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VMware Certified Associate  

This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.5. You will also prepare to take the VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) - 1V0-701 exam for the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) credential.

What you will learn

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Use a local content library as an ISO store and deploy a virtual machine
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware Host Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Describe virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, iSCSI, and RDM

How you will benefit

  • Deep dive into key vSphere topics and functions
  • Learn about real world applications of this technology
  • Expand your knowledge of the material even further than what the certification test requires
  • Preparation to take the VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) - 1V0-701 exam for the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) credential.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.5. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. Learn faster and retain more so you are fully prepared to install and support VMware and become prepared to take the VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT) - 1V0-701 exam for the VMware Certified Associate (VCA) credential.


  1. Introduction to Virtualization
    1. Basics
    2. Topology
    3. Software
    4. Interfaces
    5. Inventory Objects
    6. Server Plugins
    7. Advantages/ Disadvantages
    8. Overview of Features
    9. Licensing
    10. What's New
  2. ESXi Installation
    1. Requirements
    2. Preparation
    3. ESXi Set up
    4. Post installation
    5. vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance Installation
    6. Server vs. Appliance
    7. Embedded vs. External
    8. Server
    9. Appliance
    10. Appliance Migration Tool
  3. Virtual Machines
    1. Basics of Virtual Machines
    2. Deployment
    3. Templates
    4. Content Libraries
    5. Hardware
    6. Options
    7. NVMe
    8. vSphere App
    9. Solutions Manager
    10. Management
    11. VMware tools
    12. VM Migration
  4. Networking
    1. Networking basics
    2. vSwitches
    3. VMKernel Groups
    4. Port Groups
    5. Security polices
    6. Load Balancing and Failover
    7. Backing up Network Configurations
    8. Network Policies
    9. RDMA
    10. IPv6
    11. Best Practices
  5. Storage
    1. Storage basics
    2. ESXi SAN implementations
    3. ESXi Fibre Channel
    4. ESXi iSCSi
    5. ESXi NFS
    6. Flash Devices
    7. Multipathing and Failover
    8. Datastores
    9. Raw device Mapping
    10. Virtual Volumes
    11. I/O filtering
    12. Hardware Acceleration
    13. Thick and Thin
    14. Vmkfstools
    15. Storage providers
    16. Storage Polices
  6. Security
    1. Basic Security
    2. SSO
    3. Certificates
    4. Permissions
    5. Hardening (best practices)
    6. Boot Secure
    7. Enhanced logging
    8. Encrypted vMotion
  7. Resource Allocation
    1. Basics of Resource Allocation
    2. Settings
    3. CPU
    4. Memory
    5. Storage
    6. Clustering
    7. NUMA
    8. Attributes
    9. Fault Definitions
  8. Host Profiles
    1. Create
    2. Attach
    3. Detach
    4. Compliance
    5. Remediation
    6. Profile Management
    7. DRS integration, parallel host remediation, audit quality improvements
    8. Business Continuity
    9. HA Clusters
    10. Fault Tolerance
  9. Monitoring and Performance
    1. Charts
    2. Web Client
    3. Guest OS
    4. Host Health
    5. Events, Alarms, Automation
    6. vCenter Solutions
    7. Health of Nodes and Services
    8. Resxtop and esxtop
    9. Vimtop
    10. SNMP
    11. Syslog
  10. Upgrade Process
    1. Introduction to the upgrade process
    2. Requirements
    3. Prerequisites
    4. vCenter Server
    5. vCenter Server Appliance
    6. vCenter Server to Appliance Migration
    7. Hosts
    8. VMs
    9. Datastores
    10. Update Manager
  11. Troubleshooting
    1. Overview
    2. VMs
    3. Hosts
    4. vCenter Server
    5. Availability
    6. Resources
    7. Storage
    8. Networking
  12. Virtual VSAN
    1. Introduction
    2. Requirements for vsan
    3. Design and sizing
    4. Preparation
    5. Creation vsan cluster
    6. Stretching across datastores
    7. Policies
    8. Monitoring
    9. Failures and troubleshooting
    10. ISCSi Support
  13. Redundancy and Data Protection
    1. vSphere Replication
    2. Data Protection


Russ Long currently holds active certifications in VMware (VCSA, VCP) , Cisco, Comptia, and Apple. Hehas a total of over six years of experience delivering enterprise level IT content in live webcast classrooms and prerecorded content. Classes have included personnel from: IBM, NASA, IRS, BT, DoD, VMware. Russ has 16 years of IT experience ranging from a fiber optic splicing technician to a site administrator. He has IT support experience in face-to-face customer service, troubleshooting and IT consulting as a business. Russ has dealt with federal and local government entities, as a provider of services and equipment, troubleshooting and in IT consulting. He also is a former IT business owner with a focus on computer repair and IT infrastructure.

 

VMware Certified Associate
Item: 202003CTP22180  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $2,195.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.