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NetApp Certified Storage Associate, NCSA

IT storage is one of the fastest-growing areas of IT, as everyone from large corporations to individual end-users wants to be able to quickly store and access their data. NetApp is a data storage leader, and our NetApp training can provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to utilize their technologies on the job. With our courses, you’ll learn essentials such as using the cloud. flash storage, and data recovery, and also can prepare to take NetApp certification exams. Whether you have experience with IT storage or are new to the field, our training can get you up to speed on storage.  NetApp is a leader in IT storage. This course not only covers the fundamentals of storage and cloud computing, but it also provides detailed step-by-step guidance on installing, configuring, and maintaining a NetApp Data ONTAP (7-Mode or Clustered) environment. 

NetApp Certified Storage Associate Course Curriculum 

  • Lesson 1 NCSA Course Intro
  • Lesson 2 Introduction to Data Storage
  • Lesson 3 DAS vs. NAS vs. SAN
  • Lesson 4 Exciting New Storage Technologies
  • Lesson 5 Server Virtualization
  • Lesson 6 Data Networks Fundamentals
  • Lesson 7 Cloud Fundamentals
  • Lesson 8 Scared of the Cloud?
  • Lesson 9 Introducing Flash Storage
  • Lesson 10 Flash Storage Components and Performance
  • Lesson 11 Solid State Technologies
  • Lesson 12 Flash Endurance
  • Lesson 13 Major Industry Trends Per NetApp
  • Lesson 14 OnCommand Management Software
  • Lesson 15 Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Lesson 16 Data ONTAP 7-Mode
  • Lesson 17 NetApp Hardware Basics
  • Lesson 18 FAS2500
  • Lesson 19 FAS - Up Close and Personal
  • Lesson 20 Other NetApp Portfolio Products
  • Lesson 21 Connecting with System Manager
  • Lesson 22 Using the CLI
  • Lesson 23 Creating Aggregates
  • Lesson 24 Flash Pools
  • Lesson 25 Creating FlexVols
  • Lesson 26 Creating Qtrees
  • Lesson 27 Calculating Usable Disk Space
  • Lesson 28 Creating and Managing SnapShot Copies
  • Lesson 29 Network Administration
  • Lesson 30 Creating LUNs
  • Lesson 31 Using SnapDrive
  • Lesson 32 NFS Exports and CIFS Shares
  • Lesson 33 Using BranchCache
  • Lesson 34 Using Quotas
  • Lesson 35 RBAC
  • Lesson 36 Storage System Maintenance
  • Lesson 37 Storage Space Management
  • Lesson 38 Clustered Data ONTAP Concepts
  • Lesson 39 Clustered Data ONTAP User Interfaces
  • Lesson 40 Clustered Volumes and Namespaces
  • Lesson 41 Clustered File Access
  • Lesson 42 Clustered Load Balancing
  • Lesson 43 SAN Infrastructure
  • Lesson 44 FC Connectivity
  • Lesson 45 The NCSA Exam
  • Lesson 46 Sailing Past the NCSA Exam
  • Lesson 47 The Great NCSA Exam Bonus 


This course also completely prepares students for the challenging NCSA exam. NetApp Certified Storage Associates demonstrate a basic understanding of NetApp storage systems and Data ONTAP administration and management solutions. Students can 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) multi-protocol environments.



Program Components

  • NCSA Training Program
  • Expert Lectures and Demonstrations



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