Thursday, 25 August 2016

Kick Start Your Journey Towards VCAP6-DCV Design

Special Thanks to my Travel Team for making such Travel arrangements which allowed me to borrow some time out of my schedule.

Most of us who are already VCP 6 - DCV Certified share a common goal of achieving the next level of certification with VMware "The Advance Certification" and it really take a lot of time / Hard Work and Dedication to achieve these Credentials.


Thought of starting this VMware Certified Advance Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization Design Blog Series  because in most of the Training's i Deliver for VMware Education Services I get a same question from my Audience.


How to Achieve "VMware Design Certification" Well here is the Answer



Where to Start ?

The First and foremost thing to start with is to achieve your VMware Certified Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization Credentials ? 

I Know It's a Question again for some of us on how to achieve VCP6 -DCV these credentials? 


So this is what you need to do ! Attend either one of these Mandatory Training Courses from VMware Education Services or from any VMware Authorised Training Center (VATC) before you appear for your VCP6 -DCV exam.


vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6]
vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] On Demand
vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V6]
vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6] On Demand 
VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6]
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]
VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6]
VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V6]
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track [V6.0]
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track [V6.0] 


All the above mentioned courses are from same track VMware vSphere which doesn't mean you cannot achieve your VCP 6 and VCAP6 credentials in any other Track.

I mentioned only about the VMware vSphere courses here because in this blog post series we will be focussing on VCAP 6- DCV Design Track for all other tracks i would recommend you to follow below links. 

Once you have completed the above training course you can schedule your VCP 6 - DCV exam and my heartiest Congratulations for those who already are VCP's and wishing luck to all the aspiring VCP's.

What's Next ?


Now we are all set to proceed further with VCAP 6 - DCV Design Exam ! What about the Training Prerequisites ! Do we need to complete any Mandatory before appearing for VCAP 6- DCV Design exam ?


Well there is no as such Mandatory training however to align yourself more towards the goal of achieving your VCAP 6 DCV Design credentials, VMware Recommend attending the VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6] which talks about the Exam objectives for VCAP6 -DCV Design and gives the audience exposure to Design Scenarios where in they can Create their on Design and can also have a Healthy Discussion with their Instructors about the Design.


To get an Overview about few important aspect related to VMware vSphere Design here is the link which talks about the various stages of a Design Process and also discuss  about Design Qualifiers we need to consider for our Design
VMware vSphere Design Qualifiers

Exam Blueprint 

1) Create a vSphere Conceptual Design-

Objective 1.1- Gather and Analyze Business Requirements.

Objective 1.2 - Gather and Analyze Application Requirements.

Objective 1.3 - Determine Risks, Requirements, Constraints and Assumptions.

2) Create a vSphere 6.x Logical Design from Existing Conceptual Design.


Objective 2.1-  Map Business Requirements to a vSphere 6.x Logical Design

Objective 2.2 – Map Service Dependencies

Objective 2.3 – Build Availability Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design

Objective 2.4 – Build Manageability Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design

Objective 2.5 – Build Performance Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design

Objective 2.6 – Build Recoverability Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design

Objective 2.7 – Build Security Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design


3) Create a vSphere 6.x Physical Design from an Existing Logical Design

Objective 3.1 – Transition from a Logical Design to a vSphere 6.x Physical Design

Objective 3.2 – Create a vSphere 6.x Physical Network Design from an Existing Logical Design

Objective 3.3 – Create a vSphere 6.x Physical Storage Design from an Existing Logical Design

Objective 3.4 – Determine Appropriate Compute Resources for a vSphere 6.x Physical Design

Objective 3.5 – Determine Virtual Machine Configuration for a vSphere 6.x Physical Design

Objective 3.6 – Determine Data Center Management Options for a vSphere 6.x Physical Design

Key Note - It's a Journey dedicated towards achieving these objectives and "VCAP 6 - DCV Design Credentials", I will be writing a series of Blog Post on how to work towards each Objective wherein will be discussing Key Aspects Related to VMware vSphere Design and would also be sharing few useful link's which will be acting as an Helping Hand for us to reach towards our Goal.

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