Data Center Talent Program

Fast Lane

Data Center Talent Program

We transform talent into certified and highly qualified data center experts!

The Talent Program aims to recruit and qualify multi-vendor data center specialists. Our qualification initiative affords graduates who have earned technical degrees as well as Cisco Networking Academy graduates excellent career opportunities with a top Cisco Partner. Training is free for candidates.

Your benefits as candidate of the Collaboration & Business Video Talent Program:
  • Transparent and speedy selection process
  • Good salary, even during the training period
  • Excellent professional qualifications within the shortest time
  • Future-proof job with a top Cisco Partner
  • Comprehensive certifications: CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional, Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist, Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Support Specialist, Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist, Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist, Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist, Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist, VCP - VMware Certified Professional, NCDA – NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator


Interested?

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

Flane d.o.o.
Cesta v Mestni log 1, SI - 1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 320 7880, info@fastlane.si


Do you wish to apply for the Data Center Talent Program?

Then please send your complete application in English to info@fastlane.si in one PDF file no larger than 5 Mb. Please include the following contents in this order:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Certificates (if applicable)
  • Educational and professional qualifications/ references

Our recruiting team will review your documents straightaway to assess your options and determine if you are a candidate for our program, with further training to be financed by top Cisco Partners.

Please note that for selection purposes we will only consider attached files in Portable Document Format (PDF) as described above.

The program at a glance

What we expect of you

The Data Center Talent Program for tomorrow’s data center specialists caters to people who relish the challenge of dealing with complex and intelligent technical solutions and tackle such tasks with enthusiasm. Your goal is to engage in training to earn internationally recognized certifications and join one of the leading Cisco partner enterprises. To this end, you must be eager to learn and bring to the table the following traits and skills:

  • By the time training commences, you will have earned a (university) degree with a good grade point average or completed with distinction comparable training in a technical field or computer science.
  • You want to move up the career ladder and are ready to complete a challenging training program.
  • You show initiative and commitment, have a healthy measure of self-confidence and good communication skills, and are a team player.
  • Technology is your passion. Professional experience is not absolutely necessary. Ideally, you will have gained initial practical experience with projects.
  • In the ideal case, you are already Cisco-certified or currently earning a Cisco certification.
  • You are very much willing to travel.


Does this sound like you? Then we are looking forward to your application!

Send your complete application in English to info@fastlane.si in one PDF file no larger than 5 Mb. Please include the following contents in this order:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Certificates (if applicable)
  • Educational and professional qualifications/ references

Our recruiting team will review your documents straightaway to assess your options and determine if you qualify for our program, with your further training to be financed by us and top Cisco Partners.

Please note that for selection purposes we will only consider attached files in Portable Document Format (PDF) as described above. Training is free for candidates.


The selection process

Our recruiting team will review your documents. It it finds that you are a candidate for our program, we will select a suitable company for you and, in the next step, introduce you to one of the leading Cisco Partners. This company can then arrange an interview with you to get to know you in person.

Once you have successfully completed the evaluation phase, you will qualify to take part in the Data Center Talent Program. Then, after you sign an employment agreement with one of the Cisco Partners, you will first part in a six-month training program before joining the company. You will be paid a good salary while in training.


Training program
Level 0

Evaluation Class, 1 week

  • Welcome Package
  • Technical Foundation Review
  • One-to-One and Online Assessments

Level 1

Networking Basics Workshop, 1 week

  • No prerequisites
  • Target Audience: students having no networking background

Level 2

Networking Expert Workshop, 2 weeks

  • Advanced Routing & Switching
  • Troubleshooting

Level 3

Foundation Training, 3 weeks

  • NetApp MetroCluster
  • VMware vSphere

Level 4

Data Center & Virtualization Workshops, 11 weeks training

  • SAN Switching
  • Unified Fabric
  • Unified Computing Implementation
  • NetApp FlexPod
  • EMC Vblock

Multi-vendor Certifications

All program participants will achieve the following certifications:

  • CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Support Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist
  • VCP - VMware Certified Professional
  • NCDA – NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator

Curriculum

Fast Lane conducts training in several blocks to ensure candidates are well prepared for their future job assignments.

Over the course of six months, candidates will work with self-study materials, receive additional mentoring, and participate in the following workshops.


Networking Basics Workshop

Level 1, duration 1 week

  • Building a Simple Network
  • Switching
  • Wireless LANs
  • LAN Connections
  • WAN Connections
  • Network Environment Management
  • Medium-Sized Routed Network Construction
  • OSPF Implementation
  • EIGRP Implementation
  • Access Control Lists
  • Address Space Management

Networking Expert Workshop

Level 2, Duration 2 weeks

  • Planning Routing Services to Requirements: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution, Implementing a Scalable Multi-Area Network OSPF-Based Solution, Implementing an IPv4-Based Redistribution Solution, Implementing Path Control
  • Connection of an Enterprise Network to an ISP Network
  • Analyzing Campus Network Designs: Implementing VLANs, Spanning Tree and Inter-VLAN Routing, Implementing a Highly Available Network, Implementing Layer 3 High Availability HSRP, and GLBP
  • Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network
  • Accommodating Voice and Video in Campus Networks
  • Integrating Wireless LANs into a Campus Network
  • Troubleshooting Processes for Complex Enterprise Networks
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tools and Applications
  • Performing Maintenance & Troubleshooting: Campus Switching Based Solutions, Routing Based Solutions, Network Security Solutions, Integrated, Complex Enterprise Networks

Storage & Virtualization Workshop

Level 3, Duration 3 weeks

  • NetApp Storage Environments, Data ONTAP 7-Mode
  • NetApp Data ONTAP CIFS Administration
  • NetApp Data ONTAP NFS Administration
  • NetApp Data ONTAP SAN Administration
  • NetApp Data Protection Software Administration
  • NetApp MetroCluster & High Availability
  • VMware Virtualization, Virtual Machines
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • Configure and Manage Virtual Networks, Configure and Manage vSphere Storage
  • Access and Authentication Control; Resource Management and Monitoring; Scalability
  • High Availability and Fault Tolerance; Data Protection
  • Installing VMware vSphere 5 Components

SAN Switching Workshop

Level 4, Duration 3 weeks

  • MDS Product Range and System Architecture: Deep Dive including Oversubscription, Buffer Credits etc.
  • Host Connectivity, Application Performance, Storage Capability
  • SAN Design: Redundant Fabrics, Storage Consolidation, Storage Virtualization, Extension Solutions, DR/BC, FCIP, CWDM, DWDM and SONET/SDH, VSANs, IVR, Performance, Availability, and Security
  • Installation & Configuration: MDS Switches and Directors, Software Upgrades and Licensing, Fabric Manager, Device Manager and CLI Options, Advanced Features including SME, DMM, and Secure Erase, Fabric Manager Server and Databases
  • LAB Exercises: Interfaces, Zoning, VSANs, IVR over FC, FCIP for SAN Extension, Transit VSANs, IVR over FCIP, Advanced Security and Management VSANs, iSCSI and iSCSI Gateway, Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques and Tools

Unified Fabric Workshop

Level 4, Duration 4 weeks

  • Data Center Design Models & Strategy
  • Data Center Network Design
  • Data Center Application Design
  • Catalyst 6500 Series, Catalyst 4900 Series, and Blade Switches
  • Implementing FWSM for a Data Center Network Infrastructure
  • Implementing Network Analysis with Cisco NAM
  • Implementing High-Availability Data Center Features
  • Understanding Fiber Channel and Fiber Channel over Ethernet
  • Nexus 7000, 5000, 4000, 2000: Hardware & Software Architecture, Features & Capabilities, Configuration & Troubleshooting

Unified Computing Implementation Workshop

Level 4, Duration 4 weeks

  • Converting existing Data Center to Cisco Virtualized Data Center
  • Cisco UCS C-Series HW Installation and Management
  • Cisco UCS B-Series HW Installation and Management
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  • Design/Sizing VMware vSphere Solutions with UCS and Nexus 1000V
  • VMware vSphere Integration with UCS and Nexus 1000V
  • Design Automated Provisioning with BMC Blade Logic
  • NetApp FlexPod: Enhanced Secure Multi-Tenancy, Server and Network Virtualization in a Multi-Tenant Environment, NetApp Storage in a Multi-Tenant Environment
  • EMC Vblock: Vblock Storage, Virtualization, Provisioning

Contact

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

Flane d.o.o.
Cesta v Mestni log 1, SI - 1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 320 7880, info@fastlane.si















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