VMware Data Center Virtualization certifications

VMware Data Center Virtualization certifications

Data Center Virtualization Certifications

Improve your credibility and deliver business value to your organization by becoming VCP6-DCV certified. This industry-recognized certification validates that you know how to administer and troubleshoot vSphere V6 infrastructures, leveraging best practices to provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform for your company. VCP6-DCV is our most popular certification with more than 100,000 professionals certified around the world.

Any one of these courses will fulfill the training requirement:

Course Name
Duration
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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]
Overview:
This five-day course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.
Product Alignment
ESXi 6.5
vCenter Server 6.5
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the software-defined data center
Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
Deploy an ESXi host
Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine
Describe vCenter Server architecture
Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Configure standard switch policies
Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM
Examine the features and functions of Fibre Channel and VMware vSAN™ 
Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Create, clone, and deploy a vApp
Describe and use the content library
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
Use esxtop to identify and solve performance issues 
Discuss the VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster architecture
Configure vSphere HA
Manage vSphere HA and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
 
Intended Audience:
System administrators
System engineer
Prerequisites:
This course requires the following prerequisites:
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
vCenter Server
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Virtual Machine Management
Resource Management and Monitoring
vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data
vSphere DRS
vSphere Update Manager
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5]
Overview:
This five-day course will teach you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will configure and optimize the VMware vSphere® 6.5 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course will deepen your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.
Product Alignment
ESXi 6.5
vCenter Server 6.5
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Configure and manage VMware ESXi™ networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
Use VMware vSphere® Client™, VMware vSphere® Web Client, and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell to manage vSphere
Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ and host profiles to provision ESXi hosts
Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
Use VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ to monitor system logs
Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™ to be highly available and optimized for performance
Migrate a Windows vCenter Server system to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
Encrypt virtual machines for additional security
Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
 
Intended Audience:
Experienced system administrators, system engineers, system integrators
Prerequisites:
This course requires completion of one of the following prerequisites:
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course
Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
Experience with working at the command prompt is highly recommended
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Network Scalability
Storage Scalability
Host and Management Scalability
CPU Optimization
Memory Optimization
Storage Optimization
Network Optimization
Analyzing vSphere
vCenter Server Availability and Performance
vSphere Security
VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6]
Overview:
VMware vSphere®: Bootcamp is an intensive combination of our best-selling vSphere courses. This course is a hands-on training course delivered in two parts across five days of extended hours. Part one focuses on installing, configuring, and managing vSphere 6, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.0. Part two builds advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Part 1
Describe the software-defined data center
Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
Describe the vCenter Server architecture
Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server™ Appliance™
Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage 
Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Create a vApp
Describe and use the content library
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
Use VMware vSphere™ Update Manager™ to apply patches
Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
Part 2
Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
Manage changes to the vSphere environment
Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes
Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts
 
Intended Audience:
Experienced system administrators
Systems engineers
System integrators
Prerequisites:
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Software-Defined Data Center
Creating Virtual Machines
vCenter Server
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Virtual Machine Management
Resource Management and Monitoring
vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
Host Scalability
vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
VMware Management Resources
vSphere Security
Performance in a Virtualized Environment
Network Scalability
Network Performance Troubleshooting
Storage Scalability
Storage Optimization
CPU Performance
Memory Performance
Virtual Machine and Cluster Optimization
Host and Management Scalability
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]
Overview:
This intensive, extended-hours course combines instructor training with hands-on labs to focus on how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere® 6, including VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with training in the troubleshooting skills needed for maintaining highly available and scalable vSphere environments. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.
Objectives:
Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™
Configure and manage the vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
Configure vSphere standard and distributed switches
Describe and use a content library
Migrate virtual machines and storage with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
Use VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts 
Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches
Perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, vCenter Server, virtual networking, virtual storage, and other vSphere operations
Intended Audience
New and experienced system administrators, systems engineers, and system integrators seeking superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office
 
Prerequisites: 
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Software-Defined Data Center
Creating Virtual Machines
vCenter Server
Troubleshooting vSphere
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Virtual Machine Management
Resource Management and Monitoring
vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
Host Scalability
vSphere Update Manager and Host Maintenance
VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6]
Overview:
This extended-hours training course equips you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design and deploy a VMware vSphere® 6.0 virtual infrastructure. You follow a proven approach to design and deploy a virtualization solution that is available, scalable, manageable, and secure, and that uses VMware best practices.
This course discusses the benefits and risks of available design alternatives and provides information to support making sound design decisions.
In this course, you practice your design skills by working with peers on a design project. You also deploy components of a completed vSphere design.
This course is based on VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.0.
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Assess the business and application requirements of the current environment
Understand and apply a framework to a design
Analyze design choices and best-practice recommendations
Design and deploy the core management infrastructure for an enterprise
Design and deploy the virtual data center for an enterprise
Design and deploy the compute infrastructure for an enterprise
Design and deploy the storage and networking infrastructures for an enterprise
Design and deploy virtual machines to run applications in a vSphere infrastructure
Design and deploy security, management, and recoverability features for an enterprise
 
Intended Audience:
Experienced system integrators; consultants responsible for designing and deploying vSphere environments
Prerequisites:
Completion of the following courses:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.0]
Or equivalent experience with vSphere deployments
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Infrastructure Assessment
Core Management Infrastructure
Virtual Data Center Infrastructure
Compute Infrastructure
Storage Infrastructure
Network Infrastructure
Virtual Machine Design
Infrastructure Security
Infrastructure Manageability
Infrastructure Recoverability
VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.0]
Overview:
This hands-on training workshop provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere® 6 environment. This workshop increases your skill and competence in using the command-line interface, VMware vSphere® Web Client, VMware vRealize® Log lnsight™, and other tools to analyze and solve problems.
This workshop is based on VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6.
 
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Use vSphere Web Client, the command-line interface, and logs to diagnose and resolve problems in the vSphere environment
Introduce troubleshooting principles and procedures
Troubleshoot networking issues and recover from these issues
Analyze storage failure scenarios and resolve the issues
Troubleshoot vSphere cluster failure scenarios and analyze possible causes
Diagnose common VMware vSphere® High Availability issues and provide solutions
Troubleshoot problems related to virtual machine migration (VMware vSphere® vMotion®) and improve resource use (VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™)
Troubleshoot vCenter Server issues
Identify ESXi host issues, analyze failure scenarios, and correct them
Troubleshoot faulty virtual machines, including installation issues, snapshot issues, connection issues, and more
 
Intended Audience:
System administrators
System integrators
Prerequisites:
Required prerequisites include completion of one of the following:
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data  Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6]
Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Introduction to Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Tools
Networking
Storage
vSphere Clusters
vCenter Server and ESXi
Virtual Machines
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track [V6.0]
Overview:
This intensive, extended-hours and hands-on lab training course focuses on installing, configuring, managing and mastering VMware vSphere® 6.0, including VMware ESXi™ 6.0 and VMware vCenter™ 6.0. This course combines the content of our best-selling VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced scalability and performance monitoring tasks and skills needed for configuring highly available and scalable vSphere environments. Students gain practical experience with these concepts through the completion of hands-on labs.
Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) exam.
 
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the software-defined data center
Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
Describe the VMware vCenter Server™ architecture
Deploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter™ Server Appliance™
Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, VMware Virtual SAN™, and VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™
Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
Create a vApp
Describe and use the content library
Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
Use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations
Manage role-based access to the VMware® virtual infrastructure
Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance and large-scale deployment
Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking
Use VMware vSphere ® Network I/O Control to ensure network service availability
Use VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control to ensure storage availability
Use policy-driven storage and VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ to scale storage
Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi image and use that image with VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi host
 
Intended Audience:
Administrators with foundational knowledge of virtualization along with experienced system administrators, systems engineers, and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office
Prerequisites:
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification
Hands-on experience with vSphere
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Software-Defined Data Center
Creating Virtual Machines
vCenter Server
Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
Virtual Machine Management
Access and Authentication Control
Resource Management and Monitoring
vSphere HA and vSphere Fault Tolerance
Network Scalability
Host Scalability
Storage Scalability
Patch Management
VMware Management Resources
Installing VMware Components
Host and Management Scalability
Back to top
 
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track [V6.0]
Overview:
This intense, hands-on, training course is a blend of the vSphere: Optimize & Scale and vSphere Troubleshooting classes; it brings the best of each of these advanced courses into a single unique offering that equips experienced VMware administrators with the knowledge to effectively optimize and troubleshoot vSphere at an expert level. It also provides excellent preparation for vSphere certifications such as the VCP-DCV, VCAP-DCA and the VCIX-DCV.
 
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise.
Manage changes to the vSphere environment.
Optimize the performance of all vSphere components.
Use  VMware  vSphere®  ESXi™  Shell  and  VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts.
Harden the vSphere environment against security threats.
Use the VMware vSphere® Web Client, the command-line interface, and log files to diagnose and correct problems in vSphere.
Troubleshoot networking, storage, vCenter Server, ESXi host, vSphere cluster, vMotion® & virtual machine issues.
 
Intended Audience:
System Administrators
System Integrators
 
Prerequisites: 
1+ years hands on experience with vSphere.
 
Outline:
Course Introduction
Performance in a Virtual Environment
Troubleshooting Tools
Secure vSphere
Network Scalability
Network Optimization
Network Troubleshooting
Storage Scalability
Storage Optimization
Storage Troubleshooting
CPU Optimization
Memory Optimization
VM and Cluster Optimization
Cluster Troubleshooting
VM Troubleshooting
Host Management and Scalability
vCenter Server & ESXi Troubleshooting
 
 
 


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