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Question of the Week (vCloud Director)


A) A vSphere cluster combined with a vShield Manager
B) A vSphere resource pool tied to a cloud organization
C) A combination of vCloud Director, vShield Manager and vCenter
D) A single instance of vCloud Director

To learn more, visit our VMware vCloud Director video series.

Click through to the comments for the answer.

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New VMware Lab Connect for VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

VMware Lab Connect™ continues to expand its portfolio, now offering VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]. Get hands on practice on over 20 course labs which take you from Configuring the VMware vCloud Automation Center Appliance to Deploying Applications, and much more.


With hands on, real-world practice, not only do you diver deeper into the features of interest, but you also improve your retention rate. What’s even better is that you can do all this from the comfort of your office, home or patio – anytime and anywhere, for up to 30 days.

Lab Connect PDF

Sign up today for this new release or check out the full listing of VMware Lab Connect offerings and select the course that most suits your hands on needs.

Train at your pace and Save 15% off On Demand Classroom

VMware’s On Demand Classroom is a robust self-paced learning solution that delivers modular training combined with hands-on practice lab. You gain access to the course and labs immediately after purchase and you have 90 days to complete the course. For a limited time, you can save on VMware’s On Demand Classroom and take advantage of its

  • Flexible training schedule
  • Powerful alternative to the traditional instructor-led classroom training
  • Interactive design that lets you stop, rewind, pause, or view content multiple times

Purchase your class by June 20, 2014 to save:

  • 15% off VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manager [V5.5]
  • 15% off VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]
  • 15% off VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2]
  • 50% off VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

Learn more

New vCloud Director and vSphere Offerings Added to VMware Lab Connect

It’s no secret that hands on experience is better for retention. With VMware Lab Connect™, you can take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world scenarios that replicate on the job training and allow you to better prepare for certification.

Two new VMware Lab Connect offerings have released:

This VMware cloud-based, self-paced, technical lab environment extends the classroom experience for 30 days or 30 hours active time, whichever comes first. Access the labs from anywhere, anytime, on your preferred device. It’s a perfect way to extend your hands-on practice time to solidify your knowledge. Check out the full list of VMware Lab Connect™ offerings.

New Exam for VCP-Cloud Certification Available

VCP-CloudThere is a new exam available to qualify candidates for the VCP-Cloud Certification.

This new exam (exam code VCPC550) is based on vCloud Automation Center 5.2 and vCloud Director 5.5, where the existing exam (exam code VCPC510) is based on vCloud Director 5.1. Passing either of these exams will earn VCP-Cloud certification if you have also taken an approved required course.

Learn more about these exams.

Note: There is still a third method to earn VCP-Cloud certification; if you already have your VCP5-DCV or VCP5-DT certification you can take the VMware Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) exam (exam code VCPVCD510). You are not required to take a course if you follow this path.

Question of the Week: vCloud Networking and Security

This week’s question comes from the vCloud Networking and Security video series.

vCNS Question of the Week

a) vCenter
b) vShield Manager
c) ESXi hosts
d) VNic of the virtual machines

Click through to the comments for the answer and watch vCloud Networking Components for more information.

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New Training Course Available: VMware vCloud Automation Center: Product Overview [V6.0]

Are you interested in implementing vCloud Automation Center?  Are you an administrator of vCloud Automation Center who needs knowledge of vCloud Automation Center 6.0 and have little time to spare?

VMware now offers a one-day product overview course – VMware vCloud® Automation Center™: Product Overview [V6.0] – focused exclusively on the features of VMware vCloud  Automation Center version 6.0 and how vCloud Automation Center fits a cloud computing model. This product overview outlines features that are new to version 6.0 and features that have changed from version 5.2.

The course is offered from the experts at VMware in the classroom, as a Live Online course or we will even send a team to you for onsite training.

Take the first step and discover all this new course offers.

Register soon and get 15% off plus your choice of great gifts in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.


Free Book Excerpt: VCP-Cloud Official Cert Guide

Our friends at VMware Press have released another excerpt from the VCP-Cloud Official Cert Guide:

VCP-Cloud Cert Guide 

What Is a vCloud Resource?

VMware defines cloud resources in two sections, compute and network resources. vCenter Server clusters and vSphere hosts provide compute resources, while vCloud Networking and Security (in conjunction with vCenter Server) provides the network resources. We covered network resource configuration and allocation in Chapter 6, “Configure and Administer vCloud Networking.”

vCloud Director enables compute resources to be provisioned using a provider virtual datacenter (vDC), assigned to organizations through organization vDCs, and finally consumed by users through containers called vApps.

In this chapter, we discuss compute resources and how vCloud Director presents those resources to you, the cloud administrator. Then, we explain how to define the consumption model for those resources, and ultimately how the end user consumes the resources provided.

Read the rest…

VMware Press Author Interview: John Arrasjid

Listen as John Arrasjid, VCDX #1, discusses his two new books:

VMUG Conference Heading to Boston – Take VCA Exam for Free

The Chicago VMUG User Conference on Tuesday gave 785 VMware users the opportunity to meet face-to-face with VMware representatives, show their expertise through certification exams, learn about VMware offerings, and provide feedback on their experiences with VMware products.

VMUG members also had the opportunity to attend VMware Expert Technology Day on Monday. Covering the latest in VMware vSphere, vCloud, and VMware Horizon View, this exclusive pre-event generated great questions and conversation.

As part of the event, attendees could also take the VMware Certified Associate exam at no cost. Our congratulations go out to the 32 new VMware Certified Associates who passed the exam on site. Don’t forget! If you attended, you have until Friday evening to take the exam for free.

In Boston or Kansas City? Attend the VMware Expert Technology Session
The next VMUG User Conference takes place Tuesday, October 29, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Three VMware instructors will also be conducting a VMware Expert Technology Session the day before. VMUG members who attend will get a deep dive on VMware’s latest technology, as well as a discount code to take the VCA Exam for free.

For those of you in Kansas City, join us November 4 and 5 at the Overland Park Convention Center for your local VMware Expert Technology Session and VMUG User Conference.

Don’t miss out—register today for the VMware Expert Technology Session in Boston or Kansas City.

Find out more and register for the Boston event.

Find out more and register for the Kansas City event.

Find a VMUG event in your area.

Free eLearning Helps You Prep
To prepare for the exams, we invite you to take free online courses:

VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud)
VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
VMware Certified Associate – Workforce Mobility (VCA-WM)

Hope to see you in Boston or Kansas City!