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Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-145

Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-502

Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-504

Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-155:

Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-156

Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-510

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General Questions

  • I deal first with the data management and network storage. Where to start?
    For an independent overview of how to design, implement, and support of network storage solutions, please visit the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Storage Networking Certification Program . The SNIA is an association dedicated to the promotion of technologies, standards and training programs for all IT professionals. The SNIA certification programs are aligned to certification programs and NetApp are recommended to anyone who wishes to acquire basic skills in data management and storage systems.
  • What does it cost to take a NetApp certification exam?
    All NetApp certification exams are managed by an external company. The price of the certification exam ranges from 150 to over U.S. $ 200 and varies depending on the exam and the country in which the exam is taken. For specific pricing information, visit www.pearsonvue.com / netapp .
  • How do I prepare for the exam?
    One of the most effective ways to prepare for a certification exam is to attend a training course offered by one of the authorized training partner for NetApp University. For a list of recommended training courses for specific examinations, visit the NetApp University Certification website and choose a certification program. Select an exam from the program page and scroll down to see the list of recommended training courses for that exam.  Visit the NetApp University community  to confront the training and certification preparation with NetApp experts and colleagues.

  • There are exercises for the exam?
    tutorials are available for the following certification exams:
  • Can I repeat a certification exam?
    You can repeat a NetApp certification exam up to 4 times over a period of 12 months, but between two attempts must spend 10 days.
  • How do I access and how can I change the information on my NetApp University account?
    can manage account data certification through the NetApp University Certification Database . From the database of certifications you can: 
    • Change your address
    • Check the status of a certificate
    • Request a certification logo

  • If you do not have an account for the database of the certificates, you can set one up by clicking on the link on the page reserved for new users to access the database. To create an account, you must enter your name, e-mail address and the registration number of the exam.
  • When will I be sent the certificate?
    results of the examination you will be provided immediately after the conclusion of the examination, while the delivery of the certificate may take up to six weeks . You can check the status of your certificate by visiting NetApp University Certification Database . If you do not have an account for the database of the certificates, you can set one up by clicking on the link on the page reserved for new users to access the database. To create an account, you must enter your name, e-mail address and the registration number of the exam.

  • How to apply for the certification logo?
    can request and use the logo of the certification awarded on receipt of the certificate. Keep in mind that it can take up to six weeks for delivery of the certificate. You can access the logo certification from your account in the NetApp University Certification Database . From within you can also consult the guidelines for the use of the logo. 

  • If you do not have an account for the database of the certificates, you can set one up by clicking on the link on the page reserved for new users to access the database. To create an account, you must enter your name, e-mail address and the registration number of the exam.
  • The certification expire?
    NetApp University Certifications are valid for a period of two years  from the date in which it was examined. To renew a certification, you must meet the requirements for recertification of the specific exam or advance to the next level of certification before the deadline. As long as you maintain the highest level of certification and to repeat it before the deadline, you will never have to repeat the lower-level certification or exam. The expiration date of the examination of the lower level will correspond to the higher-level exam. If you leave the top level certification expire, you will need to go back and repeat the certification from the lowest level, then return to the top level. You can check the expiration dates of the certifications and requirements in force in the NetApp University Certification Database.

  • What happened to the exam NCIE-Storage Security NS0-530?
    . Examination NCIE-Storage Security concerns DataFort NS0-530, a product reaches the end of its life cycle. NetApp has withdrawn this exam at the end of March 2010. If you are in possession of the NS0-530 certification, this will be valid until their expiry date that is two years from the date of graduation. If you have further questions on certification, you can send the your questions via the service center NetApp University .

Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-145

  • What are the general topics treated in the examination certification NS0-145?
    certification exam NS0-145 covers the following topics related to NetApp storage systems and solutions for the management and administration of Data ONTAP:
    • Fundamentals of storage
    • NetApp products
    • Key features of Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode
    • Administrative tasks and basic configuration of NetApp
    • Basics of SAN
    • Understanding Virtualization
    • CIFS administrative
    • NFS: administrative
    • Introduction to Cluster-Mode Administrator 7-Mode
  • The NS0-145 certification requires experience in the field?
    No. However, under the NetApp Certified Storage Associate program, you should complete the training for exam preparation.
  • Why is it necessary to support the certification exam NS0-145?
    With the certification on basic storage and fundamental elements prove knowledge of NetApp storage and you are able to integrate NetApp features in the design of systems and applications.
  • How long does the certification exam NS0-145 and what arguments take into account?
    The NS0-145 exam consists of 65 questions and the time allotted for its completion is about an hour and a half.
  • What is the score needed to pass the NS0-145?
    The score required to pass the exam is 80%.
  • There is a practical exam to achieve certification NS0-145?
    Yeah, you can see the practical test here .
  • What topics are taken into account in the examination NS0-145?
    • Components, protocols and technologies at the base of each storage architecture
    • Trend of the storage industry
    • NetApp Data ONTAP operating system
    • Technologies for storage efficiency
    • Family of management products NetApp OnCommand
    • Backup solutions integrated NetApp
    • Unique value of NetApp
    • Features and basic functions of the operating system Data ONTAP 7-Mode
    • Methods of processing of requests for reading and writing by the WAFL file system
    • Hardware (storage controller, shelf storage and network switches)
    • How to connect to a NetApp storage system using System Manager and the CLI (Command Line Interface)
    • Administrative activities of the base system for the management and protection of data
    • How to use the logging of messages and support functions for the maintenance of a NetApp NetApp storage system
    • Installation of OnCommand System Manager
    • Detection and addition of storage systems at the interface of OnCommand System Manager
    • Creating and managing aggregates, volumes, LUNs and qtrees
    • Configuring the Protocols CIFS, NFS, iSCSI and FC
    • Management units and vFiler Vserver
    • Managing workflows SnapLock Enterprise
    • Creating the VMware file system
    • Using the tool support AutoSupport
    • Features of SAN LUN and mode of correlation with the Data ONTAP storage system
    • Components of the FC SAN, FCoE and IP
    • Sizing and requirements of the LUN
    • Options multipathing for Fibre Channel and iSCSI
    • Components and functions of scalable SAN
    • Common Problems SAN environments and techniques for troubleshooting basic
    • Knowledge on server virtualization VMware and NetApp storage
    • CIFS configuration tasks: creating and managing CIFS shares, share-level security, and file
    • Administration and management of a storage system in a CIFS
    • Troubleshooting a CIFS environment
    • NFS protocol
    • Configuring the NFS on a NetApp storage system
    • NFS mounts and exports of
    • Troubleshooting basic NFS
    • Features and benefits of Data ONTAP 8.1 Cluster-Mode
    • Difference between physical and logical architectures of Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode and Data ONTAP 7G
    • Explanation of the difference between the interfaces of Data ONTAP 7G and Data ONTAP 7-Mode and Data ONTAP interface Cluster-Mode
  • What are the prerequisites for the NS0-145?
    Although not required prerequisites, it is an examination that tests the knowledge strictly in terms of storage and the many features and capabilities of NetApp storage solutions. If you do not have at least 2 years experience on NetApp storage, we encourage you to participate in the training indicated before you have the exam.

Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-155

  • What topics are taken into consideration in NS0-155?
    The NS0-155 covers topics such as administration of Data ONTAP, data protection, high availability, and large aggregates.
  • The NS0-155 certification requires experience in the field?
    Yes Candidates must have 6 to 12 months of experience in areas such as management, implementation and / or troubleshooting capabilities of Data ONTAP 7-Mode.
  • How long does the NS0-155?
    The NS0-155 provides 60 questions and the time allotted for its completion is about an hour and a half. 
  • There are exercises for the NS0-155?
    Not yet, but that will not be ready until the tutorial for the NS0-155 you can refer to the tutorial for the NS0-154: click  here .
  • What courses can I attend to prepare for NS0-155 exam?
    can prepare you for the NS0-155 exam by attending the following courses:
  • What are the pre-requisites for the NS0-155?
    There are no pre-requisites for the exam. 
  • After completing the training course and passed the exam, there are additional requirements to achieve certification?
    Nay; enough to complete the exam with enough
  • There is a guide to support the study for the exam 155?
    . yet, but will be available soon.
  • Will there be a new for Exam NS0-155 Data ONTAP 8.2 7-Mode Administrator?
    No

Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-502

  • What are the topics covered in the examination NS0-502?

    NS0-502 covers the following topics related to the implementation of SAN:

    • SCSI initiator and target
    • LUN mapping
    • Virtualization Best Practices
    • NPIV, ALUA, Multipathing
    • Data protection for SAN
  • The NS0-502 certification requires experience in the field?
    Yes Among the requirements for certification are included from 6 to 12 months of experience in areas such as planning, implementation and validation of SAN solutions end-to-end solutions for customers in FC and iSCSI environments. It is also recommended experience implementing SAN solutions in virtualized environments.
  • Why should I take the certification exam NS0-502?
    Certification for the implementation of SANs, including the implementation of SAN in virtualized environments, requires passing the exam NS0-502.
  • How long does the certification exam NS0-502 and what arguments take into account?
    The NS0-502 exam consists of 68 questions and the time allotted for its completion is about an hour and a half.
  • There are exercises for NS0-502 exam?
    Yes You can play the tutorial for the exam here .
  • What topics are taken into consideration in NS0-502?
    Configuration information for collection: Collection of configuration information for:
    • NetApp storage systems
    • Switch
    • Energy
    • Host
    • Applications

    Collection of information on deduplication, backup and preservation
    planning the configuration of storage controller
    Planning host configuration - Configure ALUA
    Create a plan Snapshot
    Planning the configuration of Ethernet switches
    Planning the configuration of zoning
    planning iSCSI configuration
    Configuring NetApp Storage Systems
    Configuration Host
    Configuration of the FC switch and Ethernet
    Implementation of SAN solutions in virtualized environments
    SAN Best Practices: Best Practices for VMs about data deduplication, thin provisioning, alignment, layout, storage, backup and recovery and NPIV
    technology enable FCoE Unified Connect and
    FCoE and Unified Connect Hardware
    Test implementation of SAN solutions

    • Create a plan for acceptance test
    • Testing connectivity host-to-storage
    • Testing availability of the LUNs during failover (multipath)
    • Test scenarios controller failover (multipath HA)
  • There is a guide to the study of support for the NS0-502?
    The guide study support NS0-502 provides a detailed description of each exam objective.
  • What are the pre-requisites for the NS0-502?
    order to achieve the NCIE-SAN certification, you must meet the requirements for the NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) and also pass the exam NCIE-SAN (NS0-502) .
  • The requirements for obtaining certification NCDA include:

    • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administrator (NS0-155)

    OR

    • Clustered Data ONTAP Administrator (NS0-156)
    • NOTE: Even if you can take an exam NCDA any, you should choose the NS0-155 - Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administrator, as more inherent to the subject in the examination NS0-502 - NCIE-SAN 7-Mode .

    Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-504

    • What topics are taken into consideration in NS0-504?
      The NS0-504 covers the following topics related to the implementation of SAN in a clustered environment:
      • Evaluation of a scalable SAN solution
      • Creating a plan to implement scalable SAN
      • Activities deployment and configuration of scalable SAN
      • Activities connectivity LUN
      • Activities connectivity FC, FCoE and iSCSI
      • Switch configuration
      • NPIV, ALUA, Multipathing
      • Data protection for SAN
      • Testing and troubleshooting
    • The NS0-504 certification requires experience in the field?
      Yes Among the requirements for certification are included from 6 to 12 months of experience in areas such as planning, implementation and validation of SAN solutions end-to-end solutions for customers in FC and iSCSI environments. It is also highly recommended experience implementing solutions in SAN-based environments in the cluster.
    • Why should I take the exam NS0-504?
      Certification for the implementation of SANs, including the implementation of SAN in cluster environments, requires passing the exam NS0-504.
    • How long does the NS0-504 and what arguments take into account?
      The NS0-504 exam consists of 65 questions and the time allotted for its completion is about an hour and a half.
    • What topics are taken into consideration in NS0-504?
      Gathering configuration information for
      • NetApp storage systems
      • Switch
      • Energy
      • Host
      • Applications

      Collection of information on deduplication, backup and preservation
      planning the configuration of storage controller
      Planning host configuration - ALUA configuration
      Creating a Plan Snapshot
      Schedule of the configuration of Ethernet switches
      Configuration Planning zoning
      Configuration Planning iSCSI
      Configuration Tasks storage systems :

      • Configuration Tasks for Clustered Data ONTAP 8.1.1
      • Configuration tasks Vserver and storage provisioning
      • Activities connectivity FC, FCoE and iSCSI
      • Activities connectivity LUN
      • Switch configuration
      • Host Configuration
      • Configuration Tasks for Storage Systems

      Platforms / virtualized environments: best practices in the field of SAN
      Technologies habilitation FCoE and Unified Connect
      Hardware FCoE and Unified Connect
      Configuring FCoE and Unified Connect
      Testing SAN implementation

      • Create a plan for acceptance test
      • Testing connectivity host-to-storage
      • Testing availability of the LUNs during failover (multipath)
      • Test scenarios controller failover (multipath HA)

       

    • There is a guide to the study of support for the NS0-504?
      The guide study support NS0-504 provides a detailed description of each purpose of examining
    • What are the pre-requisites for the NS0-504?
      order to achieve the NCIE-SAN certification, you must meet the requirements for the NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) and also pass the exam NCIE-SAN (NS0-504) .

      The requirements for obtaining certification NCDA include:

      • Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administrator (NS0-155)

        OR

      • Clustered Data ONTAP Administrator (NS0-156)
    • NOTE: Even if you can take an exam NCDA any, you should choose the NS0-156 - Clustered Data ONTAP as more inherent to the subject in the examination NCIE-SAN NS0-504 Data ONTAP clustered.

    Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-156

    • What topics are taken into consideration in the certification NS0-156?
      • Installation and management of LUNs
      • Configuring and Managing Cluster / High Availability / Epsilon
      • Management and resolution of problems inherent in SAN performance
      • Configure and manage iSCSI components
      • Configuration, management and resolution of problems related to the CIFS protocol
      • Configure, administer and troubleshoot the NFS protocol
      • Installation and management of Snapshot copies
      • Configuration, administration and troubleshooting SnapMirror
      • Configuring SnapVault
      • Configuring Remote Support Agent (RSA)
      • Configuration and administration of aggregates with dimensions and different disks
      • Understanding of the meaning of tape backup Vserver-aware
      • Understanding the underlying structure of LIF and its advantages
      • Description of the Infinite Volume
      • Description of Virtual Storage Tier
      • Description of courses and support pNFS 4.1
      • Description of single-node configurations and two nodes
    • Identification of new tools for transition

    • The NS0-156 certification requires experience in the field?
      Yes Candidates must have 6 to 12 months of experience in areas such as management, implementation and / or troubleshooting capabilities of Clustered Data ONTAP.
    • How long does the NS0-156?
      The NS0-156 provides 60 questions and the time allotted for its completion is about an hour and a half.
    • There are exercises for NS0-156 exam?
      Yes You can access it by clicking here
    • What are the pre-requisites for the NS0-156?
      There are no pre-requisites for the exam.
    • Frequently asked questions about certification NS0-510

      • What topics are taken into consideration in NS0-510?
      • The NS0-510 covers the following topics related to data protection:
        NS0-510 covers topics related to the Following Data Protection:
        • Snapshots
        • SnapVault
        • SnapMirror
        • SyncMirror
        • MetroCluster
        • SnapProtect
        • OnCommand System Manager
        • OnCommand Unified Manager
        • SnapManager
        • SnapDrive
      • The NS0-510 certification requires experience in the field?
        Yes Among the requirements for certification are included from 6 to 12 months of experience in areas such as planning, implementation and validation of end-to-end backup and recovery and data protection for customers. 
      • How long does the certification exam NS0-510 and what arguments take into account? ?
        The NS0-510 exam consists of 60 questions and the time allotted for its completion is about an hour and a half. The examination is organized into five sections
        • Section 1 - Operation of NetApp replication technology
        • Section 2 - Planning and implementation of solutions for data protection
        • Section 3 - Software Configuration Backup and Restore
        • Section 4 - Management of the implementation of backup and disaster recovery
        • Section 5 - Best Practices in the field of data protection and backup and recovery
      • There are exercises for NS0-510 exam?
        Yes You can play the tutorial here
      • There is a guide to the study of support for the NS0-510?
        The support rail study  for the exam NS0-510 provides a detailed description of each exam objective. 
      • What are the prerequisites for the NS0-510?
        order to achieve certification NCIE - Backup and Recovery, you must meet the requirements for the NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) and also pass the exam NCIE - Backup and Recovery (NS0-510 ).
      • Achieving certification requires NCDA exams:

        • Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode Administrator (NS0-155)

        OR

        • Data ONTAP 8.1 Cluster Administrator Mode (NS0-156)

      About Pearson VUE

      • Who is Pearson VUE?
        Pearson VUE (pearsonvue.com) specializes in courses and tests for computerized information technology, the universities, the public sector and testing programs for professionals throughout the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and organizes examinations through a network of test centers, widespread and secure, present in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, which includes organizations such as the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.
      • What are the changes to the procedure of admission for candidates NetApp?
        If you take examinations with the supervisor, the admission procedure now provides enhanced security measures for those wishing to take exams NetApp. In addition to the current requirements for admission and identification, candidates with an examination supervisor will be photographed today and will be asked to provide a digital signature. The photo and the signature will become a permanent part of the data NetApp certification of each candidate. Photos taken during the admission procedure will be printed on the reports related to the scores of the candidate and all data will be stored and safely protected from Pearson VUE. Candidates who take the online exams will not be photographed and will not be asked to provide a digital signature. 
      • What are the benefits of image capture and digital signatures?
        Digital photos may be used to guarantee to employers that the person presenting the credential certification is the same one that took the exam. At the same time the employees have the assurance that their credentials are protected. This initiative will also help to ensure that the certificates NetApp retain their value on the market. 
      • In what way will store the personal data of the participants in the test?
        Both NetApp Pearson VUE shall use strict measures to ensure the privacy of the data. Although the tests in IT constitute a significant part of Pearson VUE, the company is also involved in other tests in sensitive areas, from medical licenses GMAT. The same methods used for the collection, archiving and encryption of the data for these programs are used for NetApp certification program. For more information you can find the privacy policy of each company on their website. 
      • What forms of ID are acceptable for test takers To provide at the time of admission to a Pearson VUE test centreQuali documents must provide the candidates at the time of admission to a Pearson VUE test center?

        During the admission procedure to test the candidates must provide two (2) valid identification documents. The identification documents allowed are as follows:

        • Driver license
        • Passport
        • Other forms of identification issued by the government, such as identity card
        • Identification document for foreigners (green card, permanent resident visa)
        • Military identification document
        • School identification document - exceptionally
        • Credit card (with photo and signature) - only as a secondary identification document

      My account / book exam

      • If someone in the past has taken exams with Pearson VUE, you can use your account to schedule an exam?

        Yes, if in the past you have taken exams with Pearson VUE, you can use your account to book an exam. Log in with your username and password to the Pearson VUE website  www.pearsonvue.com / netapp / schedule . If you've previously taken exams NetApp might want to connect your history exam. We invite you to add the ID of the NetApp exams to your profile:

        • Select Update Profile [Update Profile]
        • Click on Additional Information [Additional Information]
        • Select and add the ID NetApp NetApp exams ID NETAPP # # # # # # # # in the box.
      • How do I connect the results of my previous examinations NetApp profile Pearson?
        Would you like to add the ID NetApp exams to your profile? Select Update Profile [Update Profile] and click on the "Additional Information" [Additional Information]; then select and add the ID NetApp NetApp exams Exam ID NETAPP # # # # # # # # into the box provided.
      • If someone does NOT have ever taken exams at Pearson VUE before, what to do to book an exam with Pearson VUE NetApp?
        Pearson VUE offers three different methods of recording: (1) register on the website of Pearson , (2) a representative call Pearson VUE or (3) contact the test center.
      • How far in advance applicants must cancel or reschedule appointments for their exams?
        Those who claim exams with supervisor must cancel or reschedule appointments 24 hours prior to the appointment date. For all voided transactions will be refunded
      • What will happen to the data stored and the chronology of the tests of those who have previously taken an exam with Prometric NetApp?
        All records are the property of NetApp and the information will remain in their possession. Likewise, all new records created through Pearson VUE will be forwarded to NetApp for processing and archiving. All records relating to examinations are available in the NetApp University Certification Database .
      • If someone has already taken exams with Prometric, his exams remain valid? You can complete the certification with Pearson VUE?
        Yes Because all previous and future results are the property of NetApp, this transition will NOT Affect existing certifications or certification paths. All exam history is available Within the NetApp University Certification Database .
      • As the candidate will have to wait to see the results of the examinations Pearson VUE system in NetApp?
        Pearson VUE has to send the test results to NetApp within 2-5 working days from the completion of the examination; the results are then loaded into the database of the NetApp University Certification. Keep in mind that during the transition period may be slight delays in the processing of test data. If you have recurring problems with obtaining the results of the examinations or with displaying them in the database NetApp, please contact the ' care of NetApp University .

    The test procedure

    • Pearson VUE offer all NetApp exams?
      Yes All NetApp exams that were available at Prometric and Pearson VUE will be available
    • Where can you find the Pearson VUE testing centers?
      Tests NetApp will be held at the Pearson VUE test centers located throughout the world. You will find a Pearson VUE testing center near you through the Test Center Locator .
    • The exams will be available at the same testing centers of the previous partner?
      Not necessarily. Pearson VUE has more than 5,000 test centers in 165 countries. To locate a center near you using the Test Center Locator .
    • What are the payment options at the time of booking an exam with a supervisor?

      You have the following payment options:

      • Credit card. We accept AMEX, VISA and Master Card.
    • Voucher Code. If you were given a voucher code, you can use it to pay the examination, provided that the examination is booked and held before the expiry of the period of validity of the code.
    • What should I do to get a receipt for appointments made ​​for exams?
      when candidates pay an exam with your credit card, you are automatically sent an email confirmation of payment (in English). The applicant may print this email as a receipt. 
    • In that way the candidates are informed about the appointment for their exam?
      Following the reservation of an examination supervisor, you will be sent an email with the details of the appointment. In the e-mail address will be given the date and time of the appointment, the seat of the test center, and directions to get there. A copy of the online confirmation must be printed and saved as a confirmation.
    • Pearson VUE sites can accommodate candidates with special needs? How do candidates receive the report on the score?
      Yeah, Pearson VUE and NetApp provide hospitality to those candidates who are recognized as people with special needs. If you need extra time to complete the exam or have other needs, please contact us directly.
    • How do candidates receive the report on the score?
      If you claim each exam with a supervisor at the center of PEARSON VUE test, participants will receive a printed score report before leaving the center.
    • The Exam Candidate Agreement is modified in some way with the transition from one test to another provider?
      No. The Exam Candidate Agreement is provided by NetApp and is valid for all exams is managed by either Prometric Pearson VUE.
    • Should I buy a voucher for an exam?

      No, applicants can also use a credit card to book or buy an exam.

    Run NetApp exams at your organization

    • How can my organization become a Pearson VUE test center?
      Becoming part of the Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centre network is easy if you meet some basic requirements. You will find an application form, technical specifications and instructions on our website at www.pearsonvue.com / pvtc / join .
    • What other IT exams can be taken at Pearson VUE testing centers?
      Pearson VUE organizes a wide range of well-known IT certification tests, including those from Adobe, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, EMC, Oracle, VMware, and others, many of which are exclusive Pearson VUE. In addition, Pearson VUE manages licensing and certification testing for a variety of professional and academic organizations.  Visit the www.PearsonVUE.com / programs for a complete list.


    • My organization is currently a Pearson VUE testing center. We must renew our agreement?

      No. We do not expect to make any changes to the agreement with the authorized testing centers.