NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection Specialist

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You have proven skills in positioning NetApp® disaster recovery solutions, assessing customer data storage requirements, and implementing backup and recovery solutions.

NCIE-DP logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully obtain NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA) certification, then pass the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection (NS0-527) exam.

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NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection

NCIE-Data Protection Specialist candidates must first achieve the NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) certification.

We recommend that NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection candidates have six to 12 months of experience with: NetApp ONTAP replication technology, planning and implementing data protection solutions, configuring backup and recovery software, operating backup and disaster recovery deployments.

Recommended Training and Resources:

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

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NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection

The NS0-527 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.

Your results will be available in CertCenter two (2) to five (5) business days after you complete your exam.

The NS0-527 exam includes the following topics:

Data Protection Design Solutions

  • Describe how to design data protection solutions
  • Describe the use of Snapshot technology
  • Describe network connectivity requirements

NetApp ONTAP Core Data Protection

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Snapshot technologies
  • Describe methods of data protection or data redundancy on an ONTAP system
  • Demonstrate the use of data efficiencies as it relates to data protection
  • Describe NetApp ONTAP data protection mechanisms
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot protection configurations

NetApp ONTAP Replication Solutions

  • Describe SnapMirror technologies
  • Demonstrate how to administer hybrid cloud data protection solutions

NetApp Data Protection Software

  • Describe how to install NetApp data protection software
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to administer NetApp data protection software

NetApp ONTAP Business Continuity Solutions

  • Demonstrate knowledge of MetroCluster operations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SnapMirror business continuity solutions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SVM-DR operations

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