Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Beginners

Introduction to NAS devices based on Synology DS218j - installing hard disks, sharing files, streaming music, and more

4.35 (861 reviews)


1 hour


May 2020

Last Update
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What you will learn

Overview of NAS

Hardware installation

Sharing files

Streaming music

Creating a photo album

Making a backup

Installing WordPress on NAS

Manage IP cameras


Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have become essential storage places for home and business. They are easy to set up and offer a lot of interesting features. Join this course to learn how to buy a decent NAS unit, install hard disks, connect to the network and perform basic configurations. Learn how to share files with your friends using a Dropbox-style application, manage your photos, stream music, and deploy a WordPress website.

This course is designed for beginners and is based on one of the latest NAS units from Synology - DS218j - a small, affordable device.

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Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Beginners
Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Beginners
Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Beginners
Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Beginners



What Will I Learn?

What is a NAS device?

Hardware Installation

Booting up

Basic Configuration

Sharing files

Your own Dropbox-like application


Creating a Photo Album

Streaming Music

Your own Website

Managing IP Cameras


BONUS LECTURE - Learn More About Networking

IP Cameras

How to Forward a port on a Router

Introduction to Cisco

Mapping Drives


David28 July 2020

A comprehensive overview of the basics of NAS, and the Synology management software. Some of the features and packages are now deprecated or updated with newer versions.

Georgios17 July 2020

It is very nice and very informative course with a very short videos and direct to the point without waffle! I strongly recommended for everyone who wants to get a good idea and a general overview to learn Network Attached Storage (NAS) for Beginners!

Saul3 July 2020

GREAT for beginner stuff. Not what I was looking for. Needed to know how to setup and get going on using. transfer files, network folder connection, etc.

Mayank15 April 2020

NAS course enjoyed but it seems disconnected. My suggestion to have some real example to map for such a short course.

Konstantinos4 April 2020

The demonstrated features of NAS in the Network Section were the basics and only the default options for setting things up were presented. Since this is a course either for free or for beginners, some more advanced options could be shown and explained.

Charles7 December 2019

The course was decent, but the instructor goes very quickly through some of the material, rapidly clicking on links, and it can be difficult to follow. Fortunately, I can replay the course to review items that went too quickly, but this is the reason for not giving a higher score.

Damian19 September 2019

As always, very good training form Mariusz. It is a pleasure to learn form Mariusz. I recommend this training for everyone, most the person who want to have SAN device at home.

Andrew20 August 2019

Since this is a beginner course it would be more useful if you explained general concepts a bit better - not sure if you plan on doing these later

Luis13 August 2019

De facto e uma experiencia boa, a cada video assistido fica mais interessante e o conteudo esta bem organizado e facil de aprender.

Glenn12 July 2019

While not directly what I was looking for it was informative. I was looking more for how to use a NAS as backup to my PCs, not really a mass storage device. So what I gleamed though was maybe I was looking at my requirements incorrectly.

Nurashikin11 June 2019

I was assigned a task at work to manage NAS storage issues. Learning the videos here allow me to have more insights and understanding on how to manage the NAS. This helps me to troubleshoot efficiently.

Jerome28 May 2019

Love this course. Very informative. The course is true to its title, NAS for Beginners. If you are new to NAS and interested in installing it in your home, this course should be where you begin.

Joe17 March 2019

Very basic. I didn't actually see a VPN setup or a static example which based on the things you were saying seemed worthwhile.

Edson12 February 2019

O curso tem um título bem genérico, porém trata-se de uma configuração de um dispositivo de uma marca específica, não chega a ensinar os conceitos da tecnologia, e sim um manual de instalação e configuração do dispositivo específico.

Yaasir13 January 2019

woow amazing courses realy i get it but if i buy nass then i made my server can i need domain to accses my website


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