Tech News Blog: Nutanix NCP 5 Certification Options


Ronnie Hamilton

Principal Technical Consultant  

From virtualisation to hyperconverged infrastructures, Ronnie is our resident technical wizard for data centres. He delivers POC’s and pre-sales support to the sales team and product training to channel partners and end-users.

Ronnie is Group Leader of the Irish Citrix User Group and holds the Nutanix Technology Champion and Citrix Technology Advocate awards.

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Ronnie Hamilton, Our Principal Technical Consultant Discusses the Nutanix Certified Professional Courses

Nutanix have released the first of their professional certifications; “Nutanix Certified Professional” NCP 5 which is set to replace the Nutanix Platform Professional track. In doing so, Nutanix have upped the ante on the credibility of this certification as it is no longer an open book exam.  The exam must be completed in a proctored environment which enables you to take the exam from home or the office but you must have your web cam on and monitoring software installed on your PC to ensure you don’t look up any notes.

The exam has been extended to include more topics which are covered off in detail in the exam blueprint - here.

The topics include:

Section 8 – AHV Workload Migration
Section 9 – Acropolis Services
Section 10 – Data Resiliency
Section 11 – Data Protection
Section 12 – Prism Central
Section 13 – Cluster Maintenance
Section 14 – Lifecycle Operations

Section 1 – Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Concepts
Section 2 – Managing a Nutanix Cluster
Section 3 – Securing a Nutanix Cluster
Section 4 – Networking
Section 5 – VM Creation and Management
Section 6 – Health Monitoring and Alerts
Section 7 – Distributed Storage Fabric    


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The online course doesn’t quite map to each of the topic areas so what I would say is review the blueprint and read up on each of the reference materials at the end of each chapter. I would also recommend taking the instructor led course where each module is fully dissected complete with lab exercises.

This is the first course in the Nutanix administration track which is your gateway to becoming the coveted Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) which is one of the highest certificates recognised in the IT infrastructure industry.

The second exam is the Advanced Professional, which is currently in beta but the blueprint is available so you can see what is required. Some courses are available, but these are only being delivered in person in the US now, with some online versions available.

DataSolutions are now proud to be able to offer this course to our partners as we are an Authorised Nutanix Training centre.
Drop us a line if you have any Nutanix training requirements whether it’s the official course or a slimmed down custom course delivered on site.


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