Your Top Nutanix University Certification Questions Answered

  • 9 February 2023
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Your Top Nutanix University Certification Questions Answered
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Got a Nutanix University certification question? We have you covered! Continue reading to get answers to the most commonly asked questions.


Are you preparing to take a certification exam or thinking about taking one? Then you might have some questions about scheduling an exam, getting the results, and more. We’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of the top certification questions we get asked the most. Check them out below! 


How much does an exam cost? Are there any discounts? 
The cost of the NCM-MCI exam is USD $299 per attempt. The cost for NCP exams is USD $199 per attempt. The NCA exam costs USD $99 per attempt. You can find the current discounts here

How do I schedule an exam? 
Visit the Nutanix University Learning Platform and choose which certification learning plan you would like to enroll in here. Follow the certification learning plan of your choice and you will find instructions on how to register for an exam at the end of the certification learning plan, in addition to practice questions and information on exam proctoring. 

  • Log into Nutanix University
  • Click on the menu button (3 horizontal lines) in the upper-left corner and click the Take an Exam link
  • Find the exam you would like to take and click the Schedule button
  • Select the desired language and choose the date/time for the exam session
  • Confirm the booking and proceed to the payment page
  • If you have a voucher, paste it into the payment page’s voucher/coupon code field (first one listed) and finish the scheduling wizard
  • If you don't have the voucher, you will need to pay for the exam and insert credit card details
  • All done! The exam is now scheduled. Good luck! 

How can I take a Nutanix exam? 

Nutanix exams can be taken at either a testing center or in the comfort of your own home, using a remote online proctored experience. 

How do I cancel my exam? 
Exams can be canceled or rescheduled up to 24 hours prior to the time of the exam. If an exam is not canceled within 24 hours, your exam fee (or voucher) will be forfeit and you will need to schedule (and pay for) a new attempt. 

To cancel/reschedule the exam please do the following:

  • Log into your Nutanix University account
  • Go to the Exam Dashboard
  • Select your chosen exam
  • Click the View Details button
  • Click the Cancel/Reschedule button
  • Confirm Rescheduling/Cancellation
  • Select the delivery mode and complete the scheduling process

When will I receive my exam results?
For NCA and NCP exams, you'll receive your results on screen immediately, followed by an email shortly thereafter. For NCM-MCI exams, you’ll receive your results within 24 hours. Your certification will be available in your Nutanix University account within 7 days.

Do I get a digital badge for each certification?
Yes, when you become certified, you will receive a digital badge within 7 days to share with your friends and colleagues. However, new exam "dot" versions do not change the certification version. For example, you earn the NCP-MCI 6 certification by passing either the v6.0 or v6.5 exam.

How do I download my certificate? 
You can download your certificates in one of two ways:

  • Option 1: From within your Credly account:
    • Log into
    • From your dashboard (you’ll automatically go there when logging in), click on the certification that you want to print the certificate for
    • Click on the Share button
    • Select Download Certificate
  • Option 2: From Nutanix University under My Activities/Courses

How can I transfer my certifications to a new email address?
If you’ve left your previous company and joined a new company, contact to have your certifications transferred to your new company email address. Nutanix does not allow the use of a personal email address for certification.

What is the difference between Nutanix Certified Associate (NCA) and Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP)? How do I know which one to get?
Successful NCA candidates have 3-6 months of Nutanix multicloud infrastructure experience and 6-12 months of generalized IT experience and can assist in operating and managing a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. Successful NCP candidates have approximately 6-12 months of Nutanix multicloud infrastructure experience as well as 1-2 years of generalized IT experience.


Check out the full list of Nutanix University Frequently Asked Questions to find out more. Don’t see your question here? Contact the Nutanix University support team at for help. 


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


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Great article Thank You!

There are so many certifications now. Lots of them build on one another. Is there a particular order they should be taken in? And I would imagine that there is different categories on top of that. 

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@bwills check out our Certification Roadmap! You can also take the Certification Pathfinder quiz to find out which certification you should pursue.