The pace of technology changes rapidly these days, and new technologies are rolled out all the time. All that makes it difficult to show current or potential employers that you have the knowledge and skills to be successful, and help the organization meet its goals. Certification has always been a great way to showcase your skills, but a certification that is several years old doesn't reflect your current abilities.
To help you show how you are continually growing and advancing your skills, Nutanix University is announcing a new "recertification" policy. Effective January 18, 2023 all Nutanix technical certifications - NCA, all NCPs, and NCM - will expire 2 years from the date you passed the exam — unless you recertify.
Depending on your highest level of certification, you have multiple options:
Your Highest Level
|Any NCP v5|| |
|NCM v5|| |
If you have more than one certification, recertifying your highest level certification following the table above will also recertify your certification(s) in the lower tiers.
If your highest level of certification is version 6 (which were released in 2022) then your recertification date - including for any lower and/or equivalent level certifications you may have - will be in 2024.
Easing the Transition
We know this is a change, so to make the transition easier we are providing a six-month grace period. If your most recent certification is already more than 2 years old, you will have until June 30, 2023 to take any of the three steps above to recertify and stay current. UPDATE: Grace period extended through August 14, 2023.
Nutanix University offers several training courses that will help you prepare for your new certification.
- Online training is always free through your Nutanix University account, and most courses can be completed within a few days. The demos and simulations in these courses help you see the software in action and practice what you have learned..
- Instructor-led training is available for anyone who prefers hands-on practice via a live lab environment. These classes are available in multiple languages through our global training partner network. Instructor-led classes also include a free exam voucher.
There are also various training and exam discounts available throughout the year. You can view the current list of discounts and promotions from Nutanix University here.
Finding Your Information
To see your certification expiration date and know when you must recertify by, just log into your Nutanix University account and go to the Certification tab under My Activities. There you’ll see the date your certification was issued, its current status, and the date by which you must renew it.
You can also see the expiration date on your digital badge in Credly.
In addition, you will receive email notifications 6 months and 3 months before your recertification deadline to give you plenty of time to prepare and earn your new certifications.
What If I Have Questions?
Any time there is a program change of this nature, questions are expected. We have created a Frequently Asked Questions PDF (see below) that should answer most of them. However, if you have further questions, you can always reach out to University@Nutanix.com.
Visit Nutanix University today to plan your steps to recertify.
This article was written by Jill Liles, Marketing Director.
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