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Configure FlexPod for Your Needs

Learn how to design scalable, flexible data centers.

What's new

The Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist certification exam has been refreshed to reflect the latest technology.

  • Between October 15, 2018 and December 28, 2018, candidates may choose to test using exam 500-171 or 500-174 to earn certification.
  • Beginning December 31, 2018, only exam 500-174 will be available for testing.

Overview

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

No prerequisites

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
500-171 FPIMPADM
Last day to test: December 28, 2018
Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution v1.0 (FPIMPADM)
OR  
500-174 FPIMPADM Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution v2.0 (FPIMPADM)
Available: February 2019

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Train and study

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

Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution v1.0 (FPIMPADM)
Recommended for candidates preparing for exam 500-171.

OR

Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution v2.0 (FPIMPADM) - Available: February 2019
Recommended for candidates preparing for exam 500-174.

Take exam

To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

500-171 FPIMPADM

Last day to test: December 28, 2018

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of configuring the FlexPod solution components and includes managing and troubleshooting those components in a realistic multihypervisor network. At the same time, this exam assesses a candidate's knowledge of how the FlexPod solution aligns with the Data Center architecture.

OR

500-174 FPIMPADM

This exam tests Field Engineers on their knowledge of the FlexPod solution and their knowledge of configuring FlexPod solution components which includes managing and troubleshooting those components in a realistic multi-hypervisor network.

Recertification

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.