NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA)

NetApp Certified Data Management Administrators have proven skills in performing in-depth support, administrative functions, and performance management for NetApp storage appliances running the Data ONTAP® operating system in NFS and Windows® (CIFS) multiprotocol environments. They are able to implement active-active controller configuration and SyncMirror® for continuous data availability and rapid data recovery in the event of a disaster. They also have detailed knowledge of SnapMirror®, SnapRestore®, and SnapVault®, which they use to manage and protect mission-critical data.

Successful candidates should have at least 6-12 months of field experience. Additionally, candidates taking the Data ONTAP 8.0 7-Mode exam should also have experience implementing and administering large aggregates.

Logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully pass the NS0-155 exam OR the NS0-156 exam.

Required Exams

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

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

Register for an NCDA Certification Exam
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Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administrator
Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode: New Features Enroll
Data ONTAP 7-Mode Fundamentals Enroll
Take the practice test for this exam.
Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode
Our five-day ANCDA Bootcamp will prepare you for the NS0-155 Data ONTAP 7-Mode certification exam.


Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode Administrator
Data ONTAP 8.1 Cluster-Mode: New Features (recommended) Enroll
Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode Fundamentals Enroll
Data ONTAP 8 Cabling Enroll
Data ONTAP Cluster-Mode Administration Enroll
Take the practice test for this exam.

Note: To enroll in NetApp University training courses, you will need a NetApp Support Site account.

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