Network Virtualization Certifications

Network Virtualization Certifications

Network Virtualization Certifications

Earn your VCP6-NV certification and transform the economics of network and security operations for your company. VCP6-NV certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer NSX virtual networking implementations, regardless of the underlying physical architecture.

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Duration
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40 Hours
40 Hours

VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
Overview:
This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX®. This course presents VMware NSX as a part of the software-defined data center. You will learn how to use logical switching in VMware NSX to virtualize your switching environment. The course also details logical routing to enable you to dynamically route between different virtual environments. And you will learn how to use gateway services, firewall configurations, and security services to help secure and optimize your VMware NSX environment.
 
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the evolution of the software-defined data center
Configure and deploy VMware NSX components for management and control
Describe basic VMware NSX layer 2 networking
Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
Configure and deploy VMware NSX distributed router appliances to establish east-west connectivity
Configure and deploy VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway appliances to establish north-south connectivity
Configure VMware NSX L2 bridging
Configure and use all main features of the NSX Edge services gateway
Configure NSX Edge firewall rules to restrict network traffic
Configure VMware NSX distributed firewall rules to restrict network traffic
Configure Service Composer policies
Configure an identity-aware firewall
Describe VMware NSX data security
Use the cross-vCenter VMware NSX feature
 
Intended Audience:
Experienced system or network administrators
Prerequisites
Understanding of enterprise switching and routing
Knowledge of TCP/IP services
Experience with firewalls and firewall rule sets
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course or VCA-DCV certification
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Software-Defined Data Center
Management and Control Plane Components
Logical Switch Networks
VMware NSX Logical Routing
VMware NSX L2 Bridging
NSX Edge  Gateway Services
Describe virtual private networking
VMware NSX Firewall and Security Services
Cross-vCenter VMware NSX
VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.2]
Overview:
This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX®. This course addresses NSX as a part of the software-defined data center, implementation use cases and features of NSX, and functionality operating at layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model.
Data center network architectures are examined to demonstrate how NSX intersects with and virtualizes functions of a Cisco-based infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregate-access architectures. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support your understanding of NSX features, functionality, and ongoing management and control.
Product Alignment
NSX 6.2
VMware vSphere® 6
 
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the software-defined data center
Describe how NSX is the next step in the evolution of the software-defined data center
Describe features and benefits of NSX network virtualization
Identify prerequisites for NSX
Configure and deploy NSX management, control, and data plane components
Configure, deploy, and use logical switch networks
Describe advanced networking products and features that are relevant to NSX
Configure and deploy the NSX distributed router to optimize east-west data center traffic flows
Configure and deploy VMware NSX® Edge™ services gateway appliances
Explore advanced routing designs that optimize north-south traffic flows
Configure and use NSX virtual private networks
Configure and use logical load balancing
Configure NSX Edge firewall and distributed firewall policy rules
Configure Service Composer security groups and policies
Use role-based access to control user account privileges
Use activity monitoring to validate and create security policies
Design an NSX solution that considers rack design and advanced networking capabilities
Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
VCP6-NV
 
Intended Audience:
Experienced system administrators who specialize in networking
Prerequisites:
System administration experience with Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification
A solid background in a Cisco-based infrastructure or physical networking infrastructure
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Evolution of the Software-Defined Data Center
Management and Control Components
Integrating vSphere and Physical Networking
NSX Logical Networking and VXLAN
NSX Logical Routing
NSX Layer 2 Bridging
Additional Edge Gateway Services
NSX Firewall and Security Services
NSX Operations and Monitoring Tools
Multi-vCenter NSX
VMware NSX and Design
VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2]
Overview:
This five-day hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competence in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX® 6.2 environment. In this course, you will be presented with various types of technical problems. You will learn how to identify the problems and solve them through a systematic process. You will also learn about several operational, management, and troubleshooting tools.
Product Alignment
VMware NSX 6.2
VMware vRealize® Log Insight™ 3.0
VMware vRealize® Network Insight™ 3.0
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Establish and apply a structured troubleshooting approach and methodology
Troubleshoot VMware NSX infrastructure and component issues
Troubleshoot physical and logical networking issues involving switching and routing
Troubleshoot advanced edge services
Troubleshoot network security issues
Use relevant tools to monitor, operate, and troubleshoot VMware NSX deployments
Certifications
This course prepares you for the following certification:
VMware Certified Implementation Expert — Network Virtualization (VCIX-NV)
 
Intended Audience:
Network professionals who work with enterprise networks and VMware Sphere®
Prerequisites:
Understanding of layer 2-3 networking protocols, and switching and routing methodology
Understanding of layer 4-7 network services
Experience working with vSphere
Understanding of the concepts presented in the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage course or the VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track course
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Troubleshooting Methodology
Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Infrastructure
Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Switches
Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Logical Routers
Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Security Services
Troubleshooting and Operating NSX Edge Services
vRealize Operational Tools for NSX Operations Management
 
VMware NSX: Design and Deploy [V6.2]
Overview:
This 5-day course prepares you to lead VMware NSX® design and deployment projects by providing an understanding of general design processes and frameworks. You look at the design and deployment considerations for network virtualization as part of an overall software-defined data center design.
Product Alignment
VMware NSX 6.2
vSphere 6
 
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Understand and apply a design framework
Apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
Analyze existing physical networking and security components, processes, and operations
Design a VMware vSphere® virtual data center to support VMware NSX requirements
Design a physical network to support network virtualization in a software-defined data center
Design logical network services
Design logical security services
Design a data center rack solution to support scalability and high availability
Identify management, monitoring, and operational tools for a proposed solution
Analyze the operational readiness of an organization and perform a skills gap analysis
Analyze alternative design choices for risk mitigation
 
Intended Audience:
Network professionals who have experience working with VMware NSX and are responsible for designing or deploying virtualized network architecture
Prerequisites:
This course requires understanding the concepts and topics presented in the following courses:
VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage or VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations
This course prepares you for the following certification:VCDX6-NV
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Design Process and Principles
Architecture and Components
Switching and Routing
Edge Services
Security
Cross-vCenter and Multisite
Operations and Automation
Enterprise Design Lab
Security Operations for the Software-Defined Data Center
Overview:
Virtualization presents new opportunities for securing your data and systems. Virtualizing your data center often brings new challenges, requiring your IT staff to assume new, and sometimes unfamiliar, roles and responsibilities.
This five-day course teaches you how to use the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) product portfolio and tools to better manage administrator access, harden your VMware vSphere® environment, and secure data at rest and in motion. This course also discusses end-user computing (EUC) security, as well as compliance and automation to help you ensure that your deployments align with your security policies.
Product Alignment
Compute: VMware ESXI™, vSphere, and vCenter Server
EUC: VMware Horizon® View™
Network: VMware NSX
VMware vRealize® Operations™
VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
VMware vRealize® Automation™
VMware AirWatch
 
Objectives:
By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the concepts involved in securing an SDDC and protecting the data in the data center
Manage vSphere administrator access to hosts and the VMware vCenter Server® system based on identified job roles and requirements
Implement security best practices of vSphere components based on organizational security policies
Configure data protection for data at rest and data in motion
Manage protection for server and desktop-class virtual machines, endpoints, and networks
Use microsegmentation to protect and manage multitier applications and network data
Describe VMware AirWatch® functionality to protect mobile computing and EUC deployments
Perform activity monitoring and logging, and explore relevant logs to meet compliance requirements
Use VMware NSX® security groups, policies, and tags to automate deployment and security processes
Use automation to respond to security-related events
 
Intended Audience:
Experienced system administrators
Cloud administrators
System integrators
Operational developers
Prerequisites: 
This class requires completion of one of the following courses:
VMware vSphere 6.x: Install, Configure, Manage
VMware vSphere 6.x: Fast Track
 
Outline:                      
Course Introduction
Security Concepts
vSphere Security Identity and Access Management
vSphere Hardening
Data Protection
Network Security
Virtual Machine, Mobility, and Application Protection
Data Center Monitoring and Compliance
Automating Data Center Security
 
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