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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV

This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DV) Official Study Guide.


Which of the following is not a common policy for vSS switch and port groups?
a. Traffic shaping
b. NIC teaming
c. Permissions
d. Security

See below for the answer


Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course.

 

 

 

 

 

Answer: c. Permissions

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VMware Education ViewPoint Magazine

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Save 50% on BETA Course: VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Advanced Usage and Dashboard Design [V5.x]

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May 1st Update – only 3 seats left!

FREE eLearning: VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator Fundamentals [V2.X] Available

New FREE eLearning VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator Fundamentals [V2.X] is now available.  This one hour course teaches you the main functions of vCenter Infrastructure Navigator including:

•  vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp resource requirements and installation considerations;
•  vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance architecture;
•  vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance resource requirements;
•  vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance installation considerations;
•  Tasks for deploying the vCenter Infrastructure Navigator virtual appliance;
•  Applying a license for vCenter Infrastructure Navigator;
•  Initial configuration tasks;
•  Using vCenter Infrastructure Navigator;
•  Steps for defining a custom service.

Register for VMware vCenter Infrastructure Navigator Fundamentals [V2.X] or check out other VMware FREE eLearning available in multiple languages.

New VMware vSphere Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.1] Course

As mentioned by VMware Director of Global Education Curriculum, David Day‘s blog post, VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.1] is now available globally.

This hands-on training workshop provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware® vSphere® environment. This workshop also increases your skill and competence in using the command line to analyze problems. The workshop is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.1 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1.

You’ll learn the vSphere 5.1 functionality and be able to:
•  Use the VMware vSphere®Web Client, the command line, and log files to diagnose and correct problems in vSphere;
•  Troubleshoot SSL certificate issues;
•  Troubleshoot networking issues;
•  Troubleshoot storage issues;
•  Troubleshoot single sign-on issues;
•  Troubleshoot vCenter Server issues;
•  Troubleshoot ESXi host issues;
•  Troubleshoot VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster issues;
•  Troubleshoot VMware vSphere® vMotion® issues;
•  Troubleshoot virtual machine issues.

The course is  delivered either as Live Online where you can attend the live class remotely as in our June 3-7 class or in a classroom  such as our June 3-7 Sacramento class or our June 3-7 Johannesburg class (many more classrooms are available globally) or you can request the class be delivered onsite at your facility.

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Question of the Week: VCP5-DCV

This week’s “Question of the Week” comes from the VMware Certified Professional 5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Official Study Guide.


Which view should you be in to add a host to an existing vDS?
a. Hosts and Clusters
b. Networking
c. vSphere
d. VMs and Templates

See below for the answer


Not sure of the answer? You can learn more about this topic in our VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course.

 

 

 

 

Answer: b. Networking

VMware IT Academy at Tech Learning Day, Madrid

Dave Nelson, Director of the VMware IT Academy, will be presenting at PUE’s (Proyecto Universidad Empresa) Tech Learning Day 2013! in Madrid, Spain, on 7 May.

At this event, the collaboration with PUE as the VMware IT Academy’s Regional partner in Spain will be presented along with facets of VMware’s IT Academy and its offerings in virtualization and cloud computing. Other highlights will be the new Spanish delivery of our most popular course, VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1], as well as the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization certification.

Dave Nelson said:

The VMware IT Academy Program is an important component of VMware’s education programs. We are very pleased to collaborate with a leader in ICT training and support like PUE. Through their extensive offerings throughout the Spain, they will facilitate the introduction of VMware technologies to schools and students to and equip them with VMware technical skills to compliment their chosen fields of study.

VCP5-Data Center Virtualization Exam Available in Spanish, German, & Korean

VMware’s most popular certification exam – VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virutalization (VCP5-DCV) – is now available in 5 languages:

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Castilian Spanish
  • German
  • Korean

See the full list of what languages the certification exams are offered here.

VMware Certified Instructor Q1 Awards

Each quarter, VMware recognizes top instructors with an achievement award for educating the technical community. When choosing whom should be awarded, we consider:

  • The number and range of courses delivered
  • If they are early adopter of new courses
  • Evaluation scores for subject knowledge, professionalism, presentation skills, ability to encourage participation, and responses to questions
  • Support within the VMware training community

Honestly, all candidates are strong and it is always so difficult to choose, however, we did choose two candidates that stood out for our Q1 period (January through March).

EMEA’s Winner:  Envor Pillay

Envor Pillay from South Africa is a senior VCI employed at Torque IT and is our first winner from the continent of Africa. Envor has been teaching for only two years and consistently achieves high evaluation scores in every class.  This last quarter he taught 10 weeks out of 12.  He also plays a key role in the implementation of Torque IT’s own training data centre. Envor contribute to a VMware Press publication on Horizon View v5.1 and is one of the first VCIs to complete the VCP-Cloud certification.   

America’s Winner:  Chris McCain

Chris McCain is a seasoned VMware instructor, an invaluable asset to his students as demonstrated in his high evaluation scores. Chris holds multiple VMware Certifications VCP3/4/5, VCAP-DCD 4/5, VCAP-DCA 4/5, and VCDX #79 in both version 4 and 5. Chris helped develop the troubleshooting lab exercises for the vSphere 5.1 Troubleshooting course and an upcoming vCAC 5.2 course.  If you cut Chris, he bleeds VMware green!

Congratulations to both Envor and Chris for making tremendous advancements in our technical community.