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VCP5-DCV Official Cert Training (Video Training), Downloadable Version: VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (Exam VCP550)

VCP5-DCV Official Cert Training (Video Training), Downloadable Version: VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (Exam VCP550)

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-384420-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-384420-7

4+ Hours of Video Instruction


The VCP5-DCV Official Cert Training for Exam VCP550 is for anyone who wants to get the delta of information from the previous VCP510 exam in order to procure the VCP-DCV Certification.


As the demand for IT professionals with data center virtualization skills increases, having a VMware certification helps to distinguish you in the IT professional market. Per VMware, “Having a VCP-DCV certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.”

At VMworld 2013 VMware announced vSphere 5.5, the latest release of VMware’s industry-leading virtualization platform. No trivial update, this release included a lot of improvements and many new features and capabilities. Covering the official blueprint, bestselling author and VCI (VMware Certified Trainer) Bill Ferguson is ready to get you up-to-speed on the changes made in vSphere 5.5.

For a thorough and complete VCP5 certification self-study program, covering all new content as well as foundation topics, combine this VCP5-DCV Official Cert Training with The Official VCP5 Certification Guide (VMware Press).

About the Instructor:

Bill Ferguson, VCI (3,4,5), VCP (3,4,5), MCT, MCSE, MCP+I, CCNA, A+, Network+, Server+, has been in the computer industry for more than 15 years. Originally in technical sales and sales management with Sprint, Bill made his transition to Certified Technical Trainer in 1997 with ExecuTrain. Bill now runs his own company as an independent contractor in Birmingham, Alabama, teaching classes for most of the national training companies and some regional training companies and corporations. In addition, Bill writes and produces technical training videos for Virtual Training Company, Inc. and Specialized Solutions, Inc. His current titles include A+, Network+, Windows 2000 Management, Windows XP Management, Windows 2000 Security, Server+, and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices. Bill keeps his skills sharp by being a technical reviewer for books and sample tests. Bill says, "My job is to understand the material so well that I can make it easier for my students to learn than it was for me to learn."

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Topics Covered

  • Overview of new vSphere 5.5 topics and why they are needed, including:

    • Single sign-on
    • New vDS features
    • VSAN
    • Enhanced vMotion
    • VDP
    • vCOPs
  • Difference between testable information and “good-to-know” information
  • Quickest means of discerning what you need to know in order to sit for exam 550

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Any IT administrator interested in getting VCP5 Certified
  • Anyone interested in getting updated on the changes to vSphere 5.5
  • Any admin or student who needs to understand the differences between vSphere 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 and how they relate to the current test

Course Requirements:

  • An understanding of vSphere



Lesson 1 What Changed and When It Changed in vSphere 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5

Learning objectives

1.1 The new vSphere Web Client

1.2 Introduction to changes in vSphere 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5

1.3 The difference between testable information and just good information

1.4 General changes on the VCP550 blueprint

1.5 Section 1: SSO

1.6 Section 2: Networking changes

1.7 Sections 3 & 4: Storage and VM management

1.8 Sections 5 & 6: Service levels and troubleshooting

1.9 Section 7: vCenter Operations Manager

1.10 Learning paths and the tests

Lesson 2 Single Sign-On

Learning objectives

2.1 SSO requirements

2.2 SSO architecture

2.3 Deployment scenarios

2.4 Configuring SSO password policies

2.5 Configuring SSO identity sources and certificates

2.6 Configuring SSO users and groups

Lesson 3 New Features in vSphere Distributed Switches

Learning objectives

3.1 Overview of new features in vSphere distributed switches

3.2 Automatic rollback and recovery

3.3 Networking health check

3.4 Enhanced port mirroring

3.5 LACP for 5.1 vDS

3.6 LACP for 5.5 vDS

3.7 Traffic filtering and marking on vDS Uplinks

3.8 Exporting, importing, and restoring vDS configurations

Lesson 4 VSA and VSAN

Learning objectives

4.1 The difference between VSA and VSAN

4.2 VSA requirements vs. VSAN requirements

4.3 VSA configuration and failover

4.4 VSAN configuration and failover

Lesson 5 XvMotion

Learning objectives

5.1 Overview of XvMotion features

5.2 XvMotion—Contiguous migration of host and datastore

5.3 XvMotion—Shared nothing vMotion

Lesson 6 vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPs)

Learning objectives

6.1 Overview of vCOPs

6.2 Installation steps for vCOPs

6.3 Overview of the dashboard tab

6.4 Overview of other tabs


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