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NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

Hi. Just for asking. I'm planning to take an exam for Netapp Certificate for Netapp Certified Storage Installation Engineer and now i noticed the code of exam have changed from NS0-180 to NS0-181. So, my question is :

 

1) Is it any different format of exam for this code's?

2) Any material preparation that i can get for my preparation for this exam?

3) Is it suffiecient if the material that refer only from netapp learningcenter? (http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certification/ncsie/index.aspx)

 

Hope anyone here can sharing info about this. Thanks

 

 

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

Hello,

 

The main difference between NS0-180 and NS0-181 is that NS0-180 focused on cDOT 8.3 while NS0-181 focuses on ONTAP 9.1.

 

The preparation materials for the NS0-181 can be found here: http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certification/ncsie/ncsie-prepare.aspx

 

As far as what is sufficient, it depends on your comfort level with the materials tested. Review the link above, take the practice test, read the documents cited in the Reference Document.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

 

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

Hi mate,

 

I am also studying for NSO-181. 

 

I would suggest NCSIE - Installation class which I attended in Sydney ONTAP Clustered Installation Workshop (ILT)

 

This is a lab+learning 2 full days course which is excellent.

 

 I  would strongly recommend following two trainings (FOC) if you have NetApp login as this is basic of what you need.

 

NetApp Universal FAS Installation (WBT)


Introduction to NetApp Installation Standard (WBT)

 

Please note NetApp suggest you to study NCDA (not required) to take this test which makes sense as it clears lot of architecture stuff for new 9.1 version.

 

You need to have your logic and clear understanding across cabling all new controllers, shelves and supported switches (40g) ones and switches.

 

I would suggest doing the self study as per the syllabus which I am doing right now. When I registered for the exam it did mention there are two stages of the exam.

 

I think you require to pass the first stage to move to next one. 

 

Syllabus

 

  • Basic Installation Topics and Tools
    • Describe installation preparation steps
    • Describe basic equipment installation steps
  • ONTAP Concepts
    • Identify general cluster terms used during installation
    • Identify ONTAP licensing for 9.1
  • ONTAP Networking
    • Describe the cluster network, e.g., multi-node, single node clusters
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose of the management network
    • Identify the networking components in a cluster environment
  • ONTAP Switches
    • Identify the functions of supported switches
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure/verify configuration requirements
  • ONTAP Configuration
    • Describe how to use NetApp configuration best practices
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how a node should be added or replaced
  • Customer Handoff
    • Describe how to complete the service report
    • Demonstrate knowledge of handoff procedures to the customer
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how to communicate completion and possible problem status
    • Identify contacts for additional help after handoff 

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

Thank for your reply on my inquiry. Just to ask whether with the two trainings (FOC) which is NetApp Universal FAS Installation (WBT) and Introduction to NetApp Installation Standard (WBT), it can be enough to me to pass the exam? Is it the topic in the exam completedly in there free module? Thanks

 

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

Hello,

 

NetApp Certification exams test beyond just what is taught in the classroom. We also test experience and strongly recommend that candidates for the NetApp Certified Storage Installation Engineer, ONTAP certification should have at least 6 to 12 months of experience with NetApp® ONTAP® solutions, including setting up, configuring, installing, testing, and troubleshooting NetApp storage systems.

 

Please work with the products and technology prior to taking the test as it will increase your likelihood of passing the exam.

 

Please contact me if you have any additional questions.

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

I just have an experience in netapp around 2-3 month. not much involved in real environment netapp setup and configuration. Mostly my references through the related netapp document for this site and also through a video reference like youtube. 

 

I don't know whether in my current state, it should be enough preparation to take this exam or not since this exam also in new code exam.

 

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

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I just nailed this exam and I am sure you definitely need more that 2-3 months of effort. I have enterprise level 7+ years hands on experience on NetApp and other vendor gear. I still had to put a lot of effort to update myself with all new ONTAP 9.1 architecture, functionality and networking including new FAS/AFF fleet, new 40g switches and also 12g ACP less shelves. Wish you good luck ! cheers Rajmatizer

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

Ok. Thank for your sharing information. I need ask your opinion on 2 thing regarding on this exam code :

 

1) From your opinion, is it the web-based (WBT) course listed in learning preparation in netapp portal is sufficient for take this exam? As i see, there a 2 WBT for free for this exam which is NetApp Universal FAS Installation (WBT) and Introduction to NetApp Installation Standard (WBT).

 

2) And is it any huge different in overall question in NCSIE NSO-181 and the previous one, NCSIE NSO-180 based on your observation? Your input very appreciate.

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

Yes 181 is totally different from 180 and the 181 practice test is also not that


Zulhadi wrote:

Ok. Thank for your sharing information. I need ask your opinion on 2 thing regarding on this exam code :

 

1) From your opinion, is it the web-based (WBT) course listed in learning preparation in netapp portal is sufficient for take this exam? As i see, there a 2 WBT for free for this exam which is NetApp Universal FAS Installation (WBT) and Introduction to NetApp Installation Standard (WBT).

 

2) And is it any huge different in overall question in NCSIE NSO-181 and the previous one, NCSIE NSO-180 based on your observation? Your input very appreciate.



relevant since it does not reflect Ontap9. Yes the 2 WBTs are helpful and recommended but not enough of what you need to know..

Re: NCSIE NS0-181 vs NCSIE NS0-180

but for the exam of NSO-181, WBT will enough to help me pass on the exam? Maybe you have any recommendation reading material that i can refer to help me pass this exam.

For now, i just totally focus on this 2 WBT that can be access in netapp portal.