In conjunction with a weekly lunch and learn study group I’m running at my workplace, I’m going to publish a simple set of resources for each of the 10 topics, 1 per week, from the VMware Certified Professional 6.5 Data Center Virtualization (VCP 6.5 DCV) Exam blueprint. The resources will be mainly from the beyond excellent study guide from Vladan Seget and the incredibly useful practice questions cooked up by Simon Long. Alongside that will be links for any documentation VMware recommend for each of the topics.
The aim is for this to be a different format to use for studying this exam, perhaps in more digestible chunks than the entire blueprint PDF.
If you want to judge your existing knowledge of the objectives in each of these sections and track your study progress, take a look at my Study Spreadsheet
The plan is to release these every Wednesday for the next 10 weeks, starting today with this intro article and Week 1; Section 1.
- 21st March – Week 1; Section 1 – Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Security
- 28th March – Week 2; Section 2 – Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Networking
- 4th April – Week 3; Section 3 – Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Storage
- 11th April – Week 4; Section 4 – Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x
- 18th April – Week 5; Section 5 – Administer and Manage vSphere 6.x Resources
- 25th April – Week 6; Section 6 – Back up and Recover a vSphere Deployment
- 2nd May – Week 7; Section 7 – Troubleshoot a vSphere Deployment
- 9th May – Week 8; Section 8 – Deploy and Customize ESXi Hosts
- 16th May – Week 9; Section 9 – Configure and Administer vSphere and vCenter Availability Solutions
- 23rd May – Week 10; Section 10 – Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machines
Official Exam Links
To become VCP 6.5 certified, you need to pass the Foundations Exam, the VCP Exam, and attend a qualifying course.
- VCP 6.5 DCV Official Homepage
- VCP 6.5 DCV Exam Official Homepage
- VCP 6.5 DCV Exam Official Guide (PDF)
- VCP 6.5 Foundations Exam Official Homepage
- VCP 6.5 Foundations Exam Official Guide (PDF)
Getting Started Resources
Here are some useful resources if you are less familiar with vSphere 6.5;
Hands On Lab – Virtualization 101: Introduction to vSphere; http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/3440
VMware vSphere: What’s New Fundamentals [V6.0 to V6.5]; https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=79816