Nutanix Certified Professional - Database Automation (NCP-DB)

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The Nutanix Certified Professional - Database Automation (NCP-DB) certification validates a candidate's skills and abilities to deploy, administer, optimize, and troubleshoot database workloads using Nutanix Era.

Successful candidates have 1-2 years of database management experience, while also having at least 6 months of Nutanix Era experience. Candidates should be capable of successfully provisioning, patching, protecting, and cloning Nutanix Era-managed databases.

Knowledge Objectives

Section 1 – Describe Nutanix Era Concepts

  • Define database terminology
  • Describe Era features and benefits

Section 2 – Deploy and Configure a Nutanix Era Solution

  • Deploy an Era VM
  • Configure an Era instance

Section 3 - Monitor and Report on a Nutanix Era Implementation

  • Monitor alerts
  • Monitor storage usage
  • Report on database inventory

Section 4 - Operate and Maintain a Nutanix Era Environment

  • Apply procedural concepts to register database server VMs and databases
  • Apply procedural concepts to provision databases
  • Apply procedural concepts to test and publish database patches
  • Describe steps to apply database patches
  • Upgrade databases
  • Given a scenario, troubleshoot Era operations

Section 5 - Protect a Nutanix Era Implementation Using Time Machine

  • Create, delete, and modify SLA retention policies
  • Given business requirements, perform a database clone
  • Apply procedural concepts to restore source databases
  • Refresh clones
  • Apply policies to back up databases

Section 6 - Administer a Nutanix Era Cluster Environment

  • Manage Era profiles
  • Perform Era software updates
  • Apply procedural concepts to add Nutanix clusters to Era
  • Manage networks in Era
  • Manage RBAC controls
  • Identify how to use Era APIs and CLI


Once you earn NCP-DB certification you join an exclusive community of Nutanix certified personnel, and earn more tangible benefits as well:

  • Use of the NCP-DB logo
  • NCP-DB Digital Badge from Credly
  • Access to the Nutanix Certification store
  • Discounts on Nutanix events
  • Early access to educational programs

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