Nutanix Certified Associate (NCA)

v5.20 available through 17 February 2023

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The Nutanix Certified Associate (NCA) exam tests your skills and abilities in navigating a Nutanix AOS cluster as well as managing and operating Nutanix core offerings. Successful candidates demonstrate mastery of these skills and abilities.

Successful candidates have approximately 6-12 months of holistic IT infrastructure experience as well as some hands-on experience working with an AOS implementation.

Knowledge Objectives

Section 1 – Describe Nutanix Solutions

  • Describe Nutanix architectural concepts
  • Identify Nutanix products by use case
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to interact with Nutanix Support

Section 2 – Operate Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Solutions

  • Describe VM entity components
  • Apply procedural concepts to maintain VM/cluster health
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to manage a VM

Section 3 - Manage Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Solutions

  • Recognize Data Protection entities
  • Describe Storage entity components
  • Apply cluster management concepts


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

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

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