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VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp Course Information

Course Length: 5 Days

VMware vSphere 6.0 is here!

VMware vSphere® 6.0 is a vital component of the VMware vCloud Suite®. Currently it is the industry leading virtualization technology platform accelerating the shift to cloud computing. The Ultimate Bootcamp® has become known to be the most comprehensive VMware training course in the industry. This course combines several popular VMware vSphere classes into one concentrated delivery, saving time and money while providing an in depth look at VMware's latest version release (6.0) in an accelerated learning format designed to immerse the student into the new features inherent to version 6.0.

The VMware vSphere Ultimate Bootcamp course maximizes the students' training experience with hands-on VMware vSphere labs based upon real-world scenarios and conducted with state-of-the art equipment. The Ultimate Bootcamp imparts students with the knowledge and skills necessary to maximize efficiency in the work place. The class will prepare the student to achieve the Certified Virtualization Expert 6.0 (CVE6.0) certification, which will demonstrate practical VMware vSphere knowledge and skills as a certified professional.


Course Objectives

The primary objective of the VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp course is to train the ultimate virtualization expert through intense immersion in a five day accelerated training bootcamp.

Upon the completion of the VMware vSphere Ultimate Bootcamp class, students will learn:

  • About all of the new and exciting features of VMware vSphere® 6.0
  • Foundational terms and concepts concerning virtualization
  • How to install, configure & support ESXi 6.0, vCenter Server 6.0, vCenter™ 6.0 Platform Services Controller, VMware Certificate Authority and VMware Endpoint Certificate Services
  • The use of new Content Libraries
  • How to configure Virtual Networking including vNetwork Distributed Switches, vDS backup & restore, VLANs, PVLANs and how to support VMotion & iSCSI Multipathing, LACP
  • P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P methods and techniques
  • Server Consolidation procedures and reasoning
  • Tools to support a virtual infrastructure - VMware Flings, RVTools, Veeam, and more
  • VMotion™, Cross-vCenter Server systems migration, Storage VMotion, Distributed Power Mgt (DPM), Update Manager, Power Mgmt, Virtual Volumes (VVols), Fault Tolerance, Clustering - DRS/HA, SDRS, vSphere App HA, Multi vCPU FT Virtual Machines, etc.
  • Toubleshooting and Best Practices within a Virtual Enterprise including vRealize Ops Manager
  • How to perform backups & replication in the ESXi environment - Data Protection (vDP) & 3rd party solutions, vSphere Replication
  • How to use the Command Line Interface for supporting ESXi Servers - ESXi commands
  • How to configure and optimize storage - FC, iSCSI, NFS, Multipathing, Thin Provisioning, Flash Read Cache and VSAN

Students also get 24/5 Access to a real datacenter!


Pre-requisites

The VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp class is intended for IT Professionals with 1 or more years of server and infrastructure experience. Individuals should have experience on Microsoft Windows and/or Linux Servers.


Intended Audience

System Administrators, Engineers, and Operators responsible for setup, support, and troubleshooting of ESXi 6.0 Server and/or vCenter 6.0.

Sample VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp Course Outline

Chapter 1: Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL)

Chapter 2: Virtualization Overview and What's New in vSphere 6.0

  1. Cloud Overview
  2. Virtualization Overview
  3. Software Defined Datacenter
  4. Other VMware and 3rd party Virtualization Products

Chapter 3: Planning and Installing ESXi 6.0 (VMware vSphere Hypervisor)

  1. Planning ESXi 6.0 Host Deployment
  2. vSphere 6.0 Deployment Guidelines
  3. ESXi 6.0 Image Builder
  4. vSphere 6.0 Auto Deploy (GUI & Command Line)
  5. ESXi 6.0 Server Install (HOL)
  6. Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
  7. Troubleshooting ESXi 6.0 Host

Chapter 4: Using Tools to Administer a VMware® Environment

  1. Overview of 3rd Party Tools
  2. ESXi Management (vSphere Client, NEW V6.0 esxcli, vCLI, vMA,Putty, PowerCLI, Web) (HOL)
  3. Linux Command Review
  4. Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC

Chapter 5: vCenter™ Server 6.0 and Licensing

  1. Demystifying vSphere Licensing
  2. Planning vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment
  3. vCenter Server 6.0 Virtual Appliance
  4. vCenter Server 6.0 Installation (HOL)
  5. vSphere 6.0 Web Client (HOL)
  6. vCenter Server 6.0 Inventory (HOL)
  7. Managing vCenter Server 6.0 (HOL)
  8. Troubleshooting vCenter Server 6.0 Deployment

Chapter 6: Configuring Networking

  1. Create & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)
  2. Create & Modify Virtual Networks using CLI (HOL)
  3. vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switches & NIOC (HOL)
  4. Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting (NetFlow, Port Mirror, LLDP, 802.1p Tagging)

Chapter 7: Configuring Storage

  1. Storage Concepts, Storage Awareness & Profile Driven Storage
  2. iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  3. Fibre Channel Storage & Software FCoE (GUI &Command Line)
  4. VMFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  5. Solid State Disks (SSD)
  6. vSphere Flash Read Cache
  7. NAS Storage and NFS Datastores(GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  8. Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)
  9. Storage & Management Solutions
  10. VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) 6./6.1/6.2
  11. VMWare Virtual Volumes (VVols)

Chapter 8: VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots

  1. Create a VM (HOL)
  2. Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
  3. Virtual Appliances (HOL)
  4. Configuration & Use of vApps
  5. VMware vCenter™ Standalone Converter(P2V, V2V) (HOL)
  6. Manage VMs (HOL)
  7. Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown (HOL)
  8. Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
  9. Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

Chapter 9: Security and Permissions

  1. Controlling User Access and Passwords (HOL)
  2. ESXi Lockdown Mode
  3. ESXi 6.0 AD Integration (HOL)
  4. Managing ESXi 6.0 Firewalls (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
  5. VMware Certificate Authority (VCA) & VMware Endpoint Certificate Services
  6. SSH Access

Chapter 10: Server and VM Monitoring

  1. Optimizing Resources
  2. Resource Pools
  3. Latency Sensitive Applications
  4. Performance Monitoring (HOL)
  5. Configuring Alarms (HOL)
  6. ESXi, vCenter™ Logs and syslog, NetFlow, Port Mirroring, esxtop (HOL)

Chapter 11: Advanced ESXi and vCenter™ Management

  1. Storage Reports
  2. Storage VMotion (HOL)
  3. Configuring VMotion (Enchanced Cross-vCenter, Long Distance) (HOL)
  4. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
  5. Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
  6. Storage Policy Based Management
  7. Storage Clusters & Storage DRS (SDRS)(HOL)
  8. Host Profiles (HOL)
  9. Linked Mode Group of vCenter™ Servers

Chapter 12: Patching and Upgrading vCenter™/ESX/ESXi

  1. Patching ESXi 6.0 (HOL)
  2. Patching with Update Manager (HOL)
  3. Upgrading from earlier vSphere versions to vSphere v6.0

Chapter 13: Disaster Recovery, Backup and Deployment

  1. vSphere Replication 6.0
  2. Site Recovery Manager 6.0 (SRM60)
  3. High Availability (HA) & Fault Domain Manager (FDM) (HOL)
  4. vSphere App HA
  5. VM Fault Tolerance
  6. Microsoft Clustering
  7. Backup Strategies
  8. VMware Data Protection 6.0 (includes Advanced) (HOL)
  9. Third Party Backups (HOL)

VMware vSphere 6.0 Ultimate Bootcamp Certification Information

Certified Virtualization Expert® 6.0

Certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs. In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are everything. Sure, the student knows that he/she has the skills to do the job, but how do they convince potential customers and employers? For many career-minded professionals, certification is often the answer.

For IT professionals, it is recognized as a valuable way to prove professional credentials to employers and the general public. For others, the topic can generate a puzzled response. Why become certified? Isn't a college degree and/or years of practical hands-on experience enough to establish one's credentials? Either response of yes or no is correct, depending on your clientele and colleagues.

Certified Virtualization Expert Objective

The objective of the Certified Virtualization Expert designation is to confirm upon the certificate holder the best of breed of virtual infrastructure professional certifications. The CVE conveys that the individual who achieves the certification not only has the certificate, but more importantly possesses the in-depth knowledge related to virtual design, maintenance, and infrastructure management, is a subject matter expert in the field of virtualization, and that his/her training is current, relevant, and complete.

Certified Virtualization Expert Candidates

Candidates for this exam typically work in a Virtual Infrastructure environment where they are responsible for the implementation and configuration of virtualized servers using VMware ESXi Server and VMware vCenter Server. Their organizations use VMware vSphere to reduce the number of physical servers required to run their business through the virtualization of existing servers, reducing space requirements and the cost of electricity and cooling, due to the reduction in the number physical servers.

Candidates should have six months to a year of experience in monitoring, analyzing, and planning the use of VMware vSphere in a medium-size to enterprise-size computing environment.

The qualified candidate for this exam will have learned all aspects of planning, architecting, installation, configuration, deployment, analyzing, backing up, monitoring, and securing a VMware Virtual Infrastructure consisting of ESXi Servers and the virtual machines created on them. Candidates become qualified to take this certification exam by attending one of the VMware Ultimate Bootcamps worldwide.

Why Should Individuals Get Certified?

Certification can lead to better visibility, opportunities, and jobs. In today's increasingly complex and highly-specialized economy, credentials are everything. Sure, the student knows that he/she has the skills to do the job, but how do they convince potential customers and employers? For many career-minded professionals, certification is often the answer.

How to Get Your CVE Certification

  • Attend an Official Ultimate Bootcamp prior to taking the test
  • Purchase an Exam Voucher
  • Pass the CVE exam with a score of 75% or better
  • A certificate suitable for framing and a letter explaining certification benefits will arrive 8-10 weeks after receiving a passing score on the exam

The CVE exam is 2 hours in length, consists of 80 questions covering critical virtualization technologies in use today, and is offered every Friday at the conclusion of qualifying classes and bootcamps. Each student is given a 2 hour window to complete it on Friday.

Once the exam is completed the student learns on the spot if they passed the exam.

"Second Shot Free" policy

A second chance to pass the exam is only offered to students who take the exam on Friday of the class. If a student elects to take the exam at a later date, they get one shot at it.

Certification Price

The cost of the Certified Virtualization Expert® 6.0 certification is $195.00. Testing is available at authorized VMTraining testing centers throughout the world. Click here to purchase a certification exam voucher.