If you are not aware do read this blog by Ken Thacker. This is going to be for the first time, VMware Education is opening up to the public, internationally to help craft its technical certification.
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I was lucky to be part of one of the Exam Items Workshop for VCP6.5-DCV. It was an eye opener and also great commitment required. For anyone who is keen on the above let me share with you what I went through in a short summary.
Exam Items Writing is a 5 days WebEx and phone call happening at night in Singapore time (for me) over 8 hours. It starts from 9PM to 4AM my time. It requires at least 6 people to start the process at any one time. If anyone could not make it and need to fall out and the number in the team is less than 6, the work cannot carry on.
For the first night, it was introduction and briefing how to start and we break off from the call to start writing the questions after assigned the sections we are responsib…
In most announcement in VMworld, often there will be a release every other time for vSphere. This time round, there isn't any announcement or a given date. However, there are session on vSphere 6.5 and also on VM encryption feature which will be introduced in the next version. This year it was announced at VMworld Barcelona 2016.
There ain't major features but some great enhancement and requests that customer has been asking for. So here is a breakdown of some of the important features enhancements or addition to this release: vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
VMware has already introduce this back in version 5.0. And at 6.0, it has already been in par with the Windows version. In this release, there will be no update to vSphere Client and Update Manager is now part of vCSA. API is also provided for automation. vCenter Migration, a new feature to help existing Windows vCenter Server customers to move to the vCSA. This tool will also migrate the database to the embedded Pos…
I got lot of ask and question regarding the new VCIX certification from VMware.
So how do I get qualified?
What do I need to do?
Do I need to upgrade VCP first?
I am confused which VCAP to take as I have already had one?
The proper way to get to VCIX certification is stated here.
The scenarios for VCP certification is stated here.
So in the past, passing a VCAP allows you to upgrade your VCP. However, with the expiry program and VCP certification article above on inheritance, only the expiry of existing VCP will be extended. No inheritance of VCP when passing a VCAP of the same track.
Hold VCP5-DCV, passing VCAP6-DCV Design, does not upgrade VCP5-DCV to VCP6-DCV. Only VCP5-DCV expiry period is further extended.
In order to attempt VCDX of any track, you will need to attain VCIX for that track. Below is how you can attain your VCIX using Data Center Virtualization track as a scenario. Scenarios:
For one who has valid VCP5-DCV, VCAP5-DCV Deploy (work the other way around with …