NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (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 Requirements 

Candidates for NCDA certification should have at least 6-12 months of field experience implementing and administering NetApp storage solutions in multiprotocol environments. Additionally, candidates taking the NetApp Certified Clustered Data ONTAP Administrator exam should know how to implement HA controller configurations, SyncMirror for rapid data recovery, or clustered Data ONTAP solutions with either single- or multi-node configurations.

The new NetApp Certified Data Administrator, Clustered Data ONTAP (NS0-157) exam will be available in May 2015, and will replace the current NS0-156 exam.

NCDA Logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully pass any of the following:

  • NetApp Certified 7-Mode Data Administrator (NS0-155) exam
  • NetApp Certified Clustered Data ONTAP Administrator (NS0-156) exam
  • NetApp Certified Data Administrator, Clustered Data ONTAP (NS0-157) exam (replaces NS0-156 in May 2015)

Recommended preparation:

NS0-155
NetApp Certified 7-Mode Data Administrator
Data ONTAP 7-Mode Fundamentals (WBT)
Architecture, Configuration, and Implementation of Flash Pool (WBT)
Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administration (ILT)

Accelerated NCDA Boot Camp Data ONTAP 7-Mode (ILT)
Our five-day ANCDA Bootcamp will prepare you for the NS0-155 Data ONTAP 7-Mode certification exam.

OR

NS0-156
NetApp Certified Clustered Data ONTAP Administrator (to be replaced by NS0-157 in May 2015)
Clustered Data ONTAP Fundamentals (WBT)
Architecture, Configuration, and Implementation of Flash Pool (WBT)
Data ONTAP 8 Cabling (WBT)
Clustered Data ONTAP Administration (ILT)
Data ONTAP Data Protection Administration (ILT)

OR

NS0-157
NetApp Certified Data Administrator, Clustered Data ONTAP (available May 2015 – will replace NS0-156)
Clustered Data ONTAP Fundamentals (WBT)
Architecture, Configuration, and Implementation of Flash Pool (WBT)
Data ONTAP 8 Cabling (WBT)
Clustered Data ONTAP Administration (ILT)
Data ONTAP Data Protection Administration (ILT)

Alternatively, the recommended preparatory training for NS0-156 in addition to 2 years of field experience will prepare candidates to successfully take the new NS0-157 exam.

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