NetApp Certified Storage Associates demonstrate a basic understanding of NetApp storage systems and Data ONTAP administration and management solutions. They understand the features and functions of 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP, and are able to perform basic administration of NetApp storage controllers running the Data ONTAP® operating system in NFS and Windows® (CIFS) multiprotocol environments.

NCSA Requirements

NCSA is the foundational NetApp certification. The training listed below will prepare you for the NCSA exam. Though the NCSA is an entry-level storage administration certification, it is a rigorous exam that will test your knowledge of the storage industry and specific features and functions of NetApp solutions. If you do not have at least 2 years of experience with NetApp storage, we strongly recommend you take the training before you take the exam to ensure your success.

For qualified academic institutions we offer a fully web-based version of the courses and labs – for more information, visit our Academic Alliances site.

Logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully pass the NS0-145 exam.

Recommended preparation:

Note: To enroll in NetApp University training courses, you will need a NetApp Support Site account. Create a NetApp Support Site account.

Register for This Certification Exam
Registration and administration for NetApp certification exams are handled by a third-party testing company.Register now for this certification exam. If you are a student, and applying for this program through your academic institution, please visit our Academic Alliances site for additional information on the program and how to enroll.

Additional Resources

  • View the Frequently Asked Questions for NS0-145
  • Take the practice test for NS0-145 (PDF).
  • 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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