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