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All-in-One Guide: NAS exam

Are you a NAS nerd or a NAS neophyte? Take our test and evaluate your knowledge of NAS protocols and performance.

Are you a NAS nerd or a NAS neophyte? Take our test and evaluate your knowledge of NAS protocols and performance. This quiz isn't for the weak, so you might want to do a bit of studying first by checking out our new NAS All-in-One Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using uppercase.)



  1. This type of NAS appliance is easy to use because it's preconfigured for rapid installation.
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  2. The backbone of the NAS infrastructure should use these types of connections.
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  3. This type of free system operates across multiple nodes (generally more than eight) and uses off-the-shelf hardware and/or standard operating system software.
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  4. According to whatis.com, what is NAS?
    Your answer: Hint: Three words

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  5. Can a NAS device be used with Microsoft Exchange?
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  6. Which NAS protocol has some very good security capabilities?
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  7. CIFS performance is measured in MBps, how is NFS performance measured?
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  8. What common NAS protocol is used to access files using TCP/IP?
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  9. What works better as file storage? A NAS accessory, or a pair of servers?
    Your answer: Hint: Two words

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  10. What is one advantage NAS has over a SAN?
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Score card

  • 10 correct: You're a NAS nerd
  • 7-9 correct: You're NAS notable
  • 4-6 correct: You've got NAS, but no nerve
  • 0-3 correct: You're still a NAS neophyte


So, are you a NAS nerd or a NAS neophyte? E-mail us and let us know!

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