This month, VMware Education Services released 5 courses and 2 exams to help you develop your skills and increase your knowledge. Don’t let the restriction of working from home stop you from learning how to take full advantage of the innovative VMware technologies that will help your organization work remotely and quickly impact business needs. The Education Services team has transitioned all scheduled in-person trainings to a virtual (live online) format including our vSphere, VMware Cloud, and NSX-T offerings. Summaries are provided below.
Advanced Deploy VMware vSphere 6.7 – This exam tests your skills and abilities in implementation of a vSphere 6.x solution, including deployment, administration, optimization and troubleshooting. Online exam registration is recommended to ensure that your candidate details are received before the lab exam. You must make your lab exam appointment at least 48 hours before the scheduled lab exam date.
Professional VMware vSphere 7.x – This exam, which leads to the VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) 2020 certification. This certification validates that an individual can install, configure, manage, maintain, and perform basic troubleshooting of a VMware vSphere® 7 infrastructure, which includes VMware ESXi™ 7 and VMware vCenter Server® 7. This is a 70-item exam, with a passing score of 300, using a scaled method. Candidates are given an exam time of 130 minutes, which includes adequate time to complete the exam for non-native English speakers.
This new exam introduces a different path to earn the VCP-DCV 2020 certification. When the mandatory VMware vSphere Foundations exam requirement was first introduced, its purpose was to consolidate all the common knowledge of—and skills required for—vSphere across every certification track. As VMware solutions evolve, and our certifications align to these changes, there is less vSphere commonality across the tracks. Starting now, if you pass this 2V0-21.20 exam, you will not be required to pass the broader vSphere Foundations exam. The 2V0-21.20 exam was designed with a focus on the core critical skills and competencies required for the job success of administrators and engineers specific to vSphere. It assumes the foundational skills covered in the Foundations exam and validates additional higher-level vSphere 7.0 skills.
Below is a graphical depiction of the two possible certification paths for a VCP-DCV 2020 candidate:
VMware vCloud Director
VMware vCloud Director: Tenant Operations [V10.x] – On Demand – In this course, equivalent to 5 days of training, you will focus on configuring and managing VMware vCloud Director® for Service Providers 10.x Tenant Operations. You will learn about self-service provisioning, the creation of virtual datacenter networks, vApp and its networks, catalog services that include predefined virtual machines (VMs), and on-demand VMware NSX® networks. This course covers integrating VMware vCloud Director® with VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ and the use of VMware vCloud® Availability. You will learn how to manage multisite, cross-VDC networking for vCloud Director. You will also learn how to use Central Point of Management (CPOM) to define a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) for tenant users of vCloud Director. This course also discusses how to monitor various vCloud Director objects using VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™.
VMware vSphere: What’s New [V6.7 to V7] – On Demand – In this course, equivalent to 3 days of training, you will explore the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 7.0 and VMware ESXi™ 7.0. Real-world use-case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 7. This course is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 7 in their existing vSphere environment.
VMware NSX-T Data Center
VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.0] – This five-day course provides comprehensive training on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. This course prepares the student with the skills to lead the design of NSX-T Data Center offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.0 release, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. You will gain a deeper understanding of NSX-T Data Center architecture and how it can be leveraged to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.
VMware NSX-T Data Center: Troubleshooting and Operations [V3.0] – This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in operating and troubleshooting the VMware NSX-T Data Center environment. In this course, you are introduced to workflows of various networking and security constructs along with several operational and troubleshooting tools that help you manage and troubleshoot your NSX-T Data Center.
VMware Cloud Foundation
VMware Cloud Foundation: Plan and Deploy [V4.0] – This two-day course introduces the concepts and architecture of VMware Cloud Foundation™ to prepare you for a successful deployment. This course explains how to design and size your infrastructure for the management components and for workload domains in preparing for VMware Cloud Foundation deployment. This course provides instruction on planning and designing the physical network, a key preparatory step for VMware Cloud Foundation. This course describes how to plan for, and execute, the VMware Cloud Foundation bring-up process. This course explains how to image VMware ESXi™ hosts for use in VMware Cloud Foundation using the VMware Imaging Appliance.
For more information on these or any other courses, please contact the Learning Specialist for your area.