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VCP5 - Cloud \ IaaS Study Training Material

Discussion in 'VMware Certifications' started by SimonD, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. SimonD
    Honorary Member

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    So I have been fairly quiet recently and this is due to current work commitments. Work have undertaken a large Cloud Project which is great for me as it’s giving me an opportunity to gain an insight to vCD, vCOPS and the rest of the vCloud Suite of products.

    With the area that I am heading in I started looking at the training requirements needed for vCloud certification and there are currently two different exams dedicated to the Cloud, as luck would have it though they both pretty much have the same knowledge requirements.

    VCP5 – Cloud is a new exam coming soon from VMware that will directly test you on both the vSphere and vCloud products, whereas the IaaS exam requires that you already have the VCP5–DV certification and in addition have to pass the VCPVCD510 exam (which is based on the VMware vCloud- Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud [V1.5] course although the course isn’t a requirement to attend unlike the VCP course).

    As usual VMware offer the exam blueprint which is divided into 5 main sections.

    Section 1: The Exam
    Section 2: Intended Audience
    Section 3: Objectives covered in the VCPVCD510 Exam
    Section 4: VCP-IaaS Paths and Course Requirement Options
    Section 5: Additional Resources

    Whilst the blueprint is all important the most important section from an exam perspective is section 3, here you will find all the objectives needed to be able to pass the VCPVCD5 exam and gain the VCP5 – Cloud certification.

    Throughout the blueprint you will see a number of guides. I decided it would be a good idea to have them all listed in one place

    vCloud Director Installation and Configuration Guide
    vCloud Director Installation and Configuration Guide
    vShield Manager Quick Start Guide
    vCenter Chargeback Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide
    vCloud Connector Installation and Configuration
    VMware Journey to Your Cloud
    Architecting a vCloud
    VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT)
    Using vCloud Connector
    vCloud Director Administrator’s Guide
    vShield Administration Guide
    vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide
    vCloud Director User’s Guide
    vShield Edge Design Guide
    vCenter Chargeback Manager User’s Guide
    vCenter Chargeback Best Practices and Troubleshooting Guide
    Using vCenter Chargeback with vCloud Director
    vCloud Director Performance and Best Practices
    vCenter Server and Host Management guide
    vSphere Networking guide
    vSphere Storage guide

    In addition to the above reference material there is currently one course available from Trainsignal which is the VMware vCloud Director Essentials | Train Signal, Trainsignal also have an additional course under development VMware vCloud Director Organizations | Train Signal which covers vCloud Director Organisations. I can’t comment on either course material as I haven’t seen either (the latter for obvious reasons) but if past form is anything to go by I would expect good things from them.

    *** Update ***

    Trainsignal have now released the VMware vCloud Director Organizations | Train Signal training material.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    Thanks for this Simon, appreciate your efforts in collating all the material mate.
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  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    Great post, thanks Simon!
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