VCAP6-NV Deploy public beta launched

[Update 6/16 with desktop screenshot]

The successor to the popular NSX610 exam went into public beta last week with with a staggered roll out starting in the US.
More info at the VMware pages

Key changes from the current VCIX6-NV:
Hands-on-Labs interface with HTML5 console access instead of RDP-via-ActiveX
Available at many more sites
Network Performance test available if poor performance is reported
paste-into-kit available to scrape from the manual
can see manual (scenarios) and console at the same time
Can resize/relocate manual to fix candidate preference
Access to the consoles of all VMs – however function keys are disabled so you can’t log into most of them at this time.

Key points:
$100
25 questions
4 hours no time extensions

Kit components:
Win2k12 for DC/NFS/etc
Win2k12 for jumpbox
two NSX Manager appliances (6.2.1)
one Log Insight 2.6.2 appliance
ten ESXi hosts (6.0.0)
one Platform Services Controller appliance (6.0.0)
two VCSA (6.0.0)
one iSCSI appliance

lots of networks

nvdesktop

Docs available (along with links to the html documentation and kb.vmware.com)
nsx620docs

Tips and tricks:
Read the interface guide
Run through HandsOnLabs especially HOL-SDC-1603 and set your screen to 1024×768 to practice optimizing the environment.

Note that right-click, Control, Alt and Function keys are blocked in the exam so get used to menu options and other workarounds.
Use the Windows On-Screen Keyboard to get around these limitations:
onscreen

Don’t skip around in the exam until you’ve attempted all of the questions. Note that skipping around is *far* easier with the new interface.
That said, skip the items you need the PDFs or html doc links until you’ve done the ones you know.

Good luck!!

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7 Responses to VCAP6-NV Deploy public beta launched

  1. Will a practice lab exist like the one available from you for VCAP5.5?

  2. Joshua, I see that the new HOL-1700 series are somewhat different in naming convention to the HOL-1600 series, for the purpose of 3V0-643 exam practice are we best to stick with the older 1600 versions (1603, 1625…)?

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