IBM Certified Solution Advisor - SoftLayer: Certification Prep



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.


  • 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

Learning Objectives

In-depth coverage of the six objectives required to pass the Foundations of SoftLayer V1 exam (C5050-100).

  1. SoftLayer Introduction
  2. SoftLayer Core Offerings
  3. SoftLayer Ancillary Offerings
  4. SoftLayer Advanced Offerings
  5. SoftLayer Configuration
  6. SoftLayer Workloads and Solutions

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)