EMC Certified Data Domain System Administration Training

Live Online & Classroom Certification Training

EMC Certified Data Domain System Admin course is a collection of deduplication of
Data Domain data paths, Data Domain system setup, VTL, DD Boost etc. to make you an excellent Data Domain System Admin.

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Instructed by Dell EMC

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Course Description


This course helps participants to implement a Data Domain system with key technologies including NFS CIFS DD Boost VTL link aggregation and failover replication snapshots fast copy and recovery functionalities.


At the end of Data Domain System Administration training course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe deduplication
  • Describe the Data Domain operating environment, including Data Domain deduplication
  • Identify and configure Data Domain data paths
  • Perform a Data Domain system initial setup
  • Access and copy data to a Data Domain system
  • Configure and manage Data Domain network interfaces
  • Describe and configure a VTL
  • Customize and manage a Data Domain deduplication file system
  • Describe and perform data replication and recovery
  • Describe DD Boost
  • Perform a DD Boost backup
  • Describe capacity and throughput planning
  • Monitor a Data Domain system

Suggested Audience:

Storage professional who installs, integrates, and administers Data Domain systems.

Duration - 4 Days



Course Curriculum

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  • List the challenges behind conventional backup technology and describe how inline deduplication addresses them
  • Describe the product family of EMC Data Domain systems
  • Describe basic features of the Data Domain Operating System and file systems and list the four optional licenses available
  • Describe system data protection measures and list the four file system data protection measures that ensure customer data integrity
  • Show common networking layouts employed for EMC Data Domain systems
  • List the common protocols supported
  • Prepare for installation, with required tools and safety precautions
  • Install rails, and rack system hardware
  • Connect and cable expansion shelves
  • Perform initial configuration of Data Domain systems
  • Configure network connectivity for administrative access
  • Verify interoperability with connected devices
  • Perform additional configuration tasks in the Enterprise Manager
  • Get started with DD Archiver and GDA configurations
  • Identify the key application software components and terminology
  • Recognize the packet flow in a typical backup environment with the Data Domain system
  • Implement Data Domain system as a file system and VTL to application software
  • Validate application software backup and recovery functionalities
  • Implement best practices and tuning
  • Implement DD Boost with application software
  • Describe DD Extended Retention features and functionality
  • Describe DD Extended Retention use cases
  • Perform installation procedures on systems with DD Extended Retention
  • Configure DD Extended Retention options; upgrade to DD Extended Retention
  • Manage and administer systems with DD Extended Retention
  • Describe replication and recovery requirements and configuration


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This class is intended for participants with some prior exposure to the technology and are now looking to build up their expertise on the topic.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to sit of the related certification exam (see course overview). All participants receive a course completion certificate, demonstrating their expertise on the subject.

Total duration of the online, live instructor led sessions. Sessions are typically delivered as short lectures (2-hrs weekdays/3-hrs weekends) and detailed hands-on guidance.

Expected offline lab work hours that participants will need to complete and submit to the trainer, during and after the instructor-led online sessions.

  1. We are happy to refund full fee paid - no questions asked - should you feel that the training is not up to your expectations.
  2. Our dedicated team of expert training enablement advisors are available on email, phone and chat to assist you with your queries.
  3. All courseware, including session recordings, will always be available to access to you for future reference and rework.

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