VMware VCAP5-DCA exam tips

Meanwhile it´s already 5 months ago that I passed the VCAP5-DCA exam. There are already so many exam experience posts out there, that I will keep this one quite short and just want to outline 3 strategies that helped me a lot, which you may not find in all of the other posts: 1.)    Use […]

VMware vExpert 2013

Last week VMware announced the list of vExperts for 2013. I still can´t believe it, but my name is on that list!! It feels awesome to be part of this exclusive part of the VMware community and I´m really looking forward to the upcoming time in this group. There are already so many blog posts […]

VMware VCAP5-DCD exam experience

Yesterday I passed the VCAP5 Datacenter Design exam and want to share my thoughts and study ressources with you in this post. This was by the way my first VCAP exam and of course I knew this would be a real challenge and I didn´t got disappointed 🙂 If you read some other exam experience […]

VCAP5-DCA study notes: Objective 1.1

1.1 – Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions Skills and Abilities –Determine use cases for and configure VMware DirectPath I/O –Determine requirements for and configure NPIV –Determine appropriate RAID level for various Virtual Machine workloads –Apply VMware storage best practices –Understand use cases for Raw Device Mapping –Configure vCenter Server storage filters –Understand and apply […]

VMworld 2012: VMware announced 8 new certifications !

VMware just announced 8 !!! new certifications during the start of VMworld 2012. Here you can see the new certification roadmap: VMware also updated the MyLearn website, take a look to get more information http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/   I really hope VMware will put a lot of effort into the certification processes and increase the certification team. […]

Course Review: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

I wrote in a post some weeks back that I signed up for the new VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] course, which took place two weeks ago. The course main objectives: •  Install SRM 5.0. •  Understand the storage replication options. •  Deploy and configure vSphere Replication (VR). •  Configure inventory and resource mappings. •  Build protection […]

VMware announced vExperts 2012

VMware just announced the list of vExperts 2012! You can find a list of all names here. Because of the large numbers of applications VMware will add may some names durring the next weeks. Congratulations to all who had made it and thanks for you effort and work to support the community!

Signed up for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

I just signed up for the new official VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] course. After searching for some weeks I gladly found a course here in Germany taking place in May. The first time I requested this course at our distributor last month, they wanted to send me to South Africa […]

VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5) – Exam experience

After I attended one of the first VMware vSphere: Install, Configure & Manage [V5.0] courses in Europe last summer, I wanted to take the VCP5 exam as fast as possible. Some unanticipated events unfortunately prevented me from my plan (got really ill over months, moved into a new apartment etc.). Last week I decided to […]