EMC Information Storage Management

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  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Special Qualification

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  • Application Closing Date:

    8th September 2017

Admission Requirements:

The typical target audience for this course would come from the following roles within the IT industry. However, applicants from other areas are welcome to apply.

  • System Administrators  
  • Systems Engineers
  • SAN Administrators  
  • Cloud Architects  
  • Cloud Administrators
  • Database Administrators 
  • Technical Support Engineers
  • Network Architects

Course summary

The EMC Information Storage and Management (ISM) is a specialist course designed to bridge the knowledge gap in understanding varied components of information storage infrastructure in traditional and virtual environments. This course will provide the student with an excellent understanding of storage technology, which has become an integral part of infrastructure services in Cloud Data Centres. The course will build a strong understanding of underlying storage technologies for the student and enable the learning of more advanced terminology and technologies. As part of the course the student will learn about storage architectures along with the features, and benefits of intelligent storage systems; storage networking technologies such as FC-SAN, IP-SAN, NAS, object-based and unified storage. Other areas that will be covered in the course include business continuity solutions such as backup and replication; information security and management, and the emerging field of cloud computing. This unique, open course focuses on concepts and principles further illustrated and reinforced with EMC product examples.


Computer Science

All part-time programmes at MTU Cork will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the MTU Cork Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.


Course Fee

The cost of the EMC Information Storage Management course is €2,250 which includes the provision of an exam voucher which covers 70% of the total cost of the exam. This offer is only open to students who take a course under the CIT EMC Academic Alliance.

CIT EMC Academic Alliance Programme

Cork Institute of Technology became a member of the EMC Academic Alliance in 2010, the first such active EMC Academic Alliance Academy in Ireland to deliver professionally certified programmes to its students.

The main goal of the EMC Academic Alliance programme is to deliver training from its portfolio of courses to students participating in the areas of information storeage management, cloud infrastructure services, backup and recovery and data analytics.

The EMC ISMv2 course is delivered online using a live virtual classroom using Adobe Connect supported by a Virtual Lab Environment on a VMware vCloud Platform.

Duration & Online Delivery

This course is delivered online over an academic semester (12 weeks) using the Adobe Connect (Virtual Classroom) software to provide streamed live delivery of lectures and the VMware vCloud (Virtual Lab Environment). The course communication between the learner and lecturer is supported through the Blackboard Learning Management System.

This course is normally delivered twice a year at the beginning of each academic Semester. However, there is flexibility to deliver the course at other times based on demand.

The course is broken down into the following: 60% lecture, 40% handson labs using a Virtual Lab Environment and EMC VNXe simulation software. This will give the student the necessary experience with the EMC SAN Unisphere navigation software system.


Students who complete this course will be entitled to take the following industry accredited certification exams EMC Information Storage Management Associate Exam (EMCISA) and the EMC Information Storage Management Exam (EMC ISMv2).


Section I Storage Systems

•    Introduction to information storage and management
•    Storage System Environment
•    Data Protection: RAID
•    Intelligent Storage System

Section II Storage Networking Technologies and Virtualization

•    Direct-Attached Storage and Introduction to SCSI
•    Storage Area Networks
•    Network Attached Storage
•    IP SAN
•    Content Addressed Storage
•    Storage Virtualization

Section III Business Continuity

•    Introduction to Business Continuity
•    Backup and Recovery
•    Local Replication
•    Remote Replication

Section IV Storage Security and Management

•    Securing the Storage Infrastructure
•    Managing the Storage Infrastructure

  • Online Application will open shortly for course commencing in September.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.




Pat McCarthy
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