Preparing for the NCAP Exam

  • 18 July 2019
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Even for professionals with years of experience and multiple certifications on their resume, preparing for an advanced exam can be a little intimidating. This quick guide is intended to help provide a few resources that can give you a jump start on your exam prep planning. We’ll update it regularly as new resources are developed, so you might want to bookmark this page.

As always: Start with the Exam Blueprint
The NCAP Exam Blueprint Guide should be your most used resource when preparing for the exam. It includes detailed information on the knowledge and skills you’ll be tested on, plus it provides links to supporting documentation, white papers, ebooks, etc. where you can find more information.

As you are reviewing the Exam Blueprint Guide, keep in mind that you may not need to dive deep into every topic – especially if you work with Nutanix on a daily basis. A good first step is to review each objective and ask yourself if you could explain it clearly and concisely to a new co-worker. If so, you probably don’t need to spend as much time studying that information.

In Person Training
While the Advanced Administration and Performance Management course from Nutanix Education doesn’t teach directly to the exam, it does cover the core concepts and technologies covered on the exam such as performance management for Nutanix clusters, how to optimize performance, fixing issues that slow down your system, and methods to improve datacenter performance.
· Datasheet
· Schedule

Online Training and Videos
If you don’t have the time or budget for a formal training course videos and online courses can be a great alternative. By letting you home in on just the topics you need to focus on, you can maximize your study time.
· Advanced Topics in Enterprise Cloud
· Nutanix Tech TopX

Reach out to the Community
Several bloggers and Nutanix Technical Champions are certified and have written about their experiences with the exams, including the NCAP. You can also ask questions here on the Nutanix Next Community discussion boards and receive answers from around the globe.

For those of you who have passed the NCAP exam already, have we missed anything that helped you prepare? Tell us in the comments below.

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