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Important NetApp Certification Program Updates Implemented

Today (May 15, 2015) NetApp updated our NetApp certification exams to extend training and certification opportunities for the latest NetApp Data ONTAP® technology. We also implemented changes to the NetApp® Certification Program (NCP), designed to increase market recognition and protect the validity of the NetApp certifications that you work so hard to achieve.

New Exams
NetApp launched the following new exams:

  • NS0-157 NetApp Certified Data Administrator, Clustered Data ONTAP. Passing this exam will earn you the NetApp Certified Data Administrator, Clustered Data ONTAP (NCDA cDOT) credential.
  • NS0-506 NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer – SAN, Clustered Data ONTAP. Passing this exam, and holding an active NCDA cDOT certification, will earn you the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer – SAN Specialist, Clustered Data ONTAP (NCIE SAN cDOT) credential.
  • NS0-511 NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer – Data Protection. Passing this exam, and holding an active NCDA cDOT certification, will earn you the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer – Data Protection Specialist (NCIE Data Protection) credential.

 


Protecting the Value and Validity of NetApp Certifications
Following industry best practices, NetApp implemented Provisional Exam Scoring. Candidates who achieve a passing score will receive a "Provisional Exam Score Report" after completing their NCP exam at a Pearson VUE testing center, or private testing event. Final exam results will be confirmed once a validity check is complete, as defined by the NCP exam security policies (http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certifications/security-policy.aspx), and will be made available in CertCenter within three (3) business days of the exam.


Certification Program Policy Changes
In addition to the above, we implemented other minor policy changes. We have extended the active period of an exam from 24 to 27 months so that partners and customers can more easily renew their certifications at the NetApp Insight event.


For more information, view the NCP Program Changes and NCP Program Changes FAQ.

Register now for the new exams.


If you have questions or comments, please contact us at ncp@netapp.com.