This agreement must be read and agreed to before beginning any NetApp certification exam.
For passed exams
For failed exams
Once earned, certifications are active for 24 months.
Linked Hierarchal Certifications
It’s important to remember that linked logic only works if you hold an active NetApp Certified Data Administrator ONTAP certification when earning the higher-level certification. Linked logic cannot/will not revive an already expired certification.
Example: if a candidate earns the Professional-level NCDA certification on June 1, 2023, the expiration date for this certification is June 1, 2025 (24 months later). If the candidate then earns the Specialist-level NCIE SAN certification on February 1, 2024 (which has an expiration date of February 1, 2026). The earning of the Specialist-level certification (NCIE SAN) extends the expiration date of the Professional-level certification (NCDA) to February 1, 2026.
NetApp is committed to maintaining the credibility and value of the NetApp Certification Program (NCP) and the NCP brand. Individuals and organizations that commit exam fraud as described below undermine the value of the NCP for all participants. NetApp reserves the right to take action it deems appropriate against violators of the NCP Exam Security Policy. This benefits the credential holder in many ways:
Exam fraud comes in many forms. The following are examples of actions that NetApp considers to be exam fraud; in any form, whether done with intent or knowledge:
This list is not intended to be exhaustive. NetApp may take action in other circumstances where it deems that exam fraud has occurred, compromising exam security in any way. Actions may include revocation of your certification or barring you from future participation in the program. This policy may be updated from time to time without specific notice to you. NetApp asks that you review it regularly.
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Internal and external organizations that pursue the NetApp Certification Program (NCP) designations require status reports regarding individual and organizational progress. The following guidelines outline the policies and procedures for processing these requests for information. Specific requests outside these guidelines will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis by the NCP office.
Individual certification status is confidential. Individuals’ will find their records and status in their CertCenter account.
Certification status is reported to internal NetApp teams as required to support partner programs and customer requests. NetApp considers the following information as public information to NetApp internal teams:
Customers and partners make significant investments in training and testing related to the NetApp Certification Program. Status reports directly related to their investment may be requested to assess corporate status and partner qualifications. To request status information on customers and partners, the requestor must submit in writing a brief description of what information is required and the business justification. All submissions should be sent to email@example.com for approval and follow-up.
NetApp will, under approved situations described above, share certified status. We will not share individual exam-level information such as fail information, individual score, exams attempted, or number of exam attempts.
Any questions or requests related to this policy should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure that your certification data is connected to your Learning Center account, it is critical that you click here to enter your Certification ID.
NetApp may sell or distribute NetApp exam vouchers. We do not guarantee the authenticity of certification vouchers that are obtained from any individuals or entities other than NetApp, NetApp Authorized Learning Partners and Pearson VUE. Individuals who acquire and use counterfeit certification vouchers and/or certification vouchers obtained from an unauthorized source may be subject to sanctions at the discretion of NetApp, up to and including a lifetime ban on taking all future exams and the nullification of all previous exam results and certifications. NetApp will not compensate candidates for counterfeit vouchers or vouchers obtained from an unauthorized source.
NCP exam vouchers are provided in advance as future payment for registration for NCP exams. At the time of exam registration, the exam voucher value is applied to the exam fee.
Neither NetApp Authorized Learning Partners nor NetApp and its partners are responsible for vouchers that are lost or stolen.
NetApp vouchers are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-exchangeable and cannot have their expiration date extended. NetApp reserves the right to take appropriate actions against individuals who do not abide with the NetApp Certification Program policies.