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Nutanix announced a cutting edge technology certification, the Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX). This flagship educational program, set to become the most rigorous technical qualification in enterprise computing, creates a new standard in IT certifications and highlights the increasing adoption of multi-hypervisor environments in enterprise datacenters.

NPX is a peer-vetted, hypervisor agnostic certification designed for veteran Solution Engineers, Consultants, and Architects. It’s an higher level (or a next level) compared to the Nutanix Platform Professional (NPP).

This new certification, which is offered free of charge, is devised by Nutanix’s customer education service

Participants will master the technical details of hyper converged infrastructure in order to determine which technology is the most appropriate for different applications and use cases. The certification program requires extensive architectural capabilities validated through written exams, a web-scale solution design, hands-on lab and design exercises, and a live peer review.

Applicants must be experts in at least two hypervisor platforms and, upon graduating, will be certified by Nutanix as among the best enterprise architects in the industry.

Note that it’s not related to the NTC program, NTC is more about the ability as an evangelist or a community contributor… the NPX it’s more like the VCDX program (and maybe it’s not a case the program manager came from there)… to demonstrate the technical and architectural capabilities.

To learn more about the NPX Program and requirements for NPX certification, you can download the program guide and application from the program homepage or contact Mark Brunstad the program manager at [email protected].


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.