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Study Tips to Prepare for your Nutanix Certification Exam

  • 22 May 2020
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Study Tips to Prepare for your Nutanix Certification Exam
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This post was authored by Sydney Araya, Customer Marketing Specialist, Education Services at Nutanix.

 

Certification exams can be stressful, so we’ve collected several resources that can help you approach your certification exam full of confidence! As you’re studying keep the rubber duck explanation theory in mind - Can you explain it clearly to a rubber duck? For more information on the rubber duck explanation theory click here.

 

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Start with Exam Blueprint Guide

 

“People who are looking for certifications, no matter what level, put yourself in the mindset of applying the certification criteria to your daily work. Read the blueprints, read the documents and as you’re completing your daily tasks, try to apply that blueprint to your projects. What you’ll end up finding is that you’ll either find yourself working into a project that fits nicely with the certification or it makes it easy to stitch together projects to build a synthetic one that shows your skills as a full stack architect.”

-Jon Kohler

 

The blueprint guide is your roadmap to exactly what is covered on the Certification exam. It breaks down each Knowledge Objective and provides links to resources for additional study for each one. It also includes helpful exam details about the time limit, number and type of questions, related training, and more.

 

NCP Exam Blueprint Guide                                     NCAP Exam Blueprint Guide

 

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Take Advantage of the Training Available

 

“I paid for online training and got my Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP) certification. I also made sure I read everything bloggers were saying about Nutanix.”

- René van den Bedem

 

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Enterprise Cloud Administration (ECA) Training Course

This course is the foundation of your Enterprise Cloud learning path. It explores the deployment, administration, and troubleshooting of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud, and covers topics such as securing and managing a cluster, health monitoring and alerts, networking, data resilience, cluster maintenance, tips for solving common problems, and more.

  • This course is offered as a traditional instructor-led training course with dates and locations – and virtual options! – offered by our Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) around the world. We can also bring it to your company for private training as well.

  • It’s also available as a free online course for those that prefer self-paced learning and do not need hands-on labs. This delivery option has been enhanced and expanded to provide a mix of interactive content so that you can learn, watch, and practice.

  • Finally, ECA is also offered in our Online Plus delivery method which gives you the best of both worlds: the flexibility of the interactive online training combined with an 8-hour instructor-guided hands-on lab session.

Enroll in the course.

 

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Advanced Administration & Performance (AAPM) Training Course

This course has a strong focus on advanced techniques and optimization; and brings you even closer to unlocking the full potential of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. And features comprehensive coverage of performance management for Nutanix clusters and details how to optimize performance, fix issues that slow down your system, and improve datacenter performance.

  • This course is offered as a traditional instructor-led training course with dates and locations – and virtual options! – offered by our Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) around the world. We can also bring it to your company for private training as well.

  • It’s also available as a free online course for those that prefer self-paced learning and do not need hands-on labs. This delivery option has been enhanced and expanded to provide a mix of interactive content so that you can learn, watch, and practice.

Enroll in this course.

 

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Take Practice Exams

 

Based on the same objectives and written by the same team, these 25 questions will help you become familiar with the types of questions you will see on the real exam. You can take them as many times as you want to get fully comfortable.  

  

NCP Practice Exam                                                  NCAP Practice Exam

 

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Check out Test Drive

 

Take a 2-hour Hyperconverged Test Drive and experience the simplicity and agility of public cloud combined with the performance, security, and control of private cloud via an easy-to-follow guided tour.

 

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Visit the Next Community

 

“The Nutanix community is a really great way to learn all the pieces you may not have had experience with. User groups are a great free training resource to be involved in, as is our Twitter and our .NEXT community forums.”

-Wayne Conrad

 

The Nutanix Next Community  is a social interaction site where professionals can connect

with cloud builders from around the world, learn from IT Pros in the industry and share

experiences. We have created a Nutanix Certification specific channel to help with common questions and general announcements.

 

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Subscribe to the Nutanix University YouTube Channel

 

Check out the channel for NCP and NCAP Prep playlists which feature collections of videos on certification specific topics.

 

NCP Certification Prep Playlist                                            NCAP Certification Prep Playlist

 

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Hear from others who have certified:

 

“My advice for people who want to get certified is to go for it.”

- René van den Bedem

 

“Don’t be afraid to fail, there’s nothing wrong with failing and learning. A lot of people are good at the technology but they’re afraid to put themselves out there.”

-Tim Buckholz

 

“Give yourself time to breathe. Set small goals. Once you achieve your goals, celebrate a bit. At the end it will be really rewarding.”

-Bruno Sousa

 

 

 

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I have just finished taking Self-Phased NCP. Before taking the exam, I would like to review couple of times. Is there any study guide available for download or purchase? Please advise.

Thanks,

Hello

Within the Nutanix University for NCP Certification; does the Online Training cover everything in the exam? 

Thanks

……….Is there any study guide available for download or purchase? Please advise.

 

Best place to start with Exam Blueprint and follow the links to documents, study before attempting the exam.

 

Hello

Within the Nutanix University for NCP Certification; does the Online Training cover everything in the exam? 

Thanks

No, it does not cover everything for the exam. Advise is to follow the Exam Blueprint leading to required documentation to study before taking up the exam. 

Hello

Within the Nutanix University for NCP Certification; does the Online Training cover everything in the exam? 

Thanks

No, it does not cover everything for the exam. Advise is to follow the Exam Blueprint leading to required documentation to study before taking up the exam. 

Thank you - I was looking for a delete button as I ended up reviewing the Blueprint after my knee jerk comment.

……….Is there any study guide available for download or purchase? Please advise.

 

Best place to start with Exam Blueprint and follow the links to documents, study before attempting the exam.

 

Excellent!.  I will follow the “Exam Blueprint and its link”. Thanks.