This is part 1 in a multi-part blog post, in this first post I'll describe the process of laying the groundwork for what will eventually be a working vCloud Director / vShield Manager deployment in my VMWare VSphere lab.
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...the certification is now publicly available. What that means is that we have complete details about what the cert covers and what is required to obtain it. With that, I can also offer some great resources to help you prepare.
We're happy to announce that the newest VMware Certification program - VMware Certified Professional 5 - Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS) is now available.
This certification validates your ability to install, configure and administer a Cloud environment using vCloud Director and related components. Achieving this certification demonstrates your understanding of basic cloud concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy and cloud security, as well as your skills in using vCloud Director to create and manage vApps, service catalogs, and organization/provider VDCs, as well as administering cloud enabled networking and storage.
In a essence VCP5-IaaS certification is about VMware vCloud Director based cloud services, this exam tests your know-how and experience of installing, managing and troubleshooting vCloud Director based cloud services.
The VMware Cloud Infrastructure Architecture Case Study Series was developed to provide an understanding of the various components of the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite. The goal is to explain how these components can be used in specific scenarios
I’ve always believed that the best way to learn and truly immerse yourself into a new technology is to build it, break it, and build it again…then repeat steps 2 and 3 until you can do it in your sleep. Although this doesn’t apply to all technologies, it certainly holds true for most of VMware’s portfolio. I’d like to share the ins-and-outs of my own VMware solutions lab – EZLAB 2.0 – and walk you through what you’ll need to get started on one of your own. Let’s dive right in…
Do I need to attend a class to qualify for VCP5-IaaS? How do I register for the VCP5-IaaS certification exam? How long after I take the exam before I receive notification of my exam results? How many questions are on the VCP5-IaaS exam? How much time will I have to complete the VCP5-IaaS exam? What is available to me when I access the VCP Portal? What is the passing score for the VCP5-IaaS exam? What is the retake policy for the VCP5-IaaS exam? What topics are tested on the VCP5-IaaS Exam? When will I receive my VCP-IaaS certificate? Will the questions on the VCP5-IaaS exam adapt to my answers to the pre-exam survey?
The following list includes almost all the courses offered Free of Cost (self-paced) by VMware and the areas starts from vSphere Fundamentals, View, vShiled, vCenter Operations Manager, vCenter Chargeback, Site Recovery Manager, Virtualizing Tier 1 Databases such as SQL and Oracle and not limited to that but also included courses for the TC Server, GemFire, Groovy Grails, SpringSource, Hyperic (Companies acquired by VMware) etc. etc.
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