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VMWare Classes for VSphere v5.1 FAST TRACK VCP-DV Certification Training

VMWare  training for VCP certification Learn to troubleshoot virtual machine issues. The VMware Class includes the VCP Certification exam voucher

VCP-DV Certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge to successfully install, deploy, scale, and manage VMware vSphere environments and that you have at least six months of experience.

Our VMware-authorized Fast Track class focuses on providing system administrators with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to successfully prepare for the VMware® vSphere VCP Certification exam. This class goes into great detail and expands upon the advanced tasks providing for an opportunity to gain expert skills when configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.

During the fast track VMware class, you will acquire hands-on experience as you spend almost half the class time working on 32 hands-on labs to diagnose and rectifying configuration problems created on  ESXi  and vCenter Server systems.

This VMware Class is designed for System Administrators, Systems Engineers and those who are responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server operations. The Fast Track course satisfies the requirements for earning your VCP Certification.

Approximately 40% of your class time will be devoted to 32 hands-on labs. Some of the topics covered in this class include:

  • Thin Provisioning
  • Update Manager
  • Data Recovery
  • High Availability
  • vMotion
  • Storage APIs for Data Protection
  • vCenter Server Appliance
  • vSphere Storage Appliance
  • Linked Mode
  • Hot Add
  • Fault Tolerance
  • vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
  • Storage APIs for Multipathing
  • Storage vMotion
  • Distributed Resources Scheduler (DRS)
  • Distributed Power Management (DPM)
  • Distributed Switch
  • Host Profiles
  • Auto Deploy
  • Storage DRS
  • Profile Driven Storage
  • Port Mirroring

VMware Training Class Outline

1. VMware Virtualization

  •     Virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  •     Concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  •     vSphere and cloud architecture
  •     Using and installing vSphere user interfaces

2. Creating Virtual Machines

  •     Virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  •     Single virtual machine deployment

3. VMware vCenter Server

  •     vCenter Server architecture
  •     VMware vCenter Server
  •     Inventory objects and licenses

4. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  •     Standard virtual switch creation and management
  •     Modification of standard virtual switch properties
  •     Virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  •     Storage protocols and device names
  •     Configuring ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  •     Exploring vSphere datastores
  •     Understanding VMware vSphere Storage Appliance

6. Virtual Machine Management

  •     Templates and cloning used to deploy virtual machines
  •     Managing and modifying virtual machines
  •     Virtual machine snapshots
  •     Perform VMware vSphere vMotion and Storage vMotion migrations
  •     Create a VMware vSphere vApp

7. Access and Authentication Control

  •     Roles and permissions to control User Access
  •     ESXi firewall configuration
  •     ESXi lockdown mode
  •     ESXi and Active Directory
  •     VMware vShield Zones

8. Resource Management and Monitoring

  •     Virtual CPU and memory concepts
  •     Optimizing CPU and memory usage
  •     Resource pools
  •     vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage

9. High Availability(HA) and Fault Tolerance

  •     New HA architecture
  •     HA cluster configuration
  •     Fault Tolerance

10. Scalability

  •     Understanding Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
  •     Configuring Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
  •     Utilizing vSphere HA and DRS together

11. Network Scalability

  • Configure, create and manage, vNetwork distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

12. Storage Scalability

  • I/O Control
  • Array Integration and VASA
  • Policy-driven storage
  • Adding a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  • Storage DRS
  • Datastore cluster
  • Configure Storage DRS

13. Data Protection

  • Backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Data Recovery appliance
  • Backing up virtual machines

14. Patch Management

  • Manage ESXi patching with vCenter Update Manager
  • Installing Update Manager and the plug-in
  • Patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts

15. VMware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)

  • Configure vMA
  • esxcli and vicfg commands
  • Command-line operations for host, network, and storage management and performance monitoring

16. Installing VMware Components

  • Manage multiple vCenter Server inventoriesusing vCenter Linked Mode
  • Installation of ESXi
  • Boot-from-SAN requirements
  • vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
  • VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Image Builder used to create an ESXi installation image
  • Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host

VMware Training Labs

    The class consists of approximately 40% hand-on labs

Our vmWare authorized classes fill up quickly - this  Fast Track class is also available as an extended day classroom for your convenience. Please call for our most current schedule of sessions.

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****Refund Policy- For full refund, class or boot camp must be canceled in writing, via email or fax at least 14 days prior to start of class.



Schedule of VMware Certification Classes


Prior knowledge and sytem administration experience with Windows or Linux systems

VMware Class Registration Options

Call : 1-800-617-5586 (352.404.8866)
All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover)
Company Purchase Orders may be faxed to 1.877.557.3064

Payment in full is due at least 10 business days before the class begins



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