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Network Appliance Certifications

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  • NCDA ONTAP - NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP
  • NCIE - DPS - NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer - Data Protection Specialist
  • NCIE - SAN ONTAP - NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer - SAN Specialist, ONTAP
  • NCSE - NetApp Certified Support Engineer
  • NCSE - ONTAP - NetApp Certified Support Engineer ONTAP
  • NCSIE ONTAP - NetApp Certified Storage Installation Engineer, ONTAP
  • NCTA - NetApp Certified Technology Associate

Hybrid Cloud

  • NCHC - IE - NetApp Certified Hybrid Cloud - Implementation Engineer
  • NCHCA - NetApp Certified Hybrid Cloud Administrator
  • NCTA - NetApp Certified Technology Associate

Converged Infrastructure

  • NCTA - NetApp Certified Technology Associate

Network Appliance Exams

  • NS0-003 - NetApp Certified Technology Associate
  • NS0-162 - NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP
  • NS0-175 - Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design
  • NS0-176 - Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist
  • NS0-184 - NetApp Certified Storage Installation Engineer, ONTAP
  • NS0-194 - NetApp Certified Support Engineer

NetApp, Inc. (formerly known as Network Appliance, Inc.) is a US-based company that provides products, services & solutions regarding computer storage & data management. What’s more, this company specializes in data through industry-leading solutions working in a variety of environments and the biggest clouds in the digital world.

NetApp was established by Michael Malcolm James Lau and David Hitz, in 1992. Actually, it is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. In 2019, NetApp was named No. 1 in primary storage by Gartner.

Technology

NetApp offers a broad range of products related to cloud services, hybrid cloud, enterprise applications, DevOps, artificial intelligence, VDI, as well as data storage, management, and protection. In addition, NetApp has strategic partnerships in areas such as automotive, electrical design automation, financial services, game development, healthcare, media, oil & gas, and government.

The series of NetApp filers was the company's groundbreaking innovation. Filer or FAS (Fabric-Attached Storage) is one kind of storage device that owns and controls a filesystem. NetApp-filers apply FC protocol, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, iSCSI protocol, etc. The filers are run by NetApp's proprietary operating system called Data ONTAP that includes code diverse operating systems. NetApp deduplication technology called NetApp Dedupe is suitable for recent NetApp filermodels.

In the meantime, NetApp Virtual Tape Library (VTL) provides a magnetic tape data storage virtualization service

Certification

NetApp certifications are offered to the highly expert NetApp professional, who possess the essential skills to administer & deploy the advanced NetApp technologies. These certification tracks range from different levels: Associate, Professional, Specialist, and Expert.

Moreover, the entire accreditation program has three technical categories:

  • Data Pathway. Here you can get the certification at the associate level (NetApp Certified Technology Associate), the professional level (e.g. NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP), and the specialist level (NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer SAN Specialist, E-Series).
    In more detail, for example, the NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) certification has been designed for the professionals who provide in-depth support, control performance management and operate administrative functions for NetApp storage controllers that run the Data ONTAP® operating system in Windows® (CIFS), NFS, etc. in environments with multi-protocols. Moreover, NCDA certified professionals get expertise in SnapMirror®, SnapVault®, SnapRestore®, high-powered controller configurations, etc.
  • Hybrid Cloud Pathway. There are options available at all four levels. So you can start with the NetApp Certified Technology Associate and NetApp Certified Hybrid Cloud Administrator designations. Then earn the NetApp Certified Hybrid Cloud Implementation Engineer certification to prove the proficiencies in comprehending customer storage requirements, implementing iSCSI SAN solutions &Fibre Channel, incorporating diverse operating systems & applications such as DB2®, Microsoft® Exchange, Oracle®, Microsoft SQL Server™, etc. And become an expert through the NetApp Certified Hybrid Cloud Architect designation.
  • Converged Infrastructure Pathway. Here, you are encouraged to take the NetApp Certified Technology Associate qualification to demonstrate your confident understanding of NetApp storage and related data management technologies and products in light of the rapid evolution of hybrid clouds. After that, you can advance to the Specialist level and complete accreditations such as Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design Specialist and/or Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist.

As you understand, to get each certification you must pass the appropriate qualifying exam, which is available both online and at the offices of the NetApp partner known as Pearson VUE. At the same time, NetApp also contributes to the success of the candidate and for each exam offers a broad list of resources and study preparation tools to help you prepare well for the final evaluation. Thus, you can opt for the web-based training, virtual instructor-led training, instructor-led training& workshops, on demand classroom (ODS), and numerous effective videos.