VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] [257305] is available for sign-up, 5 Day Classroom, Live Online, or vFlex-ILT

Posted by Paul Braren on Mar 12 2015 (updated on Mar 19 2015) in
  • ESXi
  • Virtualization
  • It's early days for planning education, given vSphere 6 just arrived today. My own VCP5-DCV expires this July, 2015, so I'll want to take an update exam before then, to avoid having to take the full

    EDU_DATASHEETvSphereInstallConfigureManage V6_BETA39.pdf
    VCP6-DCV preparation class. Folks with a nearer expiration date may be relieved about yesterday's VCP recertification deadline extension.

    For folks new to VMware vSphere and jumping right in at vSphere 6.0, the sign-up for the new class to help you prepare to pass the VCP6-DCV certification is now available, with warnings it's based on the beta. One would guess that'll change soon, now that vSphere 6.0 was released. And as is likely still the case, it's expected that you spend many (dozens or even hundreds) of hours practicing in a lab, before you attempt to take, and pass, the VCP6-DVC test. This post is not focused on prep materials links or general advice, it's just an FYI about a new education opportunity, for those interested.

    Here's the sign-up for the new VCP6-DCV preparation class, and an excerpt:

    VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage is our best-selling course. It features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6 and VMware vCenter Server™ 6. This course will give you a solid understanding of how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.

    This course meets the prerequisite for advanced vSphere courses, which can be found at www.vmware.com/education.

    Note: This course is based on beta software.
    There's also some good details in the Course Datasheet, seen pictured at right.

    See also

    I just earned my VCP5 today! by Paul Braren, Feb 29 2012, which shows my transcript

    March 19 2015 Update

    Several of my wordwide IBM colleagues and I are honored to be taking VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6], the Live Online version, this week! We're on day 4 today, and it's 9am-5pm all 5 days of this week. So stoked about this.

    Our instructor is Javier, Just one more esxi-guy. Given our willingness to use the beta (documentation and materials), we're able to be a part of this awesome "early access" training opportunity, and I'm aware what a privilege this is.

    The next available class dates appear to be the week of Apr 13, 2015, login to VMware Education to see what options are currently available:



    March 26 2015 Update

    Global Knowledge offers the same class, for the same price, also starting in mid April, 2015.
    VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]