NVIDIA-Certified Associate

AI Infrastructure and Operations


About This Certification

The NCA-AIIO certification is an entry-level credential that validates the foundational concepts of AI computing related to infrastructure and operations. The exam is online and proctored remotely, includes 50 questions, and has a 60-minute time limit.

Please carefully review NVIDIA's examination policy before scheduling your exam.

If you have any questions, please contact us here

Topics Covered in the Exam

Topics covered in the exam include:

  • Accelerated computing use cases
  • AI, machine learning, and deep learning
  • GPU architecture
  • NVIDIA’s software suite
  • Infrastructure and operation considerations for adopting NVIDIA solutions

Preparation Materials

We recommend the following steps to prepare for this exam.

Enroll in Self-Paced Training

Take the “AI Infrastructure and Operations Fundamentals” self-paced course. Designed for enterprise professionals, this course provides invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of AI. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just beginning your journey into AI, this course is essential for staying ahead in today's rapidly evolving technological landscape. The typical time to complete this course is seven hours.

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The Difference Between AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning (reading time: 6 minutes)

The Difference Between Deep Learning Training and Inference (reading time: 5 minutes) 

How to Use GPUs for Robotic Development (reading time: 4 minutes) 

Recommender Systems (reading time: 5 minutes) 

Accelerating and Enhancing Robotics With NVIDIA Isaac™ (reading time: 5 minutes) 

Robotic Simulation With NVIDIA Isaac Sim™ (reading time: 5 minutes) 

Inference Solutions for Video Analytics (reading time: 2 minutes)

Message Passing Interface (MPI) (reading time: 2 minutes)

What Is MLOps? (reading time: 7 minutes) 

Deep Learning Frameworks (reading time: 5 minutes) 

VMware vSphere Hypervisor Software Releases (reading time: 1 minute) 

NVIDIA AI Enterprise (reading time: 3 minutes)

vGPU—Virtualization for IT (reading time: 3 minutes)

NVIDIA Data Center GPU Manager (DCGM) Overview (reading time: 2 minutes) 

NVIDIA DCGM (reading time: 2 minutes)

Enhancing Data Movement With GPUDirect® (reading time: 3 minutes)

High-Speed End-to-End Connectivity With DPUs (reading time: 4 minutes) 

What Is a DPU? (reading time: 4 minutes) 

Cloud-Scale Architecture With DPUs (reading time: 9 minutes) 

Transforming the Data Center With DPUs (reading time: 5 minutes) 

NVIDIA DOCA™ Software Framework (reading time: 3 minutes) 

DOCA—Data Center Infrastructure on a Chip (reading time: 3 minutes)

Certification Exam Details

Duration: One hour

Price: $135 

Certification level: Associate  

Subject: AI Infrastructure and operations  

Number of questions: 50

Prerequisites: A basic understanding of data center infrastructure.

Language: English 

Candidate audiences:

Business-line owners

Data center technicians

Delivery and professional services engineers

Developer operations (DevOps) engineers

IT managers

Networking engineers

Sales representatives

Systems administration staff

Solution architects

System architects

Validity: This certification is valid for two years from issuance.

Recertification may be achieved by retaking the exam.

Credentials: Upon passing the exam, participants will receive a digital badge and optional certificate indicating the certification level and topic.

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