Friday, 26 February 2021

VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7] now available


VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7]

Are you interested in pursuing your Deploy VMware Certified Advanced Professional in Datacentre Virtualisation? Or do you want to learn advanced vSphere 7 administration?

I’ve done three now, my version 4, 5, and 6, and now there’s “version 7” VCAP-DCV Deploy 2021.


These are some of my favourite exams, and the reason for this; the exam is a practical exam, it demonstrates that you know the product, and that you don’t just have a great memory, although that does help.

In the past the preparation for this exam was just a case of playing hugely with the product, learning parts of the technology that weren’t generally taught via the VMware certified courses.

VMware have just released a new course called.

VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7]

This five-day, 6 module, 33 lab course provides hands-on training to equip students with a range of skills: from performing routine VMware vSphere 7 administrative tasks to complex vSphere operations and configurations.

1.       Course Introduction

2.       Creating and Configuring Management Clusters

3.       Creating and Configuring Productions Clusters

4.       Troubleshooting vSphere and Backing Up Configurations

5.       Lifecycle Management

6.       vSphere Security

Through lab-based activities, students are immersed in real-life situations faced by VMBeans, a fictitious company.  These situations expose students to real-life scenarios faced by companies that are building and scaling their virtual infrastructure.

This course uses scenario-based lab exercises and does not provide guided step-by-step instructions. To complete the scenario-based lab exercises, you are required to analyse the task, research, and deduce the required solution. References and suggested documentation are provided.

Approximately 90% of the class is application-focused and taught through labs.  The course aligns fully with the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Centre Virtualization Deploy exam objectives.

The course is for systems administrators and also system engineers.

VMware have recommended the following prerequisites, but it’s really all about experience.

·         Completion of VMware vSphere: Optimise and Scale [V7] course

·         VMware Certified Professional – Data Centre Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification

·         System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

As the labs aren’t guided, this course is highly recommended for anyone who’s interested in earning their VCAP-DCV 2021


Monday, 4 January 2021

VMware 2021 Datacentre Virtualisation certifications available

Data Center Virtualization

VMware Data Center Virtualization certifications are designed to gauge your level of skill designing, installing, and managing VMware vSphere environments in a real world environment.

VMware have now made available the 2021 certifications, and the VCAPs now also cover VMware vSphere 7.0

VMware Certified Technical Associate - Data Center Virtualisation 2021

The VCTA-DCV certification holder has a basic understanding of virtualization and vSphere concepts. The certification holder also demonstrates knowledge of data center technology and basic troubleshooting concepts. A VCTA-DCV holder also has a working knowledge of managing cloud resources and basic networking concepts.

VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2021

The VCP-DCV 2021 certification validates candidate skills to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere infrastructure, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2021

The industry-recognized VCAP-DCV Deploy 2021 certification validates that you know how to deploy and optimize VMware vSphere infrastructures. It proves that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage best practices that provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform for your organization.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Design 2021

Earning the VCAP-DCV Design 2021 certification validates that you have advanced knowledge of end-user computing environments and components, and are able to recommend and design VMware solutions to meet specific goals and requirements. This industry-recognized certification improves your credibility among your peers and proves that you have a deep understanding of data center virtualization design principles and methodologies.

VMware Certified Design Expert – Data Center Virtualization 2021

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of VMware certification. This elite group of VCDX professionals is comprised of design architects highly-skilled in VMware enterprise deployments. Prove you can deliver true business value by validating your expertise in vSphere6.x and enabling the best performance, availability, and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications.

Which ever level you are at, good luck to all pursuing VMware Certifications this year