Comparing NHCF, ECA, & AAPM Training Courses: Finding the Right Fit for You

  • 17 August 2023
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Comparing NHCF, ECA, & AAPM Training Courses: Finding the Right Fit for You
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Learn more about 3 of our popular training courses and which one is right for you! 


With the ever-changing pace of technology, it is important that you stay up to date on the latest and greatest. And the best way to do that? Training and skills development! Nutanix University learning plans offer a variety of courses that help you grow your skills and achieve your goals no matter where you are on your hybrid multicloud journey. 

In this blog, we’ll dive into a comparison of our 3 most popular training courses: Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Fundamentals (NHCF), Enterprise Cloud Administration (ECA), and Advanced Administration & Performance Management (AAPM) so you can select the course that’s right for you. 


Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Fundamentals: 

NHCF introduces you to the products, capabilities, and technologies that serve as the foundation of Nutanix’s Hybrid Cloud solution. In this course, you will explore the history of this technology space, delve deeper into essential Nutanix products including AOS, AHV and Prism, and discuss certain fundamental aspects involved in operating the Nutanix Hybrid Cloud. 

Who should take it: This course is perfect for systems operators that want to learn fundamental AOS concepts and navigate Prism on AHV as well as Jr IT administrators who manage Nutanix clusters and want a detailed introduction to Nutanix datacenter administration. 

Delivery format

  • 2-day instructor-led (virtual or in-person)
    • Comes with a free NCA exam voucher!
  • 10-hour self-paced online (free)

Related Certification: Nutanix Certified Associate (NCA)

👉 Learn more and enroll


Enterprise Cloud Administration: 

The ECA course will extend, deepen, and broaden your knowledge as you grow in your career as a Nutanix administrator. This best selling course illustrates Nutanix’s centralized management capabilities and allows you to explore the wide variety of features that are available in the Nutanix platform, with a focus on Prism Central. 

Who should take it: This course is perfect for administrators, engineers, and others who manage Nutanix clusters in the datacenter, managers and technical staff seeking information to drive purchase decisions. 

Delivery format:

  • 4-day instructor-led (virtual or in-person)
    • Includes an NCP-MCI exam voucher
  • 20-hour self-paced online (free)

Related Certification: Nutanix Certified Professional - Multicloud Infrastructure (NCP-MCI)

👉 Learn more and enroll


Advanced Administration & Performance Management: 

AAPM serves as a deep dive that gives you a rich understanding of the Nutanix platform and will help you get the most out of your Nutanix solution. It is divided into six major sections: Storage, Networks, VMs, Security, Analyzing Problems, and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. 

Before taking this course, it is important that you have taken the ECA training or a NCP-MCI certification, have basic knowledge of Nutanix datacenter administration techniques and traditional virtualization storage architectures, and comfort with Linux command-line interface. To ensure AAPM is the right fit, we encourage you to complete our online Readiness Evaluation

Who should take it: This course is perfect for IT administrators and architects who manage Nutanix clusters but would like more in-depth knowledge of Nutanix datacenter administration. 

Delivery format:

  • 4-day instructor-led (virtual or in-person)
    • Includes a free NCM-MCI exam voucher
  •  20-hour self-paced online (free)

Related Certification: Nutanix Certified Master - Multicloud Infrastructure (NCM-MCI)

👉 Learn more and enroll



This article was written by Megan Guibord, Marketing Intern. 


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