Have an account?

  •   Personalized content
  •   Your products and support

Need an account?

Create an account

Configure FlexPod for your needs

Learn how to design scalable, flexible data centers.


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.


No prerequisites

Required exam Recommended training
500-173 FPDESIGN
Designing the FlexPod Solution v2.0 (FPDESIGN)

Sorry, no results matched your search criteria(s). Please try again.

Take exam

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

500-173 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.