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Nagios Certified Professional

The Nagios Certified Professional – Core certification exam is designed to test the skills of an individual who uses Nagios Core on a frequent basis. This individual should have a good understanding of how Nagios Core works, as well as knowledge of monitoring terminology. Topics covered include handling outages, investigating incidents, acknowledging alerts, scheduling downtime, generating reports, and general use. Designed for IT professionals, administrators, helpdesk staff, and end users.

Test Questions 75
Time Limit 75 Minutes
Price $199 USD
Certification Validity 2 Years
Suggested Study Material Nagios Core Docs and NCP Core Prep Guide
Suggested Training Program Basic Training
Prerequisites None


Nagios Certified Administrator

The Nagios Certified Administrator – Core certification exam is designed to test the skills of an individual who is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a Nagios Core installation. This individual should be capable of designing, implementing, and supporting a Nagios Core installation. Topics covered include graphing and trending, distributed monitoring, passive checks, performance tuning, agents, and other advanced topics. Designed for IT professionals and administrators.

Test Questions 110
Time Limit 110 Minutes
Price $299 USD
Certification Validity 2 Years
Suggested Study Material Nagios Core Docs and NCA Core Prep Guide
Suggested Training Program Advanced Training
Prerequisites Must pass the Nagios Certified Professional – Core Exam


Certification Exam Process

We’ve partnered with TesTrac to deliver the official Nagios certification exams online. The basic process is outlined below:

  • Submit the online Nagios Certification form
  • Nagios will then send you your login credentials and instructions to schedule your exam within one business day.
  • Login to your account and confirm your profile information, then schedule your exam.
  • Verify your security profile after scheduling your exam and well before your exam date.
  • At the time of your exam you must have your credit card ready for purchase.
    • On the day of your Exam: have your credit card ready – you will purchase your exam at the exam start time.
    • Login to your account and Open Test Portal – this will bring you to the proctoring site where you will pay for and take your exam.
  • The proctor will stay online with you while you take your exam and be available to assist with questions.
  • 1-2 weeks after you take your exam, we’ll contact you with information about obtaining your certificate.
  • You can verify your certification status and obtain certificates online.

Minimum technology requirements for taking exam:

  1. A well-working computer with 1 GB of RAM or higher.
  2. A wired high-speed internet connection (3 Mbps). A wireless internet connection is not recommended.
  3. Any webcam with 640×480 video pixel resolution (a laptop camera is acceptable).
  4. Working speakers connected to the computer.
  5. A microphone connected to the computer (consider a webcam with a built-in microphone).
  6. Flash player version 7 or higher.
  7. Browser compatibility: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari.

Certification Benefits

Nagios certification provides professionals with the following benefits:

  • Certificates Of Completion – Professional receive a certificate from Nagios Enterprises once they’ve successfully achieved a certification level.
  • Professionals can let their current and future employers verify their official Nagios certification status and obtain certificates online.

Certification Resources

Our certification prep guides help prepare you to successfully understand Nagios and pass your exam.

These guides are available on the Nagios Library.