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.
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