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Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design Specialist

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The Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design 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

No prerequisites

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
500-170 FPDESIGN Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN)

The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco and NetApp-approved training:

Designing the FlexPod Solution (FPDESIGN)

This is a three-day training course that provides a comprehensive understanding of FlexPod reconnaissance tools and standards for assessing computing solution performance characteristics and requirements. In addition this course will describe the hardware components of the FlexPod and the process for selecting proper hardware for a given set of requirements.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

500-170 FPDESIGN

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of tools and standards for assessing computing solution performance characteristics and requirements. In addition this exam will test a candidate's knowledge of hardware components associated with the FlexPod Solution and the process for selecting proper hardware for a given set of requirements.

Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass the current required exam.

For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.

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