Your Guide to Selecting the Nutanix Certification that’s Right for You

  • 20 October 2022
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Your Guide to Selecting the Nutanix Certification that’s Right for You
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Interested in getting certified but not sure which one is right for you? Continue reading to find out! 


Nutanix Technical Certifications are designed by industry experts to validate the skills and knowledge you've acquired to successfully deploy, manage, optimize, and scale your Enterprise Cloud. There are several tracks available to let you build a career development path that meets your current and future goals and experience level. 

You might be wondering, which certification is right for you? Here’s a breakdown to help you decide! 


Certification Levels 

There are 4 levels you can choose from based on your experience level. 

Associate Level: Candidates at this level have approximately 6-12 months of holistic IT infrastructure experience as well as 3-6 months of experience in Nutanix virtualization. They’re typically a systems administrator, junior engineer, or IT operator.

Professional Level: Successful NCPs have approximately 1-2 years of holistic IT infrastructure experience and 6-12 months of Nutanix virtualization experience. At this level you focus on specific technology concentrations, including end user computing, database automation, and data services (more on these further down).

Master Level: NCM candidates typically have 1-2 years of experience working with Nutanix AOS with at least 6 months of experience working with AHV, as well as additional systems administration experience.

Expert Level: This level of certification is for Nutanix architects and recognizes your ability to create business-requirements-driven multicloud solutions using our proven design method.


Certification Concentrations 

At the professional level, you select a specific technology track based on your area of focus. 

Multicloud Infrastructure (NCP-MCI): Test your multicloud infrastructure skills and validate that you have the ability to interpret documented standards and procedures to complete routine tasks, including deploying and managing virtual infrastructure components and VMs, performing operational maintenance tasks, and initiating disaster recovery.

Cloud Integration (NCP-CI): Measure your ability to plan, deploy, configure, and manage Nutanix Cloud Clusters (NC2) within an AWS or Azure public cloud environment.

Unified Storage (NCP-US): Prove your skills and validate you can deploy, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform administrative tasks on the Nutanix Unified Storage technologies: Files, Objects, and Volumes.

Database Automation (NCP-DB): This certification focuses on Nutanix Database Service, formerly Nutanix Era, and your ability to deploy, administer, optimize, and troubleshoot database workloads. 

Multicloud Automation (NCP-MCA): Validate your Nutanix Calm skills and prove you’re comfortable with principles of automation, as well as the automation of infrastructure and single/multi-tiered applications within the Nutanix platform.

End User Computing (NCP-EUC): Test your end-user computing skills and prove your ability to successfully deploy, monitor, and administer EUC environments using Nutanix technologies.

Visit our website to learn more. 


Need more help deciding which certification you should pursue? Use our new Certification Pathfinder and answer three simple questions to find out!

This quick quiz considers your experience in the industry, current area of focus, and where you want to go in the future. We’ll provide a recommendation for which certification(s) would be right for you. 

Training is available for each certification so you can feel confident going into the exam. Nutanix University gives you the freedom to learn in a way that suits your timeline and budget. Visit our website to learn more and view available courses.

Which certification are you pursuing? Comment below to let us know! 


This article was written by Karlie Beil, Customer Marketing Specialist. 


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