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NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hi All,

I am looking at learning about NetApp for possible future employment, however, i have no previous experience with NetApp products.


I have been looking at getting a basic certification to gain some experience with the products.

My current employer does not use NetApp but i am seeing this as an increasing requirement.

 

Any pointers would be good. Been thinking of buying a netapp device from ebay just to "play" with.

 

All comments gratefully received.

 

 

James

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hi James,

 

For individuals new to NetApp products and certification, my recommendation is to look at the NetApp Certified Storage Associate certification (information found here: http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certification/ncsa/index.aspx). This certification is precisely for individuals new to NetApp products and technologies. An overview of this certification is found on this initial page. Recommended preparation is found on the Prepare tab. These are all web-based courses and provide you with the information needed to earn this certification. Once you are ready to take the exam, click on the Exam tab.

 

Once you have gained this basic knowledge, identify what type of role you would like to explore and follow the recommended training on the NetApp Certification page (http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certification/index.aspx). All of our certifications are listed by job role. The next logical certification to explore would be the NetApp Certified Data Administrator. Click on the link of the technology you are interested in (Clustered Data ONTAP or 7-Mode).

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hi Greg,

Thanks for coming back to me so quick. I have now started the free web training. 

1 thing though, i have gone through the Virtualization Fundamentals and watched all. The completion notification in the top left went to green and said i had completed but there was no exit but so closed the tab but it doesnt appear to have recorded that i went through it.

 

 

Looking forward to the next web training over the next few days.

 

Cheers

James

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hi James,

 

Try launching the course again and confirm that it has saved your progress and then exit the course. Sometimes, the browser times-out causing the issue you mention. If that doesn't occur, then please contact NetAppU Support at netappusupport@netapp.com (it's best that you contact them directly because if I contact them it will open the ticket for my email account instead of yours). Let them know about this issue and they can manually mark the course as complete in the LMS.

 

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

hello there,

I am having problem accessing the learning modules. When I click on Storage Fundamentals (WBT) at http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certification/ncsa/ncsa-prepare.aspx , I get redirected to sabacloud website that gives forbidden message. Please help.error.png

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hello,

 

Issues regarding the Learning Management System (LMS) need to be directed to NetAppU Support. You can submit a question to them by going here: https://netapp.service-now.com/learningcenter/submit_ticket.do.

 

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hi All,

 

Looks in certification patch NCSA(NS01-145) has updated as NCSA-HC(NS01-146) is it updated one ?

Because I was preparing for NCSA (NS01-145) and when I was about to book for examination I noticed the updated one.

Can I still go for NS01-145 or have to go for NS01-146 ?

 

 Please advice...

 

Thanks,

Thirupathi

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hello Thirupathi,

 

While there is a newer Net App Certified Storage Asociate exam (NS0-146, NCSA-HC), the NS0-145 exam will still be available until October 21, 2016 and will still earn a valid NetApp Certified Storage Associate certification. The certification will be valid for 27 months from the date earned. I would recommend taking the NS0-145 exam as it is the exam for which you have been preparing.

 

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

 

Greg Hyman

ghyman@netapp.com

NetApp Certification and Accreditation

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

I want to know what is the difference between NS0-145 and NS0-146 can any ody help me?
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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

The difference between the NS0-145 and NS0-146 is the content. Much of the content for the NS0-145 is already in the NS0-146 content, but the NS0-146 content includes more information specific to Hybrid Cloud. You can find the recommended preparation for the NS0-146 exam here: http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certification/ncsa-hc/ncsa-hc-prepare.aspx

 

Note that the NS0-145 will be available until December 31, 2016. It will not be available starting 2017.

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

I've started going through the NCSA-HC curriculum.  I noticed that the last five items, "Knowledge Bytes?: netApp Private Storage for AWS", "OnCommand Cloud Manager", "Practice Exam", "Study Guide", and "certification exam" all say, "No classes available"  How does one finish all of the pre-reqs?  Does the exam have to be taken in-person somewhere?

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Did you have a login for NetApp? In order to access some of those links, you would need to setup a login to access them. I can access all of those sites fine.

Here are direct links for the knowledge bytes:

 

 

You will need a login to access the other links as well.

 

Regarding the other links you mentioned, we will update this information. Here are the direct links:

 

NCSA Hybrid Cloud Practice Exam:  https://www.brainshark.com/netapp/vu?pi=zHbz19x6RZz2MvUz0

NCSA Hybrid Cloud Study Guide:      http://www.netapp.com/us/media/ncp-reference-document.pdf

NetApp Certified Storage Associate – Hybrid Cloud certification exam:            http://www.pearsonvue.com/netapp/

 

Note that the Study Guide will be updated on January 6 and currently does not show the NCSA-HC references. I  have posted these references below:

 

NetApp Certified Storage Associate – Hybrid Cloud (NS0-146)

 

 

If you're unable to access the NetApp links, please contact NetAppU Support at netappusupport@netapp.com.

 

Let me know i fyou have any additional questions.

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

hello there,

I am having problem accessing the learning modules. When I click on Storage Fundamentals (WBT) at http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certification/ncsa/ncsa-prepare.aspx , I get redirected to sabacloud website that gives forbidden message. Please help.error.png

 

 
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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hello Abdul,

 

Have you created a login for the NetApp LMS (Saba)? If not, please do so here: https://mysupport.netapp.com/eservice/public/now.do

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Dear Greg,

 

now i can access the saba learning management. Thanks for the support.

 

i am very new to netapp. all the necessory study topics for clearing the NetApp Certified Storage Associate – Hybrid Cloud (NS0-146) are available in the web based training videos?

 

please help me to get all the study materials necessory for clearing  NetApp Certified Storage Associate – Hybrid Cloud (NS0-146) certification?

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Re: NetApp Certification for a NetApp Newbie

Hello Abdul,

 

Yes, all of the materials to prepare you for the exam are listed on this site: https://netapp.sabacloud.com/Saba/Web_spf/NA1PRD0047/common/learningeventdetail/curra000000000005728

 

Please reach out if you have any additional questions.

 

Greg Hyman

NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager

ghyman@netapp.com

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