During SNW Fall 2010 in Dallas, Texas, the SNIA will feature more than 40 vendor-neutral tutorials organized into six thematic tracks: Backup/Archiving, Energy Efficient Data Centers, Data Management, Data Security, Convergence and Virtualization. Twelve of the tutorials are new to this year's event and will discuss topics covering Cloud Storage, Data Management, File Management, Networking, Security, Solid State Storage and Virtualization. SNIA manages 100 tutorials overall.

In addition the SNIA has launched a new Storage Networking Sales Professional Training e-Course to enable marketing and sales professionals -- and their respective companies -- to recommend storage solutions to their customers. By offering the fundamental technical background, the e-Course improves the knowledge and skills of these professionals to reduce their sales cycles and deepen their customer relationships by becoming recognized as trusted technical advisors. The material in this course can be used to prepare for the SNIA Qualified Storage Sales Professional (SQSSP) accreditation.

The following concepts are covered in the Storage Networking Sales Professional Training e-course:

  • Defining and identifying storage technology basics
  • Recognizing opportunities for iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage networking solutions
  • Defining storage virtualization and data management concepts and opportunities
  • Recognizing backup/recovery and business continuance opportunities

The e-Course is available immediately and costs $375. For more information on the e-Course or to preview the program, visit http://www.snia.org/education/certification/qualification/. For more details on the tutorials taking place at SNW, visit http://www.snwusa.com/ or follow @SNWUSA on Twitter.

About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at www.snia.org.

Contact Information:

Dan La Russo
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Phone: (303) 634-2632
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