IBM Certified Solution Advisor – SoftLayer: Certification Prep

  • Individuals looking to achieve IBM Certified Solution Advisor SoftLayer certification
  • Business Partners seeking to achieve or maintain membership levels (silver, gold, and platinum)
  • Cloud and SoftLayer sellers

Please contact us for more details.

Expected Duration
1 day


This course is a comprehensive review of SoftLayer concepts and covers the six objectives of the Foundations of SoftLayer V1 exam. You will gain knowledge in uncommon topics to further prepare you for certification.

This half-day course is taught as an interactive discussion including instructor lecture, demos, and self-study.


1. Cloud Computing

  • Cloud Definition
  • Cloud Platform Services
  • Types of Cloud

2. SoftLayer Infrastructure Data Centers Options

  • SoftLayer
  • SoftLayer Data Centers Network
  • Infrastructure Management System (IMS)
  • SoftLayer SLA and MSA

3. Compute Servers

  • Virtual Servers
  • Bare Metal Server
  • Private Cloud on SoftLayer
  • Hybrid Cloud on SoftLayer
  • Standard and Flex Images

4. Networking

  • SoftLayer Infrastructure Global Network
  • Firewalls in SoftLayer
  • Load Balancers
  • Auto Scale
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN)

5. Storage

  • Cloud Storage
  • File Storage
  • Storage Configuration Options
  • Object Storage
  • QuantaStor
  • Comparing Storage Types

6. Back Up and Disaster Recovery

  • EVault
  • Idera
  • Object Storage
  • Disaster Recovery

7. Managed Services

8. Designing for SoftLayer

  • IBM Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (CCRA)



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