NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection Specialist

NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection Specialists have proven skills in positioning NetApp disaster recovery solutions, assessing customer data storage requirements, and implementing backup and recovery solutions.

NCIE Data Protection logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully obtain NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA) certification, then pass the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection (NS0-513) exam.


NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection

The NS0-513 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 NS0-513 exam includes the following topics: 

ONTAP Replication Technology

Describe how ONTAP replication technology works within a NetApp Data Fabric including Snapshot copies and SnapMirror replication

Describe how high-availability configurations operate within an ONTAP Cluster

Describe how a MetroCluster configuration can ensure business continuity

Identify the difference between synchronous and asynchronous replication for applications and VM

Planning ONTAP Data Protection Implementation

Identify ONTAP data protection solutions in traditional on-premise configurations, private clouds, hybrid cloud, and storage tiering environments

Demonstrate how to apply ONTAP guidelines and use tools: sizing guidelines, Interoperability Matrix Tool, RPO calculator, Savings Calculator, Hardware Universe 

Describe the implementation steps for application- and virtualization-specific workloads, including Snapshot retention policies

Distinguish between a consistent file system and an application-consistent backup

Demonstrate how to develop a course of action to recover customer ONTAP data after a disaster

Identify how to implement security related to ONTAP data protection: NetApp Volume Encryption, NetApp Security Encryption, SnapLock, key management

Describe how to plan for ONTAP data protection in the Data Fabric

Configuring Data Protection Software

Describe how to configure ONTAP Snapshots, SnapMirror policies, SnapMirror for SVMs, and MetroCluster using the command-line interface and System Manager

Identify which tool to use to set up ONTAP-based storage and schedule policies

Operating Data Protection Deployments

Demonstrate how to back up or restore NAS, SAN, VM, object and application data using ONTAP

Demonstrate how to locate and protect unprotected ONTAP volumes using OnCommand Unified Manager

Describe how to use WorkFlow Automator (WFA) products to orchestrate failover and failback for application servers

Describe how to use SnapCenter as an external backup application

Describe how to verify that backup and replication jobs are up-to-date

Demonstrate how to validate that an ONTAP backup is successfully restored

Best Practices

Describe strategies for implementing ONTAP data protection products in the data fabric using SnapMirror, MetroCluster, Unified Data Replication (UDP), network compression, Cloud Backup

Describe how to calculate transfer time based on the customer's available bandwidth and latency distance for ONTAP data protection products

Describe storage efficiency for ONTAP data protection

Describe automation policies for managing volume capacity

Describe monitoring or reporting techniques for ONTAP data protection solutions

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