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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Question of the Week (Horizon Mirage)

This weeks question comes from the Horizon Mirage video series:

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a) Horizon View
b) vSphere
c) vCloud Director
d) ThinApp

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Two New Certifications Released on Cloud and Network Virtualization

Just in time to wrap up the year, we are releasing two new certifications.

VMware Certified Professional 6 – Cloud (VCP6-Cloud)VCP-Cloud
VCP-Cloud certification validates that you have the skills and experience needed to effectively install, configure, and administer a cloud environment using VMware vCloud® Automation Center and its related components. VCP6-Cloud status shows that you not only have a solid foundation in managing successful vSphere environments, but that you also understand cloud infrastructure concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy, and cloud security.



VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCA-NV)VCA-NV logo
VCA-NV certification gives you greater credibility when discussing network virtualization, how network virtualization can enhance the cost and operational benefits of virtualization across your network, and how deploying the VMware network virtualization solution can assist.

2015 VMware Education Services Pricing

Our pricing structure will be modified to align with changes to our global pricing structure effective February 1, 2015. This alignment includes both global pricing tiers as well as aligning course level tiering. Please contact a VMware sales professional if you have questions. VMware Education Services will introduce 2015 pricing on www.vmware.com/education on February 1st.

Throughout 2015, VMware Education Services will announce new and enhanced training and certification programs that will provide you with even better support for our most popular offerings including vSphere, NSX, and Horizon. In addition, our intent is to ensure we have a consistent and predictable pricing for you in 2015 forward. Current pricing provided in formal, written proposals will be honored for the duration of the proposal.

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Question of the Week (SDDC)

This week’s question comes from the Software-Defined Data Center video series.

A. As L4-L7 services
B. As an L0 service
C. As L1-L3 services
D. As L8-L9 services

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You Asked & It’s Back – VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Returns

Over the last few months the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Delta exam has proven to be a very popular route to certification for many in our certified community. While we thought most people would take advantage of this opportunity to recertify before the end of the year, we have received many requests to extend it.

We don’t want to see anyone lose their certification status, so to make it as easy as possible we are returning the VCP5-DCV Delta exam (exam code VCP550D) as an option for recertification for anyone who passed the VCP510 exam. The streamlined, online exam will be available through March 10, 2015.

If you had previously requested authorization, but not registered with PearsonVue, your authorization is still valid. If you have not yet requested authorization from VMware, you can do so here.

We strongly encourage you to recertify. Those who do not recertify will lose their certification and will be required to redo the certification path as a new candidates (including mandatory training). For more information, please review the policy.

Why Do You Want To Get Your VCDX?

Add textI ask people all the time, “What makes you want to get your VCDX?”, and the answers certainly vary.  In some cases I get a blank stare back at me as if nobody asked the question before.  I think asking the question “Why” is not only important in the defense process as it relates to the design decisions you make, but equally as important in your decision to pursue your VCDX certification. Let me talk about a few reasons why I myself decided to get a VCDX and some other very good reasons why it’s something to strive for.  One thing I will say is that you should not treat this process as something you want to do for the wrong reasons: do it for the right ones.

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Question of the Week (vSphere)

This week’s question comes from the vSphere video series.


A. vCenter Server
B. vMotion
C. Multiple hosts
D. Shared storage

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