NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA ONTAP)

NetApp Certified Data Administrators have proven skills in performing in-depth support, administrative functions, and performance management for NetApp data storage controllers running the ONTAP operating system in NFS and Windows (CIFS) multiprotocol environments. They are able to implement high-availability controller configurations. They also have detailed knowledge of SnapMirror, SnapRestore, and SnapVault technologies, which they use to manage and protect mission-critical data.


NCDA logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully pass either of the following:

• NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NS0-159) exam

• NetApp Certified 7-Mode Data Administrator (NS0-155) exam 


NS0-159 

NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP

The NS0-159 exam includes 60 test questions, with an allotted time of 1-1/2 hours to complete. In countries where English is not the native language, candidates for whom English is not their first language will be granted a 30-minute extension to the allotted examination completion time. 


The NS0-159 exam includes the following topics: 

Architecture

Describe the concepts or components of a NetApp storage architecture.

Identify the configurations supported by ONTAP.

Describe supported configurations for clusters or nodes.

Core ONTAP

Describe ONTAP components or features.

Describe the concepts or operation of Storage Virtual Machines.

Describe how to use storage efficiency functions.

Identify the use of management tools.

High Availability

Describe how to configure, monitor or troubleshoot high-availability features.

Describe failover functions.

Front-End Client Protocols

Describe how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot NAS protocols.

Describe how to configure, monitor or troubleshoot SAN protocols.

Networking

Describe network concepts or components.

Describe how to configure, monitor or troubleshoot networks.

Describe how to configure, monitor or troubleshoot cluster interconnects.

Storage Provisioning

Describe how to create, configure or expand aggregates.

Describe how to create or configure volumes.

Describe disks, disk shelves or RAID groups.

Performance

Describe how to use performance or analysis tools.

Describe usage or rules for storage tiering.

Describe QoS.

Security and Compliance

Describe ONTAP security concepts, strategies or configurations.

Describe encryption features.

Describe compliance features.

Data Protection

Describe NetApp storage protection concepts, operations or functions.

Describe how to configure, administer, or troubleshoot data protection.


NS0-155 

NetApp Certified 7-Mode Data Administrator

The NS0-155 exam includes 60 test questions, with an allotted time of 1-1/2 hours to complete. In countries where English is not the native language, candidates for whom English is not their first language will be granted a 30-minute extension to the allotted examination completion time. 


The NS0-155 exam includes the following topics: 

SAN introduction:


Overview

Administration

Performance and Troubleshooting

Field Experience

FCP Components and Configuration 

iSCSI Components and Configuration 

CIFS

Configuration and Management

Administration

Quota

Troubleshooting

Field Experience

MP

Qtree Security Style

Field Experience

NFS

Configuration and Management

Performance and Troubleshooting

Field Experience

Aggregate Reallocation 

Windows support 

Deduplication 

Large Aggregates – Features and Configuration 

High Availability and Data Protection MP

Snapshot™ copies

SnapRestore

Asynchronous and Synchronous SnapMirror Technology

SnapVault Software

SnapLock Compliance Software

MetroCluster™ Software

Protection Manager

Performance



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