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 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 57% (34 out of 60 items answered correctly).

    The NS0-590 exam includes the following topics:

    Data ONTAP

    • 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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