Many enterprises around the world are moving towards cloud storage in order to deal with the tremendous pressure by data growth and keep costs manageable. According to the Interop ITX 2018 State of Infrastructure Report examining the factors which were contributing the most change in an organization’s IT infrastructure environment. Around 55% of participants choose the growth of storage data. This makes us wonder the rate of growth of data. Out of the surveyors, about 62% stated their data was increasing by over 10% each year. The above statistics indicate how important it has become for organizations to employ the best data storage and management practices. This is where the relevant, practical-based NetApp training has been designed for students to acquire in-depth knowledge regarding hybrid cloud management.

Rising IT Priorities in 2019

Cloud-based, on-premises object stores and storage for big data analysis and containers constitute the major enterprise-level data storage choices that will gather further momentum throughout 2019 and beyond. According to the 2019 IT Priorities survey, 15% of the participants stated they would deploy Amazon's Simple Storage Service or Microsoft's Azure Blob Storage as their primary public cloud object storage. Additionally, around 10% said they would implement on-premises object storage by more than 4.9% from the last year. IT students and professionals need to stay updated with the latest technologies and occurrences in the IT sector through informative, reliable sources. Besides informative content from reliable online sources, learners also need to pursue top certifications to uplift their knowledge level and chances to advance in their career.

NetApp certification offers students and professionals the opportunity to validate their skills in the industry through technical information and knowledge. The certifications cover data track, hybrid cloud track, and converged infrastructure track from associate to expert level. Let’s examine each data track certification in detail that offers the best knowledge and opportunity for students in 2019 and beyond.

NetApp Certified Storage Associate—Hybrid Cloud

This associate level certification mainly focuses on data management and tracking and users acquire a basic understanding of NetApp® data storage systems along with the products and features designed to cater to the expanding hybrid cloud market. Besides learning about, both in-house and hybrid cloud environment, technologies in storage and data management, users also acquire a thorough understanding regarding the NetApp products and technologies employed for data management in the cloud. The NCSA-HC certification will be provided to those users who have successfully cleared the NetApp Certified Storage Associate-HC (NS0-146) exam.

NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP

A professional level certification that helps students learn how to perform in-depth support, administrative operations, and performance management for NetApp® data storage controllers operating the ONTAP® operating system Windows® (CIFS) multiprotocol and NFS environments. Furthermore, the learner will understand the process of implementing high-availability controller configurations and acquire an in-depth knowledge regarding SnapMirror®, SnapRestore®, and SnapVault® technologies particularly used to manage and secure the mission-based data. NCDA certificates and logos will be provided to the learners who have successfully cleared the NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NS0-159) exam.

NetApp Certified Storage Installation Engineer, ONTAP

A professional level certification where users will learn how to perform ONTAP® installation services, comply with the NetApp® quality standards, and use the officially approved NetApp practices. The NCSIE ONTAP certificates and logos will be provided to the users who have successfully cleared the NetApp Certified Storage Installation Engineer, ONTAP (NS0-181) exam.

NetApp Certified Support Engineer

This professional certification will educate learners on obtaining top skills including remote and on-site support, troubleshooting, hardware replacement, root cause isolation, node configuration, and documentation. Furthermore, the user will also learn about the firmware and software upgrades for NetApp® data storage systems operating the Data ONTAP® operating system in Windows® (CIFS) multiprotocol and NFS environments. The NCSE certification, badges, and logos are provided to those who successfully clear their NetApp Certified Support Engineer (NS0-192) exam.

NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer-SAN Specialist

A specialist level certification which helps students acquire proven skills in planning, implementing, integrating, and troubleshooting ONTAP SAN, FC switched fabrics and Ethernet iSCSI/FCoE solutions, and various applications and operating systems like Windows, Linux, ESX and UNIX. The NCIE—SAN Specialist, ONTAP certificates and logos are provided to students who have successfully cleared the NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA ONTAP) exam, and then proceeded on to obtain the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer-SAN (NS0-508) certification. The NCIE—SAN Specialist, E-Series certificates and logos are provided to users who have successfully cleared and obtained the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer-SAN, E-Series (NS0-505) certification.

NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection Specialist

Through this specialized certification, the user acquires tested skills in directing NetApp® disaster recovery solutions, analyzing customer data storage obligations, and executing the backup and recovery solutions. NCIE-DP certificate and logos will be provided to students who have successfully cleared the NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA) certification, and then proceed onto clear the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer—Data Protection (NS0-513) exam.

NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer-SAN Specialist, E-Series

This specialist level certification incorporates top, richly featured topics for learners to acquire knowledge about the planning, implementation, integration, and troubleshooting of ONTAP SAN, FC switched fabrics and Ethernet iSCSI/FCoE solutions, and various applications and operating systems such as Windows, Linux, ESX, and UNIX. NCIE—SAN Specialist, ONTAP certificates and logos are offered to those learners who have successfully acquired the NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP (NCDA ONTAP) certification, and then cleared the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer-SAN (NS0-508) exam. Furthermore, NCIE—SAN Specialist, E-Series will be provided to those who clear the NetApp Certified Implementation Engineer-SAN, E-Series (NS0-505) exam.

NetApp Certified Support Engineer—ONTAP Specialist

A specialist, data track-based certification in which the learner will acquire competent skills in troubleshooting, analyzing, and restoring NetApp® Data ONTAP Storage Systems. NCSE ONTAP Specialist certificates and logos will be provided to those learners who have managed to acquire the NetApp Certified Support Engineer (NCSE) certification, and then clear the NetApp Certified Support Engineer–ONTAP Specialist (NS0-590) exam.