BPMSNA 300

Brocade Professional Mainframe Storage Networking Architect

This blended learning course includes both a self-paced Web-Based Training (WBT) component and an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) component. Together, these two courses provide the technical and process information needed to design, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Brocade products in a FICON environment. Topics include IBM z Systems I/O concepts, FICON Express, FICON cascading, Brocade FICON, and Brocade Gen 5/Gen 6 hardware and software.

Note: The WBT course provides mandatory foundational information which is required prior to attending the ILT portion. Both the WBT and ILT portions are designed in part, to prepare students for the  Brocade Professional Mainframe Storage Networking Architect (BPMSNA) exam (143-140).

The FICON Pre-Assessment is a 51-question test based on the content in the WBT course. Test results can be used to assess a student's readiness to register for the ILT course. The FICON Pre-Assessment is administered as a free course through the Brocade Learning Portal. 85% is considered a passing score. Should a student not achieve 85%, a review of the Brocade Professional Mainframe Storage Networking Architect WBT (BPMSNA 300-WBT) training is highly recommended. Mastery of these concepts is necessary for success in the BPMSNA 300-ILT training and exam.
 

Duration: 02 days
Delivery type: WBT
 

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Discuss the basics of Mainframe I/O and Protocol Intermix
  • Discuss Fibre Channel Protocol and Storage Networking
  • Identify the Brocade hardware and software products used in a FICON environment
  • Plan and design a FICON solution to include Brocade hardware and software products
  • Understand the installation and configuration requirements Brocade switches in a FICON environment
  • Describe how to manage Brocade switches in a FICON environment using Brocade Network Advisor
  • Describe how Brocade NPIV and Virtual Fabrics might be used in a FICON environment
  • Describe and discuss advanced features such as FCIP and IPEX for disaster recovery and replication
  • Identify the uses and features of CUP and RMF
  • Troubleshoot common issues in a FICON environment
     

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, students should have working knowledge of:  

  • Six months work experience associated with FICON
  • Brocade Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel products
  • Brocade Associate SAN Administrator (BASA 200)
  • Brocade Professional SAN Administrator (BPSA 300)
     

Target Audience

This course is designed for storage and system administrators, mainframe administrators and architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers involved with the installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Brocade products in a FICON environment.