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Don’t let your VMware VCP lapse

A VMware email come through about my VCP, 3 years it’s too short! No way i will let this expire. So what are the options?

(1) Upgrade to VCAP
(2) Update with the latest VCP exam
(3) Certify in a different technology track
At this point i will not move forwards to VCAP, just renew with VCP 6.5. See what’s New on 6.0 and 6.5 and do some labs. After that it’s time to schedule the exam :)

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Passed VCP5-DCV

After 2 months and an half studying VMware and went through official training, i’m really happy to say I’m officially VCP5-DCV for the next 2 years!

Pre-Requirements

One of the big pre-requirements is to have official training which cost around ~3500 USD, but if your are alone on this journey you can check a VMware IT Academy (VITA) for an online or classroom training. The cost on a VITA will vary between ~200 and 700 USD.To pick one of this courses on VITA there are pre-requirements also like unemployed, career changers, etc.

Materials

I’ve build my home Lab with 3 physical Servers, you can build yours using VMware Workstation, performance it’s not required here :). After vSphere ICM course, i’ve read VCP5-DCV Official Certification Guide to clarify some gaps. I’ve watched also CBT Nuggets VMware 5.5 (my notes on this are unfinished).  VCP Community ad documentation Center for 5.5 is also a great resource.

I leave here my notes for both courses:

CBT Nuggets VMware 5.5

VMware vSphere Install Configure and Manage 5.5

A few good resources while i was studying:

VCP Community

vSphere Instructional Videos

Exam

Exam Code:VCP550PSE
Duration (Time):120 minutes + 30 extension (only for non-native Countries)
Number of Questions:136
Passing Score:300

This exam code is the same in essence like VCP550, the different it was scheduled from a VITA student

VMware RoadMap

This is the roadmap for Version 5, and now it’s time to go to VCIX-NV

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This is the official logo

VCP-DCV

References:

VMware Certification

VMware Press – VMware Certification Marketplace

Exam Blueprint vSphere 5.5 (VCP550)

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Training on VMware ICM 5.5

There are different paths to be VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV), but the big requirement is have official training which costs loads of money, specially if you are running alone in this journey.

To fill this requirement you can use Training Partners of VMware or using VMware IT Academies (VITA), which are much more cheap (just found a few of them).

This will be fun over next weeks :)

Objectives

By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.5 functions and features and be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Deploy an ESXi host
•  Deploy a vCenter Server instance
•  Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
•  Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
•  Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
•  Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
•  Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
•  Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
•  Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™
•  Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
•  Manage access control using vCenter Server
•  Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
•  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere®
Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
•  Apply patches using VMware vSphere®Update Manager™

Outline

  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives
  2. Virtualized Data Center
    • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Install and use vSphere Client
  3. Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploy a single virtual machine
  4. VMware vCenter Server
    • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
    • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
    • Install and use vSphere Web Client
    • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
    • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
    • Describe and modify standard switch properties
    • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
  6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
    • Introduce storage protocols and device names
    • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
    • Create and manage vSphere datastores
    • Deploy and manage VMware® Virtual SAN™
  7. Virtual Machine Management
    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™
  8. Access and Authentication Control
    • Control user access through roles and permissions
    • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
    • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
    • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  9. Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Configure and manage resource pools
    • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
  10. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
    • Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication
  11. Scalability
    • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
    • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
    • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
  12. Patch Management
    • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
    • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
    • Create patch baselines
    • Scan and remediate hosts
  13. Installing VMware Components
    • Introduce ESXi installation
    • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
    • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
    • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
    • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)

About me

I intend with this blog exchange experiences, opinions and always helpful information to me (recording experiences) and general public.
I’m continuing learning every day, so that there may be typos or wrong information…. but if you detect something irregular give me a shout through their post.

Disclaimer

Posts are my own, does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer or any vendor. It is solely my opinion.
Feel free to challenge me, agree/disagree with me, or tell me I’m completely boring in the comments, but I reserve the right to hide any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane,…) – so keep it polite and clean please.

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Training/Events/Workshops:

Training

  • Cisco Stealthwatch
  • Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints
  • Dell Networking OS9 Configuration and Operations  [3 day instructor]
  • F5 LTM/GTM/AFM Modules 11.x
  • Firewall Configuration Essentials 101 PAN-OS v.6.0 RevC
  • Fortigate 5.x
  • Checkpoint 61000
  • Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS)
  • Allot NetXplorer, ServiceProtector,Service Gateway
  • StoneSoft Stone Management Center(SMC)/Firewall/IPS
  • HP ASE – Network Infrastructure [2011]
  • HPN 5900AF Switch Technical
  • Firewall Configuration Essentials I (101) PAN-OS v.6.1
  • ITIL Foundations
  • VTSP 2015
  •  Cybersecurity Management by Charles Sturt University
  • Administering the New Features in PAN-OS 7.0
  • Firewall Installation, Configuration, and Management: Essentials I for PAN-OS 7.0
  • VMware vSphere ICM 5.5
  • VMware NSX ICM 6.0

Event

  • Cisco Live 2010 Barcelona

Certifications:

  • Juniper Networks Certified Expert Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIE-ENT) …..To Load
  • Cisco Certified Design Expert Lab….To Load…..
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert SP LAB….To Load…..
  • Cisco Certified Design Expert Written….To Load…..
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert SP Written….To Load…..
  • VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) …..To Load….
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) …..To Load….
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional (JNCIP-SP) Loaded 04/08/2017
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security Written Loaded 09/07/2016
  • VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Loaded 19/01/2016
  • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam – PAN-OS 7.0 Loaded 03/01/2016
  • Juniper Networks Certified Design Associate (JNCDA) 30/12/2015
  • ACSS – Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 21/08/2015
  • ACSS – Avaya Virtual Services Platform 9000 Loaded 14/08/2015
  • Avaya ERS 8000 and Avaya VSP 9000 Implementation Exam Loaded 24/07/2015
  • VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Associate (VCE-CIA) Loaded 19/07/2015
  • VMware Technical Solutions Professional (VTSP) Loaded 14/07/2015
  • Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) Loaded 01/07/2015
  • Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) Loaded 08/05/2015
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert R&S Lab Loaded 31/04/2015 CCIE#47868
  • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam – PAN-OS 6.0 Loaded 02/01/2015
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS-SP) Loaded 29/12/2014
  • Dell Networking OS9 Loaded 17/12/2014
  • F5 101v2 Application Delivery Fundamentals (Beta) Loaded 21/11/2014
  • Juniper Networks Certified Professional Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIP-ENT) Loaded 07/11/2014
  • Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIS-ENT) Loaded 01/08/2014
  • Brocade Certified vRouter Engineer (BCVRE) Loaded 16/07/2014
  • Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Professional 2013 (BCEFP) Loaded 05/06/2014
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA-Junos) Loaded 03/06/2014
  • VMware Certified Associate Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV) Loaded 14/10/2013
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert R&S Written Loaded 09/05/2013
  • Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE) Loaded 6/12/2012
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Loaded 31/10/2012
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Loaded 19/1/2010
  • Cisco Academy (CCNA & CCNP & Security) Loaded between 2002 and 2008

 

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IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer (Silver)IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer (Gold)
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Enterprise Routing & Switching Track

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Service Provider Routing & Switching Track

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Design Track

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    VCA-DCV    VCP-DCV  

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