3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2012 11:34 AM by DanielleH

    SCP certification question


      I noticed there are several guides on Thwack, but it seems some of the guides are more popular than others. I have a high level of technical expertise and catch on quickly though I'm not certified in any Cisco areas. I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on the best materials to study.  Should I read through all the administrator guides (APM, NPM, Orion, etc.) in addition to watching all the videos provided by Solarwinds under their education section?

      I noticed there are several PDFs of N2N Netflow Basics Vol 1 - XX . It seems like some of the volumes are much more popular than others based on the download numbers.

      Any help would be appreciated. I have 15+ years of IT experience, currently I'm in a network operations center in a casino. I think the network (Cisco) may be my weakness since we have a dedicated network tech team that does all the switch programming/configuration,etc.

      A checklist format would be great :)

        • Re: SCP certification question


          I took the test and I don't remember anything specific to Cisco.

          This is more a monitoring exam, concepts about monitoring, a little SQL and specific questions about orion products.
          I took the exam without any special preparation.

          I have watched most videos and skimmed the admin guides but that was not for the test, I did that to know the products I am using better.

          If you are the one who implemented Orion from start to finish and administrate (for more than a year) it I think the test should be a breeze. You should know NPM and APM very well.


          If you search the content exchange there are even SCP prep-guides which give you a glance about the material you need to know as well as a few practice questions.


          Let us know how it turns out for you!

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          • Re: SCP certification question

            Hi Greg--

            Preparation Guide for the SCP exam is a link to a prep guide for the SCP exam from the content exchange.  There are other study materials as well located under Education Materials.

            Hope this helps!

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