NetApp INSIGHT 2019 Las Vegas is just around the corner (Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30). In addition to being a great place to hear about all the latest developments from NetApp, listening to inspiring speakers and attend innovative sessions, and catching up with friends and colleagues, NetApp University will be there and will be proctoring live and virtual certification exams. And the best part is that it’s all free—included with the price of your conference pass. I highly encourage you to make time in your schedules to get certified. You can take as many tests as you want, as many times as you want. It’s a fabulous opportunity that you really don’t want to miss.

 

I am also looking forward to participating in our “Are You Certifiable?” panel with colleagues Brandi Einhorn, Steve Botkin, and fellow A-Team member, Paula Silva. Join us for a roundtable discussion on certification. You will learn about the NetApp Job Task Analysis used to blueprint an exam, the Item Development Workshop process, the value of certification, and NetApp’s investment in industry certification. We will discuss psychometrics, the study of creating exams, observing the behaviour of test takers, and applying knowledge to exams. Come learn about the exam process, meet the experts who create the exams, and learn about becoming a Subject Matter Expert.

 

Don’t miss your opportunity to take free exams and get certified. Need a review on exam topics? Sign up for a preparation session (see the list below) and take the new NSO-402 Hybrid Cloud Implementation DevOps Engineer exam. Also, to meet the NSO-602 NCHC requirement, the Microsoft AZ-300 Azure Architect Technologies and AZ-301 Azure Architect Design Microsoft exams are also available. Pass the NSO-602 exam and then pass both Azure exams to earn that certification. Make sure to sign up via Pearson VUE to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are also usually available. The NetApp INSIGHT test center information can be found on the Pearson VUE website.

 

If you’re interested in getting certified at INSIGHT, be sure to add these sessions to your agenda (use Schedule Builder to make sure you don’t lose track of them!).

 

  •  3001-1 Are You Certifiable?
    • Monday, October 28: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 1272-1 NCDA ONTAP Certification Preparation
    • Monday, October 28: 9 – 10 a.m.
    • Tuesday, October 29: 3 – 4 p.m.
  • 1273-1 NCIE-SAN ONTAP Certification Preparation
    • Monday, October 28: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 1274-1 NCHC Administrator Certification Preparation
    •  Monday, October 28: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
    • Tuesday, October 29: 4:15 – 5:15 p.m
  • 1275-1 NCHC Architect Certification Preparation
    • Monday, October 28: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • 1997-1 NCTA Certification Preparation
    • Monday, October 28: 4 – 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, October 29: 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
  • 1998-1 NCHC Implementation Engineer Certification Preparation
    • Tuesday, October 29: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Hope to see you there! Be sure to stop by the Social Media Hub on the expo floor to see me and my fellow A-Team members. We’ll be next to the A-Team van—the real one from the show!

Scott Gelb

Scott is a Solutions Architect for Enterprise Vision Technologies (EVT) in Los Angeles, CA. Scott leads the design and implementation of NetApp solutions for enterprise customers across Southern California.

While Scott is both a second-degree black belt (nidan) in Judo and a virtuoso trumpet player, he admits he can’t do both at the same time.