NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection Specialist Exam

Learn more about the NS0-512 exam for the NCIE—Data Protection Specialist certification.

NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection

The NS0-512 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 passing score for this exam is 65% (39 of 60 items answered correctly).

The NS0-512 exam includes the following topics:

NetApp Replication Technology
  • Describe how NetApp replication technology works.
  • Describe how high-availability configurations work
  • Identify the difference between synchronous and asynchronous replication for applications and VM
Planning Data Protection Implementation
  • Identify data protection solutions.
  • Demonstrate how to apply guidelines and use tools.
  • Describe the implementation steps for application- and virtualization-specific workloads, including Snapshot retention policies.
  • Demonstrate how to develop a course of action to recover customer data after a disaster.
  • Identify how to implement security related to data protection.
  • Describe how to plan for Data Protection in the data fabric.
Configuring Data Protection Software
  • Describe how to configure Snapshots, SnapMirror, SnapVault or MetroCluster.
  • Identify which tool to use to set up storage and schedule policies.
Operating Data Protection Deployments
  • Demonstrate how to back up or restore data.
  • Demonstrate how to locate and protect unprotected volumes.
  • Describe how to use WorkFlow Automator (WFA) products to orchestrate failover and failback for application servers.
  • Describe how to monitor primary and secondary storage capacities.
  • Describe how to use external backup applications.
  • Describe how to verify that backup and replication jobs are up-to-date.
  • Demonstrate how to validate that a backup can be restored.
Best Practices
  • Describe strategies for implementing NetApp data protection products in the data fabric.
  • Describe how to calculate transfer time based on the customer's available bandwidth and latency distance for NetApp data protection products.
  • Describe storage efficiency for data protection.
  • Describe automation policies for managing volume capacity.
  • Describe monitoring and reporting concepts.
Register now for this certification exam.

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

  • View exam results.
  • View certifications.
  • Update your personal and demographic information.
  • Download your eCertificates.
  • Download your certification logos.
  • Invite your employer and/or customers to verify your certifications.

Register for a certification exam.

Have a question? Contact us.