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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Demystifying VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam

If one has already VMware Datacenter Virtualization Professional Level Certification (Level 2) Certification and now they are looking for Advanced Certification (Level 3) then one of exam for this is VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam. Let's start with the requirements for this exam for existing and new candidates and how one can prepare for this exam.
 Certification Path:
As per my observation i believe these exam codes are based on these levels like 1V0, 2V0, 3V0, 4V0

Requirements for the New Candidate:
Remember for VCAP-DCV Deploy exam no training is mandatory although recommeneded training is VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6]. This training provides exposure to the design as well as deploy labs.


Requirements for the Existing Candidate:
Remember for VCAP-DCV Deploy exam no training is mandatory although recommeneded training is VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6]. This training provides exposure to the design as well as deploy labs.

Exam Details:-
Number of Questions in the Exam, Time Limit, Exam Cost and either exam is Proctored or Non-Proctored or lab based, these questions are always there in the mind. Here is answer of all these questions related to VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam.
Note:- Exam Price and Time Limit can vary country to country. 

Exam Objectives:


+ Section 1 - Create and Deploy vSphere 6.x Infrastructure Components
+ Objective 1.1 - Perform Advanced ESXi Host Configuration
+ Objective 1.2 - Deploy and Configure Core Management Infrastructure Components
+ Objective 1.3 - Deploy and Configure Update Manager Components
+ Objective 1.4 - Perform Advanced Virtual Machine Configurations
+ Section 2 - Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Storage Infrastructure
+ Objective 2.1 - Implement Complex Storage Solutions
+ Objective 2.2 - Manage Complex Storage Solutions
+ Objective 2.3 - Troubleshoot Complex Storage Solutions
+ Section 3 - Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Network Infrastructure
+ Objective 3.1 - Implement and Manage vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) Networks
+ Objective 3.2 - Implement and Manage vSphere 6.x Distributed Switch (vDS) Networks
+ Objective 3.3 - Scale a vSphere 6.x Network Implementation
+ Objective 3.4 - Troubleshoot a vSphere 6.x Network Implementation
+ Section 4 - Configure a vSphere Deployment for Availability and Scalability
+ Objective 4.1 - Implement and Maintain Complex vSphere Availability Solutions
+ Objective 4.2 - Implement and Manage Complex DRS solutions
+ Objective 4.3 - Troubleshoot vSphere clusters
+ Section 5 - Configure a vSphere Deployment for Manageability
+ Objective 5.1 - Execute VMware Cmdlets and Customize Scripts Using PowerCLI
+ Objective 5.2 - Implement and Maintain Host Profiles
+ Objective 5.3 - Manage and analyze vSphere log files
+ Objective 5.4 - Configure and manage Content Library
+ Section 6 - Configure a vSphere Deployment for Performance
+ Objective 6.1 - Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools
+ Objective 6.2 - Optimize Virtual Machine resources
+ Section 7 - Configure a vSphere 6.x Environment for Recoverability
+ Objective 7.1- Deploy and manage vSphere Replication
+ Objective 7.2 - Deploy and Manage vSphere Data Protection
+ Objective 7.3 - Backup and Recover vSphere Configurations
+ Section 8 - Configure a vSphere 6.x Environment for Security
+ Objective 8.1 - Manage authentication and end-user security
+ Objective 8.2 - Manage SSL certificates
+ Objective 8.3 - Harden a vSphere 6.x Deployment

Test Drive to vSphere Environment for the Exam Preparation
https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=vsphere-hol&ui=www_cert

I will try to add more details on each objective in future blog posts.
For more information and latest certification updates refer:-
http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/