Avid Certified | System Administrator, Avid Nexis

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System Administrators serve a critical role in managing their organizations storage systems and media assets. To fully harness the power of Avid NEXIS, providing intelligent storage for real-time media production, competent in-house system administration is a ‘must have’.

The Avid Certified | System Administrator for Avid NEXIS certification validates an individual’s capabilities of performing the tasks associated with ongoing operation and maintenance of an Avid NEXIS system once it has been put into production. This includes how to create and manage workspaces, check system status, troubleshoot issues, create and understand user accounts, connect to clients, mount/dismount workspaces, configure a multi-engine system, and deal with hardware failures. The certification also demonstrates a basic understanding of system maintenance and troubleshooting for the various models in the Avid NEXIS hardware family of products.



Certification as an Avid Certified | System Administrator provides an individual:

  • Recognition of system management skills and an opportunity to distinguish themselves professionally and advance their career
  • A certification-specific digital badge and credential easily managed and shared on social media and on marketing materials to differentiate yourself and your organization
  • Entry in Avid's online certification directory accessible via the Find a Certified Professional online listing, as well as a printable certificate of achievement

For business managers, certification offers an objective measure of an employee’s ability to manage an Avid NEXIS system. Hire with confidence by hiring Avid Certified!


Although not required, Avid strongly recommends that candidates complete the following course before the certification exam:

In addition, candidates should have prior basic experience in Microsoft Windows systems and networking.

The following certification exam study guide is available to help you assess your readiness to take the exam:


The Avid Certified | System Administrator for Avid NEXIS also provides an ideal point from which to progress on to achieve the following additional certification:


For further questions on the cost, schedule, and maintenance of your certification, please see the following:

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