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Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist (CNFIAS)

The Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist is for storage and data management professionals including systems engineers, field engineers, professional services consultants, and channel partners who are focused on FlexPod solution enablement.

This FlexPod certification is the first jointly-developed, global, multi-vendor technical certification that delivers in-depth knowledge of the tools and standards to assess performance characteristics and requirements of the FlexPod integrated solution.

Prerequisites

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.

Recommended training for this certification

The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco and NetApp-approved training: Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM)

This is a three-day training course that covers key implementation procedures, management and basic troubleshooting tasks on the Cisco Nexus 5548UP, Cisco UCS and NetApp storage.

Exams

Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM)

NS0-174 Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration

The NS0-174 exam includes 60 test questions, with an allotted time of 60 minutes to complete. In countries where English is not the native language, candidates for whom English is not their first language will be granted a 30-minute extension to the allotted examination completion time.

This exam is available in both English and Simplified Chinese.

The NS0-174 exam covers the following topics:
Compute
  • Hardware components
  • Configuration
  • High availability
  • SAN Boot
  • UCS Manager
Networking
  • Hardware components
  • Configuration
  • High availability
  • SAN Boot
Storage
  • Hardware components
  • Configuration
  • High availability
  • SAN Boot
Virtualization
  • Hypervisor Solutions
  • SAN Boot
Management and Orchestration Tools