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

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.

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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


February 4th, 10AM CDT Now 9.3

March 4th, 10 AM CST Now 9.3

April 1st, 10 AM CST Now 9.3

FreeNAS Sharing Deep Dive (3-4 hours)

15 student limit

You will learn:

  • Understand the differences between the sharing protocols
  • Setup NFS and AFP shares
  • Understand and configure CIFS
  • Configure iSCSI targets


February 11th, 10AM CDT Now 9.3

March 11th, 10AM CDT Now 9.3

April 8th, 10AM 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 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


February 18th, 10AM Now 9.3

March 18th, 10AM Now 9.3

April 15th, 10AM Now 9.3

FreeNAS Advanced Admin

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
  • Setting up other network services

Network Administration

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

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.


February 25th, 10AM CDT Now 9.3

March 4th, 10AM CDT Now 9.3

April 1st, 10AM 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)
  • Advanced Admin (3-4 hours)

$1,000 ($200 savings)