Category Archives: Cloud

VCP/VCAP/VCIX upgrade to version 6 – no class needed.

Subtitled for VCAPs: Have both? Take either. Have one? Take the other. Announced today, existing VCAP5 (VCAP5-DCA, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP-CIA, VCAP-CID, VCAP-DTA, VCAP-DTD) holders will be able to take one test to upgrade to the current VCIX in their chosen silo. … Continue reading

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Discontinued VCAPs! as of 3/2/15

Per the VMware announcement today you can no longer sign up for the VCAP exams in the Cloud or Desktop tracks. No more CIA, CID, DTA or DTD exams. Anyone wanting to advance beyond VCP5-DT or VCP-Cloud will need to … Continue reading

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Accessing NSX API from Powershell

While pounding my head over trying to figure out the proper authentication and header settings to configure when calling the NSX REST API from Powershell I came across a post on Chris Wahl’s blog that included a function that already … Continue reading

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VMware Certification for vSphere 6

VMware posted up a new Certification Roadmap for 2015 that has a slew of changes. VCP The VCP-level certification will now have two exams: “Foundation” exam that is online and covers the basics of vSphere/virtualization. This will not grant you … Continue reading

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Improved VCAP DCA DTA score reporting

New processes are being finalized that should reduce the average time for a score report to be received to within a day for most candidates. If you meet the right criteria you could receive your score report in less than … Continue reading

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Test Track: Now with scoring

I’ve added five scoring scripts so far to the VCAP Test Track VCAP5-DCA prep lab, including all the ones needed for the Set 1 questions.  Hopefully I’ll have the rest available shortly. After you have completed an item, and a … Continue reading

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Resetting a lab environment

I’m trying to get some automation working around my VCAP Test Track environment. The latest addition is the ability for the user to reset the environment from the inside, which requires some hoops since they don’t have rights outside of … Continue reading

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VCAP Test Track (lab on a lap)

A couple of weeks before VMworld 2012 I built a portable VCAP5-DCA replica on my Lenovo W510 laptop that included all of the major components of the DCA environment.  It matched the IP scheme, naming convention, password pattern, available utilities … Continue reading

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Building a VCAP live exam lab environment (pt2)

I posted about building a lab environment the other day for the VCAP admin exams with some generalities around the exam environment and someone asked about kit specifics: DCA: 2 Physical hosts, one virtual machine (student desktop a.k.a. controlcenter) 18 … Continue reading

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VCP5-DCV updated for vSphere 5.5 (now 135 questions and two hours!)

After vSphere 5.1 was released the exam for the vSphere VCP-5DCV certification was modified to be “5.x agnostic.”  Which meant you could know only vSphere 5.0 or only 5.1 and still be able to answer any question on the exam. … Continue reading

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