NetApp Certified Storage Associate

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NetApp Certified Storage Associates (NCSA) must provide technical support for NetApp products as part of a systems integration team. They manage and perform (full and snapshot) backups with SnapProtect, which includes using CommCell Console, CommServe, MediaAgent, and iDataAgent. They must also maintain and provide data storage, data streams and deduplication policies for VMware and guest operating systems.

NetApp Certified Storage Associate Job Description

The primary responsibility of NetApp Certified Storage Associates is to provide Tier 3 support for NetApp products. They must also offer email and phone support and escalate issues when necessary. The associate must manage system configurations and solutions. They should be able to monitor the full lifecycles of storage area network (SAN) administration, architecture, and support.

The professional should have proper understanding of storage utilization and capacity planning, and adjusting storage requirements when necessary. They must assist in NetApp data migration tasks from direct attached storage as well as SAN environments.

The NetApp Certified Storage Associates should provide technical support relating to SAN infrastructure modification. They must manage the implementation of updates and documenting them. The associate must have a proper understanding of new technologies and architecting solutions. The day-to-day responsibility includes data storage tasks, such as management, zoning, provisioning, troubleshooting and debugging. The professional must be capable to use management tools to discover, monitor, provision, and report on the storage infrastructure. They should analyze complex problems and developing solutions for them.

It is their duty to offer technical leadership for NetApp products as part of a systems integration team. The associate should work in collaboration with customers to understand their functional needs. They should support the modernization of core NetApp infrastructure architecture and development of Enterprise policies and directives.

Educational Requirements for NetApp Certified Storage Associates

NetApp Certified Storage Associates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline. They must have strong knowledge about systems integration and design. Some organizations look for people who have prior work experience or a Master’s degree.

Useful Certifications for NetApp Certified Storage Associates NetApp Storage Certified Associate

This certification provides professionals with a basic understanding of NetApp storage systems and Data ONTAP administration and management solutions, and they will also develop an understanding of the features and functions of 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP. Through this certification, they will know how to perform any necessary administration of NetApp storage controllers running the Data ONTAP® operating system in NFS and Windows® (CIFS) multiprotocol environments.

NetApp Certified Storage Associate Salary

According to, the annual salary for NetApp Storage Certified Associates is $96,000. As per, on an average the NetApp Certified Storage Associate salary ranges from approximately $59,486 per year for Administrator to $104,198 per year for Senior System Engineer.

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