Synology NAS – Become a Storage Pro!

Original price was: $30.00.Current price is: $8.00.

Become an expert at managing your Synology NAS, covering basic to advanced features, ensuring you can administer like a pro!


In this course we will cover a range of storage technologies focusing on the NAS, but specifically how to setup, use and configure Synology NAS systems.

This course will give you the essential and foundational technical skills to manage a Synology NAS like a pro!

In this course we’ll provide you with –

  • knowledge of what a NAS is and introduce you to Synology
  • the expertise on how to setup and configure a NAS
  • the skills to build and use disk pools, volumes and shares
  • knowledge of RAID differences
  • skills to fully administer and master the Synology NAS
  • much much more

Course Length

More than 5 hours instructor led video content along with handouts to aid learning.

Do I need to be an expert?

No, this course is designed for people who have little to lots of knowledge about Storage, NAS and Synology systems.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to fully manage a Synology NAS and take your new skills to administer it like a pro!

Why this course?

This course will be easy to understand and give you an overview of the necessary skills you need to know.

We’ll provide you with the foundational skills to add to your knowledge bank, while continuing to improve on your tech skills more and more!

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Instructor & Course Introduction
  • What is a NAS
  • Introduction to Synology
  • NAS Compare – Rackmount vs Desktop
  • DSM Overview

Setup & Config

  • Widgets
  • Network Connectivity and Overview
  • Security – Set, Update, Reset
  • Initial Setup and Configuration

Disk Configuration

  • Difference between Traditional RAID
  • Storage Manager
  • Creating a Volume Overview + Synology Hybrid Raid (SHR)
  • Hot
  • Shared folder and permissions
  • Using File Station
  • Delete a Volume & Storage Pool
  • Setup of Synology Storage to VMware Datastore

Updates and Notifications

  • Resource Monitor
  • Logs
  • Email Notification
  • DSM Updates

Services and Operations

  • Users & Groups
  • Security Advisor
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Package Center
  • Integrate with Active Directory (AD)
  • Hardware and Power Settings
  • External Devices (USB Drives)
  • disk fail + replace
  • SSH into NAS
  • DHCP Server

Apps and Further Config

  • Antivirus
  • Setup Plex Media Server
  • Setup a WordPress Website
  • Setup and Run Virtual Machines (VM’s) on a Synology NAS
  • Migrating Data From One NAS to another NAS
  • How to Setup an iSCSI LUN on a Synology NAS & Sync it with a Windows Server
  • Setting up NFS or iSCSI storage on a NAS and connecting it to vSphere


  • Setting up a backup and recovery plan for VMs (using Active Backup for Business)
  • Backup NAS to USB Drive – Using USB Copy
  • Backup NAS to another NAS
  • Backup NAS to the AWS Cloud – Using CloudSync
  • Snapshots and Replication
  • How to setup a Backup Strategy for your Windows Server – Using a Synology NAS