Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist

Configure FlexPod for Your Needs

Learn how to design scalable, flexible data centers

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.


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Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
500-171 FPIMPADM Implementing and Administering the FlexPod Solution (FPIMPADM)

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

500-171 FPIMPADM

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.

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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