This post was authored by Sydney Araya, Customer Marketing Specialist, Education Services at Nutanix.
We’ve spoken to dozens of IT professionals over the years, and they all agree that it’s while they are preparing for a certification exam that they learn the most. And studying the Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX) program is a great way to build advanced skills that make great IT architects, managers, and CIOs.
The NPX program teaches you a new way to think about IT projects, beyond just the technical capabilities. You’ll learn how business requirements impact technical decisions, how legacy systems shape future projects, and how to communicate your recommendations clearly and confidently.
But don’t take our word about how the program can propel your career, hear directly from our NPXs:
“NPX is a hugely valuable certification because it shows you can apply the same depth of knowledge and conceptual workflows from a VCDX level of knowledge on the VMware platform across multiple hypervisors,” he says. “As architects, we’ve got to embrace the multi-hypervisor future before our customers start asking.”
“NPX helps people to understand that we need to build solutions based on a holistic view of a customer’s business and technical requirements, instead of the limitations of a specific technology.” Magus says, “For me, the process has been about being confident in what I am doing, and confident that I can be pulled into any design related discussions or workshops and feel confident about leading it.”
“For me, NPX was a game-changer,” says René. “It was basically what allowed me to move into hyperconvergence and come to the U.S. as part of my career journey. It’s a great way to accelerate learning, because it gives you the ability to use that certification blueprint as a target, and when you take the test and pass it, it’s basically a reward. I’m grateful for the fact that I discovered NPX in 2015 and invested in it, especially when I consider how far behind I would be if I had simply stuck with legacy architectures.”
-René van den Bedem
“Helpful in creditability with customers and partners and refining skill sets and has allowed me to be introspective and grow as an architect.”
“Having the NPX certification has given me more confidence as a technology professional.”
“It validates the skills you already have but also is a way to get where you want to be. Certification isn’t just a paper validation but it’s the skills you gain throughout the process that really allow you to dig deeper.”
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