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Certifications for Technical Proficiency

In-Depth Training for Administrators

Panasas® training can help your staff increase technical proficiency, improving user and IT productivity and enhancing performance. Technical certifications benefit employees, helping them to advance their careers and achieve higher job satisfaction.

Panasas Training Courses

Panasas offers courses at our facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Sunnyvale, California. We can also deliver customized training classes at your location. Our instructors are Panasas engineers with extensive hands-on experience and technical training. We offer two certification courses for system administrators.

Next Gen PanFS on ActiveStor Ultra (NEW)

This new, remote learning course draws upon the knowledge obtained from the PanFS® System Administration Certification course or from relevant, practical PanFS system administration experience. The training materials introduce the Systems Administrator or IT team member to the new architecture, features, and hardware of Panasas’ new storage appliance – ActiveStor® Ultra, featuring the next generation of the PanFS parallel file system. The course covers the significant changes within the ActiveStor Ultra hardware architecture, components, and networking. In addition, the new software architecture and features will be presented along with the configuration and operational considerations from previous releases.

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PanFS System Administration Certification

After successful completion of this five days course, Panasas PanFS® Certified System Administrators can:

  • Install Panasas ActiveStor® hardware and software.
  • Configure PanFS storage operating systems and use the command-line interface and Panasas PanActive Management Interface.
  • Access storage using the Panasas DirectFlow® protocol and Network File System and Common Internet File System protocols.
  • Diagnose and resolve basic software and hardware errors


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PanFS System Advanced Troubleshooting

This 3 days course helps PanFS Certified System Administrators deepen their skills for advanced troubleshooting and system management. Each attendee partners with two or three other students for hands-on exercises using   Panasas equipment. Upon completion of this course, Certified Advanced Storage Engineers can:

  • Upgrade Panasas hardware and software.
  • Diagnose and resolve advanced software and hardware issues.
  • Implement, configure, and monitor high-availability deployments.

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Course Schedule

Date Course Location
September 14-18
September 21-24
(9 Day Course)
PanFS System Administration Certification (US) Online Course is full.
October 12-16
October 19-22
(9 Day Course)
PanFS System Administration Certification (Europe) Online Course is full.
TBA PanFS System Advanced Troubleshooting Online
TBA Next Gen PanFS on ActiveStor Ultra Online

Contact Panasas Support

Panasas customers and partners can reach our support team at MyPanasas or by calling any of our toll-free numbers.

North America

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1.888.PANASAS (726.2727)


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