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Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Certification

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Cisco and NetApp FlexPod certification

You are proficient in designing and installing FlexPod® solutions for a variety of business workloads. FlexPod solutions speed the deployment of infrastructure and business-critical applications while reducing cost, complexity, and risk.

NetApp offers two Cisco® and NetApp® FlexPod certifications: FlexPod Design Specialist and FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist.

FlexPod logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who successfully pass either of the following:

  • Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design (NS0-175) certification exam.
  • Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration (NS0-176) certification exam.
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Prepare for your exam

Candidates for FlexPod® certification should have at least six to 12 months of field experience working with the tools and standards for assessing FlexPod computing solution performance characteristics and requirements. They should also understand the hardware components associated with the Cisco® and NetApp® FlexPod solution and the process for selecting proper hardware for a given set of requirements.

NS0-175
Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design Specialist

Recommended Training and Resources:

NS0-176
Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist

To enroll in NetApp University training, you will need a NetApp support site account.

Take your exam

NS0-175 exam includes 60 test questions, with an allotted time of 90 minutes to complete. In countries where English is not the native language, candidates will be granted a 30-minute extension to the allotted examination completion time.

The NS0-175 exam covers the following topics:

Flexpod Design

  • Describe FlexPod components based upon customer workloads
  • Describe how to size a solution based on customer requirements in accordance with FlexPod best practices
  • Describe the support options for FlexPod

Networking

  • Describe Cisco networking components used within FlexPod designs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of FlexPod networking configurations

Security

  • Describe access control methods for FlexPod solutions
  • Describe the considerations in building a secure multitenancy design

Tools

  • Describe resources for determining supported FlexPod components
  • Demonstrate knowledge of using tools for managing FlexPod
  • Demonstrate knowledge of troubleshooting methodologies for FlexPod solutions

The NS0-176 exam includes 60 test questions, with an allotted time of 90 minutes to complete. In countries where English is not the native language, candidates will be granted a 30-minute extension to the allotted examination completion time.

The NS0-176 exam covers the following topics:

Information Gathering for FlexPod Solutions

  • Describe the main FlexPod components

FlexPod Design

  • Describe the storage components supported in FlexPod
  • Describe the networking components supported in FlexPod
  • Describe the compute components supported in FlexPod

FlexPod Configuration

  • Describe how to install and configure the FlexPod components
  • Describe how to configure neworks in a UCS solution
  • Describe how to configure SAN boot in a FlexPod solution
  • Describe knowledge of how to configure a service profile
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure storage in a FlexPod solution
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to configure Cisco Nexus switches

FlexPod Administration

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to administer FlexPod solutions according to FlexPod best practices
  • Describe FlexPod management applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to install and upgrade the FlexPod solution

FlexPod Troubleshooting

  • Demonstrate how to perform FlexPod troubleshooting

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