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.

Classes can be scheduled for non-US timezones. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. Also ask about video option.

Course Title & Description Schedule

Prices will increase April 1st. All bundles purchased before April 1 will stay at the introductory $1k pricing, even if classes are scheduled in April or May.

FreeNAS Class Bundle

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)
  • Advanced Admin (3-4 hours)

$1,000 ($200 savings)

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

April 1st, 10 AM CST $349

May 6th, 10 AM CST $349

June 3rd, 10 AM CST $349

Freenas Replication and Sharing (3-4 hours)

15 student limit

Learn to use Freenas built in replication tools including:

  • Create, manage, and clone snapshots
  • Replicate data, local and remote
  • Understand the differences between the sharing protocols
  • Setup NFS and AFP shares
  • Understand and configure CIFS
  • Configure iSCSI targets

April 8th, 10AM CDT $349

May 13th, 10AM CDT $349

June 10th, 10AM CDT $349

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

15 student limit

You will learn

  • Learn to design systems based on different capacity and use case.
  • Design systems for virtualization, workgroup, video, database or archive/backup.
  • Learn how to design for balanced capacity, performance and redundancy.
  • Learn common tunables for different configurations

April 15th, 10AM $349

May 20th, 10AM $349

June 17th, 10AM $349

FreeNAS Advanced Admin

10 student limit

Topics include

  • Analyzing debug info
  • Jails
  • Accessing the console
  • zfs/zpool command line
  • Understand and Integrate to Active Directory
  • Tools for debugging permissions/access
  • Setting up other network services

Network Administration

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

April 22nd, 10AM CDT $349

May 27th, 10AM CDT $349

June 24th, 10AM CDT $349