VCP-DCV Official Cert Guide

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-12-15
  • Publisher: VMware Press

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VCP-DCV Official Cert Guide, Fourth Edition helps you systematically prepare for your VCP-DCV 2020 exam by mastering all key exam objectives associated with vSphere v.6.7. Thoroughly updated for the VMware 2020 exam changes, it offers an exceptionally well-organized and efficient test-preparation system based on proven series elements and techniques.

Chapter-opening Do I Know This Already? quizzes help you decide how much time you need to spend on each section, exam topic lists make referencing easy, and chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on the key concepts you must know thoroughly. The companion website contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented concisely, focusing on promoting understanding and retention. Coverage includes:
  • vSphere prerequisites
  • Storage and network infrastructure (physical and virtual)
  • vCenter Server features
  • Clusters and virtual machines
  • VMware product integration
  • High availability solutions
  • Securing vSphere
  • Planning and performing vSphere installations
  • Configuring vSphere (SSO and Virtual Networking)
  • Monitoring resources
  • VM configuration and performance
  • Managing networking, storage, security, clusters, resources, vCenter Server, and VMs
Well regarded for its detail, assessment features, comprehensive scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

Author Biography

John A. Davis is a VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and VMware Certified Professional (VCP). As senior architect and owner of MEJEER LLC, he provides contracted professional services, IT solutions, training, and architecture services to the VMware business community. He previously spent four years as Product Architect at Rackspace, the leading managed cloud company, where he designed products built on VMware technologies. He has taught advanced VMware technologies since 2014, written several white papers, and holds multiple VMware certifications.

Steven Baca (VCAP, VCI, VCP, NCDA) has been in the computer industry for more than 20 years. Originally a computer programmer and system administrator working on Unix and Windows systems, he migrated to technical training, wrote a course for Sun Microsystems, and has focused on VMware technologies for nearly a decade. He currently specializes in technical training, teaching, and consulting.

Owen Thomas (VCI Level 2, VCP-DCV, VCP-Cloud, VCP-DT, VCAP-DCA) is Worldwide Support Technical Trainer at Nutanix. A VMware Certified Instructor, he has taught hundreds of VMware classes since 2008. He has performed VMware JumpStarts, audits, health checks, capacity planning, and P2V migrations.

Table of Contents

1. vSphere Prerequisites
2. Storage Infrastructure (Physical and Virtual)
3. Network Infrastructure (Physical and Virtual)
4. vCenter Server Features
5. Clusters
6. Virtual Machines
7. VMware Product Integration
8. High Availability Solutions
9. Securing vSphere
10. Planning a vSphere Installation (Logging, Inventory, Content Library)
11. vSphere Installation (ESXi, VCSA)
12. vSphere Configuration (SSO, Virtual Networking)
13. Monitoring Resources (vSphere and VCSA)
14. VM Configuration and Performance
15. Manage Networking
16. Manage Storage
17. Manage Security
18. Manage Clusters and Resources
19. Manage vCenter Server (License, Objects, Alarms, VUM)
20. Manage VMs (Provision, Migrate, Replication)

Appendix A. Answers to DIKTA Quizzes and Chapter Review Questions
Appendix B. Exam Updates

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