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NS0-509
NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—SAN Specialist, ONTAP

We recommend that NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer–SAN, ONTAP candidates have six to 12 months of experience in planning, implementing, and validating end-to-end SAN solutions for customers in FC and iSCSI environments. Experience in SAN implementation within virtualized environments and within clustered environments is highly recommended.

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

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NS0-505
NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—SAN, E-Series

We recommend that NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer–SAN, E-Series candidates have six to 12 months of experience in installing, configuring, and managing E-Series storage systems in various SAN environments to provide reliable, high-performance block storage solutions.

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NS0-509
NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—SAN, ONTAP

The NS0-509 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 NCIE-SAN, ONTAP (NS0-509) exam includes the following topics:

ONTAP® SAN solution assessment

  • Identify that all prerequisites for the installation of NetApp® system, hosts, and FCP/FCoE switches are verified.
  • Identify a detailed inventory of SAN components
  • Describe the solution design and the hardware provisioned to meet customer’s requirements and expectations.

ONTAP SAN planning

  • Identify environmental and physical considerations
  • Describe storage controller configuration concepts
  • Describe switch configuration concepts
  • Describe host configuration concepts
  • Describe storage space utilization or management concepts

ONTAP SAN implementation and configuration

  • Demonstrate knowledge of clustered storage system node configuration tasks
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SVM configuration tasks
  • Demonstrate knowledge of clustered storage system FCP or NVMe configuration tasks
  • Demonstrate knowledge of clustered storage system iSCSI configuration tasks
  • Describe how to configure switches
  • Describe how to configure host systems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of storage space utilization or management concepts

ONTAP SAN implementation testing and troubleshooting

  • Demonstrate knowledge of testing tasks
  • Demonstrate knowledge of troubleshooting tasks

NS0-505
NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer –SAN, E-Series

The NS0-505 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 NCIE-SAN, E-Series (NS0-505) exam includes the following topics:

  • General knowledge and customer requirements
  • Resources and tools
  • Physical installation
  • SANtricity® configuration and installation
  • Host-specific configuration
  • Storage configuration
  • Environment upgrade
  • Problem determination

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

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