FreeNAS Training and Certification

Accelerate the FreeNAS and ZFS Learning Curve


FreeNAS has a ton of features so it has a learning curve. We've designed these classes to accelerate your FreeNAS learning curve by saving you hours of trial and error.

Most training courses hold you hostage for up to a week, sifting through dry and often irrelevant information. However, these single-serving FreeNAS classes are no longer than 3-4 hours in length, are topic-specific, and cut directly to the core of the information you need to become an expert in FreeNAS and ZFS in no time flat.

Take classes à la carte or take all the classes to get Certified!


Wherever you want! All you need is a computer and decent Internet connection.


Simply register for your class of choice through the Eventbrite links below. The Intro to FreeNAS class is free and is a prerequisite for any other class. We have a special registration page for this class, register now.

About the instructor

Classes are taught by Linda Kateley. Linda is a professional Software Educator with over 20 years experience who specializes in ZFS and Storage. She is a former Educator & Solaris Global Architect at Sun Microsystems.

Course Title & Description Schedule

Intro to FreeNAS (60-90 minutes)

You will learn:

  • Overview of WebGUI
  • Initial setup
  • Create a local user
  • How to create a volume
  • Create and share datasets


This class is free and runs daily.

Register now!

FreeNAS Administration (3-4 hours)

15 student limit

Admin Class Basic administrative task including:

Systems Administration

  • Advanced Settings
  • Upgrade Appliance
  • Monitoring disks and logs

Storage Administration

  • Create and add to pools
  • Add cache and log devices
  • Replace and monitor disks
  • Create, manage, and clone snapshots
  • Replicate data, local and remote

Network Administration

  • Add and configure multiple interfaces
  • Create link aggregations
  • Create vLANs
  • Modify Network Services


December 3rd, 11AM CDT

January 7th, 9AM CDT Now 9.3

February 4th, 10AM CDT Now 9.3

FreeNAS Sharing Deep Dive (3-4 hours)

15 student limit

You will learn:

  • Differences between the sharing protocols
  • Understand and configure CIFS
  • Configure NonDefault iSCSI Setups


December 10th, 11AM CDT

January 14th, 10AM CDT Now 9.3

February 11th, 11AM CDT Now 9.3


December 10th, 7PM CDT

February 11th, 7PM CDT Now 9.3

FreeNAS Hardware Architecture & Performance Basics (3-4 hours)

15 student limit

You will learn

  • Learn to design systems based on different capacity and use cases
  • Design systems for performance, high availability, archive or workgroup.
  • Learn how to design for the right capacity, performance, and redundancy


December 17th, 11AM CDT

January 21st, 11AM CDT Now 9.3

February 18th, 12PM Now 9.3


January 21st, 7PM CDT Now 9.3

FreeNAS Advanced Admin (1 hour class, 3-4 hours of video, plus lab work)

10 student limit

Topics include

  • Analyzing debug info
  • Using Smart
  • Jails
  • Accessing the console
  • zfs/zpool command line
  • Understand and Integrate to Active Directory
  • Tools for debugging permissions/access

This class runs as a workshop. Watch videos on tools for analysis, then receive several labs with data/use cases info to analyze and solve problems. This class is part of the final exam for certification.


January 28th, 9AM CDT Now 9.3

February 24th, 10AM CDT Now 9.3


January 28th, 7PM CDT Now 9.3

FreeNAS Class Bundle

10 student limit

All 4 classes at a bundled price!

  • FreeNAS Administration (3-4 hours)
  • FreeNAS Sharing Deep Dive (3-4 hours)
  • FreeNAS Hardware Architecture & Performance Basics (3-4 hours)
  • Fault Analysis Workshop (1 hour class, 3-4 hours of video, plus lab work)

$1,000 ($200 savings)