The NCSE: Level 1 Exam is Here!


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If you're a Systems Engineer or Architect working for Nutanix or one of our Partners, the newly updated Nutanix SE Academy was designed with you in mind.

Last month we told you about the training, but now the Nutanix Certified SE: Level 1 exam is available enabling you to validate your technical knowledge and skills.

Earning this certification shows that you know how to effectively position and differentiate Nutanix solutions, as well as leverage Nutanix tools and collateral.

Learn more about the SE Academy here and download the Level 1 Exam Blueprint Guide here.

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what is the passing score for the exam ? NCP5.5 was 75% but the document stated 3000 points out of 6000( like the one for NCSE) , thats more like 50 % by my math but anyway.
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From the exam blueprint:

1.4 Passing Score The passing score for this exam is 3000, using a scaled scoring method. The scale is from 100-6000. Scaled scores are calculated using a mathematical formula that considers a variety of factors, including the number and type of exam questions included in a specific version of the exam. Because this combination may vary in different versions of the same examination, scaled scores provide a fair score for everyone based on the version of the exam taken.
I don't think you read what i said earlier. The NCP exam had the same requirement but when i first failed it the first time i came to know( from a nutanix representative ) that the passing score is 75 % minimum based on the report you get at the end of the exam . That 75 % doesn't look like it has anything to do with the 3000 or 6000 number at all.
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Hi - please see this response on the NCP exam thread about passing scores.

https://next.nutanix.com/education-news-and-announcements-57/the-ncp-exam-is-here-30811?postid=34922
ok , thats better, so basically its the same 75%
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I took part in my first NCSE l1 exam today and I have to say it's harder than I thought.
The nuschool.nutanix.com material is certainly not enough.

You have to go deeper on every aspect and on every optimization of the solution, especially VDI and Oracle.
Prepare to answer in depth how to size Oracle, Splunk, VDI, how to size HW brands and how to use the analysis tools respectively (... of brands like Dell for example or how to use RVTools)
It also needs a deep understanding of the N + x resilience factor and the thresholds used with the sizer.

Also be ready to do some math.

I hope this helps you all.
Agreed, its harder , but if you look at the blueprint you will find all the documentation you need in order to pass the exam. Read those PDFS and you should be good to go.
I was told that Nutanix will need to register me before I can take the NCSE Level1 exam. I've reached out to Nutanix Education a few times since last wednesday but have received zero response. Anyone know a better way to register for this?
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Hi - that is the correct process. Unfortunately the support team was hit with a lot of requests last week around the Nov 27 deadline, and so the response time is a little longer. DM me your email & I'll escalate.
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JillLiles wrote:

Hi - that is the correct process. Unfortunately the support team was hit with a lot of requests last week around the Nov 27 deadline, and so the response time is a little longer. DM me your email & I'll escalate.


Plus, as far as i know, the exam will be free of charge until january 31.
And for those of you who celebrate...
Enjoy your Christmas time!

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