Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Specialist (FLEXPOD)

FlexPod solutions combine storage, networking, and server components into a flexible architecture that services a variety of business workloads. FlexPod solutions not only speed the deployment of infrastructure and business-critical applications, but also reduce cost, complexity, and risk. We offer two Cisco and NetApp FlexPod certifications: FlexPod Design Specialist and FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist.

FlexPod Certification Requirements

The FlexPod Design exam (NS0-173) and the FlexPod Implementation and Administration exam (NS0-174) are each 60-minute exams that test system engineers on their knowledge of the FlexPod solution. These exams test a candidate’s knowledge of the tools and standards for assessing computing solution performance characteristics and requirements. The exams also test a candidate’s knowledge of the hardware components associated with the FlexPod solution and the process for selecting proper hardware for a given set of requirements.

Logos and certificates will be granted to those individuals who achieve FlexPod Specialist certification.

Recommended training for this certification

Training for NS0-173 (FlexPod Design Certification) :

  • Technical Overview of Base FlexPod Technology with Options (WBT)
  • Designing the FlexPod Solution (NA-FPDESIGN)

Training for NS0-174 (FlexPod Implementation and Administration) :

  • Technical Overview of Base FlexPod Technology with Options (WBT)
  • Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (NA-FPIMPADM)