NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection Specialist Exam

    Learn more about the NS0-513 exam for the NCIE—Data Protection Specialist certification.

    NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection

    The NS0-513 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.

    The NS0-513 exam includes the following topics:

    ONTAP Replication Technology
    • Describe how ONTAP replication technology works within a NetApp Data Fabric including Snapshot copies and SnapMirror replication
    • Describe how high-availability configurations operate within an ONTAP Cluster
    • Describe how a MetroCluster configuration can ensure business continuity
    • Identify the difference between synchronous and asynchronous replication for applications and VM
    Planning ONTAP Data Protection Implementation
    • Identify ONTAP data protection solutions in traditional on-premise configurations, private clouds, hybrid cloud, and storage tiering environments
    • Demonstrate how to apply ONTAP guidelines and use tools: sizing guidelines, Interoperability Matrix Tool, RPO calculator, Savings Calculator, Hardware Universe 
    • Describe the implementation steps for application- and virtualization-specific workloads, including Snapshot retention policies
    • Distinguish between a consistent file system and an application-consistent backup
    • Demonstrate how to develop a course of action to recover customer ONTAP data after a disaster
    • Identify how to implement security related to ONTAP data protection: NetApp Volume Encryption, NetApp Security Encryption, SnapLock, key management
    • Describe how to plan for ONTAP data protection in the Data Fabric
    Configuring Data Protection Software
    • Describe how to configure ONTAP Snapshots, SnapMirror policies, SnapMirror for SVMs, and MetroCluster using the command-line interface and System Manager
    • Identify which tool to use to set up ONTAP-based storage and schedule policies
    Operating Data Protection Deployments
    • Demonstrate how to back up or restore NAS, SAN, VM, object and application data using ONTAP
    • Demonstrate how to locate and protect unprotected ONTAP volumes using OnCommand Unified Manager
    • Describe how to use WorkFlow Automator (WFA) products to orchestrate failover and failback for application servers
    • Describe how to use SnapCenter as an external backup application
    • Describe how to verify that backup and replication jobs are up-to-date
    • Demonstrate how to validate that an ONTAP backup is successfully restored
    Best Practices
    • Describe strategies for implementing ONTAP data protection products in the data fabric using SnapMirror, MetroCluster, Unified Data Replication (UDP), network compression, Cloud Backup
    • Describe how to calculate transfer time based on the customer's available bandwidth and latency distance for ONTAP data protection products
    • Describe storage efficiency for ONTAP data protection
    • Describe automation policies for managing volume capacity
    • Describe monitoring or reporting techniques for ONTAP data protection solutions
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