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Preparing for the NCP Exam


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The most common question we get asked about the Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP) certification, is “How do I prepare for the exam?” We put together this quick guide to help point you in the right direction. We’ll update it regularly as new resources are developed, so you might want to bookmark this page.

Start with the Exam Blueprint
The NCP Exam Blueprint Guide is the number one resource when you are preparing for the exam. It details every knowledge and skills objective that will be covered on the exam. More critically to your study plan, it also provides several links for each objective to support documentation, white papers, ebooks, and more 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.

Formal Training
If you don’t currently work in a Nutanix environment, then you’ll want to gain hands-on practice another way, and training is an excellent way to do just that. The Enterprise Cloud Administration course covers all of the tasks Nutanix administrators perform, including configuring and maintaining a Nutanix environment. While it does not teach directly to the exam, it does cover the core concepts and technologies covered on the exam.
· Instructor-led class schedule
· Free online version

Videos
The Nutanix training team has created hundreds of videos on our technology and solutions to supplement the more formal courses, and also to highlight specific features and functions. We compiled the ones that are related to topics on the NCP exam in a single playlist on YouTube.
· Prepare for NCP Certification Playlist

General Test Taking Advice
For some people the technical content is not a concern, but they are uncomfortable with the exam experience itself. Or maybe it’s been a while since you’ve had to create and follow a study plan. These articles can give you advice on how to meet these concerns head on.
· Three Simple Ways to Prepare for a Certification Exam
· 10 Certification Exam Tips and Tricks from the Experts
· Test Taking Strategies and Study Strategies for Certification Exams


Did we miss anything? Post your advice for people preparing for the exam in the comments below.

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Use the Nutanix Demo to get familiar with the dashboards. You will need to know the dashboards really well and how to navigate them.
be sure to follow xtribe posts!
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Use Community Edition to play with, NEVER underestimate the power of the NutanixBible, and STUDY.
You have to study
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It is recommended to go through the short online training on the Education portal, as well as go through the details in the Nutanix Bible, as well as some hands on with the Community Edition would be great to prep for the exam!
Some practice tests would be great!
Go to bed early the night before. Go to toilet before the exam. Breath everything will be ok.
Online labs would be great as we need to practice on another environment
Login into Nu school and prepare with modules and book a short demo to go for hands on
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Did we miss anything? Post your advice for people preparing for the exam in the comments below.


Some online demo training and virtual labs.
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Focus on the day of the exam, have confidence you know your stuff and get some hours into working with Nutanix
10 min a day is better than 60 minutes once a week.
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Make sure you review all of the different screens in Prism and understand what they are and what they do. The Analysis page is very powerful if you know how to use it. Also, keep in mind that 60% of Nutanix customers use ESXi.
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NuSchool course is definitely the best way!
my Tip is focus on ECA and prism administration
Check out https://nutanixbible.com/ for more details on anything you don't feel confident on!
just followed the exam blueprint guides, videos and passed my certification
practice a lot!
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Play with dashboards and reports!
The videos are important, additional I have the support of Fabian Rodriguez one of the best engineers of hyperconvergence and one of the few in Colombia that has the NCSX certification
Web console guide is your best friend to crack the exam
Participate in the fun activity on xtribe also helps know about the platform and gets you points to earn up a voucher for the exam!
Take the NCA Course, Nu.school and read some Bible section. you can also play with demo.nuntanix.Com ou CE version.
The most common question we get asked about the Nutanix Certified Professional (NCP) certification, is “How do I prepare for the exam?” We put together this quick guide to help point you in the right direction. We’ll update it regularly as new resources are developed, so you might want to bookmark this page.

Start with the Exam Blueprint
The NCP Exam Blueprint Guide is the number one resource when you are preparing for the exam. It details every knowledge and skills objective that will be covered on the exam. More critically to your study plan, it also provides several links for each objective to support documentation, white papers, ebooks, and more 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.

Formal Training
If you don’t currently work in a Nutanix environment, then you’ll want to gain hands-on practice another way, and training is an excellent way to do just that. The Enterprise Cloud Administration course covers all of the tasks Nutanix administrators perform, including configuring and maintaining a Nutanix environment. While it does not teach directly to the exam, it does cover the core concepts and technologies covered on the exam.
· Instructor-led class schedule· Free online version
Videos
The Nutanix training team has created hundreds of videos on our technology and solutions to supplement the more formal courses, and also to highlight specific features and functions. We compiled the ones that are related to topics on the NCP exam in a single playlist on YouTube.
· Prepare for NCP Certification Playlist
General Test Taking Advice
For some people the technical content is not a concern, but they are uncomfortable with the exam experience itself. Or maybe it’s been a while since you’ve had to create and follow a study plan. These articles can give you advice on how to meet these concerns head on.
· Three Simple Ways to Prepare for a Certification Exam· 10 Certification Exam Tips and Tricks from the Experts· Test Taking Strategies and Study Strategies for Certification Exams

Did we miss anything? Post your advice for people preparing for the exam in the comments below.

New test with lab and video converence
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Prep Tip: Read the (Nutanix) bible cover to cover. 🙂