NetApp Certified Support Engineer— ONTAP Specialist Exam

Learn more about the NS0-590 exam for the NCSE—ONTAP Specialist certification.

NetApp Certified Support Engineer - ONTAP Specialist

The NS0-590 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 64% (38 out of 60 items answered correctly).

The NS0-590 exam includes the following topics:


  • Demonstrate knowledge of user space process troubleshooting
  • Describe WAFL recovery
  • Demonstrate knowledge of aggregate relocation (ARL) or volume moves
  • Demonstrate knowledge of quorum troubleshooting
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cluster or node recovery
  • Describe storage efficiency
Platform and Storage
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to fix faulty storage components
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot for SAS/FC-AL cabling issues
  • Describe how to decode FIFO strings
  • Demonstrate knowledge how to solve HA hardware issues
Networking and Protocols
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to troubleshoot SAN connectivity
  • Demonstrate knowledge about advanced network troubleshooting
  • Describe NAS troubleshooting
  • Describe how to perform packet trace–based troubleshooting
  • Describe the differences in NFS versions
  • Describe different SMB features
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to analyze performance issues
  • Identify WAFL structure
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