I have recently been thinking about what technical certification I should do next. It needs to be something that will enhance my IT career, as well as provide me something new to learn.
At work we are in the process of deploying a Nutanix Hyper-converged platform, so I thought that it would be a good chance for me to gain new skills on this platform as well as looking into any associated certifications that I could look into gaining along the way.
Nutanix has several technical professional certifications that individuals can gain to prove their skills:-
NPP – Nutanix Platform Professional Certification “confirms your ability to install, configure, and manage the Nutanix environment”
NSS – Nutanix Support Specialist Certification “verifies the skills necessary to provide Level 1& 2 support for a Nutanix cluster”
NPX – Nutanix Platform Expert Certification “peer-vetted, hypervisor agnostic certification designed for veteran solution engineers, consultants, and architects”
You can find out more about each of these certification as well as the three sales related certifications on the Nutanix website.
In my case I have decided to start with the NPP certification. To get started with this you need to create an account at my.nutanix.com and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the free online training. This will then get you access to the Nutanix ECP Administration (5.0) course along with many other Nutanix educational resources.
The nice thing about the training and the exam is that Nutanix have made all of this available for free!
Thank you Nutanix!
I will post more about this as I progress through my training to the exam.