Welcome to the Cisco NetApp FlexPod Design certification exam prep discussion. This discussion is intended for candidates preparing to take the NS0-170 Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design certification exam. Here you can participate in an interactive question and answer discussion on topics covered in the NSO-170 exam.
This forum is open to discussion and knowledge sharing on the concepts related to FlexPod design. This is not a forum for disclosing actual exam content. Any posts that ask for information on actual exam content and/or disclose actual exam content will be deleted and the author will be banned from the discussion. Please review the NetApp Certification Exam Security policies here prior to posting in this discussion.
This is a review of concepts and strategies covered in the NS0-170 exam. We assume participating candidates have previously consumed the recommended training for this exam (see recommended training and other prep materials here) as well as listened to our two hour online review (1 hour of lecture, 1 hour of demo) of some of the topics covered on the exam. This review session is available here and is broken down by topic area so candidates can focus on those sections where they may need additional explanation and demonstration.
Several FlexPod SMEs are helping to moderate this discussion but there may be a time lag between responses. We hope to respond to all posts within 24 hours.
Please note that this prep session by itself is not intended to prepare you for the exam. It is offered as a final review for those that have already prepared for their exam through consumption of the recommended training and have experience with FlexPod design.
Post your questions and comments here. We will respond within 24 hours.
LizBurns, Can you tell us when the new redesigned NS0-170 exam will be in the test centers? You know, the one that actually tests our ability to design and sell FlexPod solutions, the one that doesn't have at least 20 questions that no one would even care to know the answers to because it would have zero value to the partner SE and any customer in the sales cycle?
Thank you for your question. We have just completed a review and update of the current Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design (NS0-170) exam to clearify and/or correct some questions/answer options. We will be updating all the FlexPod exams to reflect updates to the product in the first part of 2016.
vSphere 5.5 (and 6.0) have been released long ago but documents about the FPDESIGN exam refer only to 5.1. When taking the PFDESIGN exam in Dec. 2015, is it then possible that it contains questions about 5.5 or 6.0?
Yes those two exams are exactly the same. HOWEVER, if you are a NetApp partner attempting to get compliance credit for the certification please take the NetApp version. This will ensure your records are correctly processed.
While these exams are the same content, because they are delivered by two different companies, we cannot add another company's exam (even if it is one we share) to CertCenter. However, if you need this certification for compliance purposes, we can have this information show in that database. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to do that.
NetApp Certification and Accreditation Program Manager