NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer – Data Protection Specialist (NCIE DATA PROTECTION)

You have proven skills in positioning NetApp® disaster recovery solutions, assessing customer data storage requirements, and implementing backup and recovery solutions.


NS0-527 NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection

NCIE-Data Protection Specialist candidates must first achieve the NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) certification.

We recommend that NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection candidates have six to 12 months of experience with: NetApp ONTAP replication technology, planning and implementing data protection solutions, configuring backup and recovery software, operating backup and disaster recovery deployments.


NS0-527 NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection

The NS0-527 exam includes 60 test questions, with an allotted time of 1-1/2 hours to complete. In countries where English is not the native language, candidates for whom English is not their first language will be granted a 30-minute extension to the allotted examination completion time.

The NS0-527 exam includes the following topics:
NetApp Replication Technology
  • Describe how NetApp replication technology works.
  • Demonstrate how high-availability configurations work.
  • Describe the difference between synchronous and asynchronous replication.
Planning Data Protection Implementation
  • Describe data protection solutions.
  • Demonstrate how to apply guidelines and use NetApp tools.
  • Describe the implementation steps for application- and virtualization-specific workloads, including Snapshot retention policies.
  • Demonstrate how to develop a course of action to recover customer data after a disaster.
  • Describe how to implement security related to data protection.
  • Describe how to plan for Data Protection in the data fabric.
Configuring Data Protection Software
  • Describe how to configure SnapCenter, Snapshots, SnapMirror policies, or MetroCluster.
  • Describe which tool to use to set up and manage storage and schedule policies.
Operating Data Protection Deployments
  • Demonstrate how to back up or restore data.
  • Demonstrate how to locate or protect unprotected volumes.
  • Describe how to use orchestratration for failover and failback application servers.
  • Describe how to monitor primary or secondary storage capacities.
  • Describe how to use external NetApp or third-party backup and recovery solutions.
  • Describe how to verify that backup and replication jobs are up-to-date.
  • Demonstrate how to validate that a backup can be restored.
Implementation Guidelines
  • Describe strategies for implementing NetApp data protection products in the data fabric.
  • Demonstrate how to calculate transfer time based on the customer's available bandwidth or latency distance for NetApp data protection products.
  • Describe storage efficiency for data protection.
  • Demonstrate automation policies for managing volume capacity.
  • Describe monitoring or reporting concepts.