NetApp Academic Alliance Program
Employers are increasingly looking beyond an academic degree for credentials that validate a candidates’ expertise. For college and university students, NetApp® certification provides industry-recognized validation of their skills and knowledge, and can help to differentiate them in a job search.
The NetApp Certified Storage Associate (NCSA) certification provides college students, who often have limited experience in storage and data management, with a rigorous but accessible first step in learning about storage solutions. The NCSA certification provides a foundational set of courses on storage-related technologies such as virtualization, flash, cloud services and data networks, and then provides a deep-dive about NetApp storage systems, and Data ONTAP® administration and management solutions. This program prepares NetApp Certified Storage Associates to understand storage’s role in today’s IT infrastructures, and perform basic support and administrative functions.