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
  • Create an iSCSI target


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


October 1st

November 5th

December 3rd

FreeNAS Sharing Deep Dive (3-4 hours)

15 student limit

You will learn:

  • Differences between the sharing protocols
  • Understand and configure CIFS
  • Understand and Integrate to Active Directory
  • Configure NonDefault iSCSI Setups


October 8th

November 12th

December 10th

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


October 15th

November 19th

December 17th

January 21st

Fault Analysis Workshop (1 hour class, 3-4 hours of video, plus lab work)

10 student limit

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.


October 22nd

November 26th