New FlexPod Premium Partner Exams and Deadlines

We are pleased to announce the update of the Data Center Specialization FlexPod Premium Partner program.

Below you will find an overview of the relevant changes for the program as of 27th April 2015:

New FlexPod exams

The NEW Cisco and NetApp FlexPod role-based exams have been recently announced:

  • NS0-172 FlexPod Sales Exam
  • NS0-170 FlexPod Design Exam
  • NS0-171 FlexPod Implementation and Administration Exam

Each of the exams has to be passed by minimum 2 partner employees for the program requirement to be fulfilled. Please note, there are recommended trainings available for each of the exams, but they are not a compulsory requirement for the program. Grace Period

During the grace period (27th April – 30th October 2015), partners who were currently pursuing the FlexPod Specialization can choose between completing the previous (trainings only) or the new program requirements (role-based exams).

Additional requirements for new partners:

  • FlexPod Demonstration Assessment
  • 3 FlexPod Customer References

Specialization Duration

Once all program requirements are met, the FlexPod Specialization is valid for 2 years. Partners who need to renew their enrollment in the Data Center FlexPod Specialization after their 2-year period has expired must complete the new program requirements. If you have any further questions about the Data Center – FlexPod Specialization or the FlexPod Premium Partner framework, please contact a member of the Fast Lane FlexPod team who will be more than happy to assist.

To view our FlexPod web page click here

For more information please contact us: or +44 (0)845 470 1000

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    Fast Lane is a well-established Learning Partner within the technical space, we are also forerunners in sales enablement and business relevancy training across all IT architectures. Alongside our training division we can offer support on a consultative basis, from conducting preliminary analyses and assessments, to designing future-focused IT solutions. Whatever IT challenges you face, be it Partner accreditation, certification, consultancy projects, tailored training deliveries, or standalone authorised courses we can help!

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    Phone: 0845 470 1000


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