NetApp Partner Program

Partner Specializations

The most rigorous level of company competency in the NetApp Partner Program
Recognition for company-level, sales, design and architect, and professional services competency in NetApp® strategic solution area(s):

Clustered Data ONTAP

Data Center FlexPod™

  • For partners with high-quality, end-to-end, solution-based competencies, who sell and deliver own brand of professional services
  • Increased visibility via NetApp partner directory, and with NetApp sales and professional services organizations
  • Access to valuable tools, best practice information, help desks, and incentives

Data Center FlexPod Specialization / FlexPod Premium Partners

FY16 Program Requirements

Competency Area


Cisco Specialization

Cisco UCT or DCA Specialization

NetApp Professional Services Certification (PSC)

PSC cDOT or PSC E-Series

Sales Competency
(Minimum 2 individuals)

Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Sales Accreditation (New)

Systems Engineer Competency
(Minimum 2 individuals)

Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design Specialist Certification (New)

Implementation Engineer Competency
(Minimum 2 individuals)

Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist Certification (New)

FlexPod demo assessment

Complete FlexPod demo

Customer References (3)

Provide 3 FlexPod customer references

cDOT Specialization

FY16 Program Requirements – transition from 8.2 to 8.3 coursework

Competency Area


Sales Competency
(Minimum 5 individuals)

cDOT Sales Professional

  • Selling Clustered Data ONTAP (WBT 45 mins) (New)


  • GetSuccessful with Clustered Data ONTAP Workshop (vLT 2. hrs)

Systems Engineer Competency
(Minimum 2 individuals)

System Engineer Specialist

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 Partner SE Specialist (Blended 7 days)

NetApp Professional Services Certification (PSC)

PSC cDOT (company-level program)

  • Two cDOT 8.3 PS Engineer Professionals
  • One employee completes Transition to cDOT learning path (NEW)

cDOT demo assessment

Complete cDOT demonstration in the lab on demand

Customer References (3)

Provide 3 cDOT customer references

Delta coursework for 8.2 to 8.3 Technical Roles

  • 8.3 new features/technical positioning classes (WBTs)
  • 3 of 4 self-paced labs

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