NetApp Certified Data Administrators have proven skills in performing in-depth support, administrative functions, and performance management for NetApp storage controllers running the Data ONTAP® operating system in NFS and Windows® (CIFS) multiprotocol environments. They are able to implement high availability controller configurations. They also have detailed knowledge of SnapMirror®, SnapRestore®, and SnapVault®, which they use to manage and protect mission-critical data.

NCDA Requirements

Candidates for NCDA certification should have at least 6-12 months of field experience implementing and administering NetApp storage solutions in multiprotocol environments. Additionally, candidates taking the Clustered Data ONTAP Administrator exam should know how to implement HA controller configurations, SyncMirror for rapid data recovery, or clustered Data ONTAP solutions with either single- or multi-node configurations.

Logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully pass either the Data ONTAP 7-Mode Administrator (NS0-155) exam or the Clustered Data ONTAP Administrator (NS0-156) exam.

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Additional Resources

  • View the Frequently Asked Questions for NS0-155 and NS0-156 .
  • Take the practice test for NS0-155 and NS0-156.
  • Study NetApp product descriptions.
  • Visit the NetApp Library to review technical manuals, white papers, knowledge base articles, and other relevant information about our products.
  • See the NetApp University Learning Map for a complete list of NetApp University training courses.


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