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NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA)

NetApp Certified Data Administrators have proven skills in performing in-depth support, administrative functions, and performance management for NetApp storage controllers running the Data 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®, which they use to manage and protect mission-critical data.

NCDA logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully pass the NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NS0-161) exam.

Prerequisites

Candidates for NCDA (NetApp Certified Data Administrator) certification should have at least six to 12 months of field experience implementing and administering NetApp® data storage solutions in multiprotocol environments. In addition, candidates taking the NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP exam should know how to implement HA controller configurations, SyncMirror® software for rapid data recovery, or ONTAP® solutions with either single- or multi-node configurations.

Exams

NS0-159 NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP

The NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NS0-161) 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 NCDA ONTAP (NS0-161) exam includes the following topics:
Storage Platforms
  • Describe knowledge of physical storage systems.
  • Describe software-defined on-premises or cloud storage systems.
  • Describe how to upgrade or scale ONTAP clusters.
Core ONTAP
  • Describe ONTAP system management.
  • Describe high availability concepts.
  • Describe how to manage Storage Virtual Machines (SVM).
Logical Storage
  • Describe how to use logical storage features.
  • Describe NetApp storage efficiency features.
  • Describe NetApp ONTAP Data Fabric solutions.
Networking
  • Describe how to use network components.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot network components.
SAN Solutions and Connectivity
  • Describe how to use SAN solutions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot SAN solutions.
NAS Solutions
  • Describe how to use NAS solutions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot NAS solutions.
Data Protection
  • Describe how to use ONTAP data protection solutions.
  • Describe how to use SnapMirror.
  • Identify MetroCluster concepts.
Security
  • Describe protocol security.
  • Describe security hardening.
  • Describe inflight or at rest encryption.
  • Identify SnapLock concepts.
Performance
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to administer ONTAP performance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot storage system performance.