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VM Ware IT AcademyAs a student with this VMware IT Academy, the curriculum material and access to the labs have no cost, and the various VMware software can be downloaded by the student for academic use for free.

VMware Data Center Virtualization:

This course covers all topics from the VMware Certified Associate in Data Center Virtualization exam blueprint. Those topics include an introduction to datacenter virtualization, vSphere technologies, and how to apply those technologies to real business challenges. The certification validates an individual's knowledge and skills with VMware vSphere solutions, including virtual machines, networking, and storage. Job-roles associated with this certification include virtualization administrators, system engineers, and consultants. The curriculum consists of two courses. These include:


VMware vSphere: ICM

This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere®, which includes VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

With the VMware vSphere: ICM curriculum, students will be able to:

  • Describe the software-defined data center
  • Deploy an ESXi host and create virtual machines
  • Describe vCenter Server architectureDeploy a vCenter Server instance or VMware vCenter Server™ Appliance™
  • Use vCenter Server to manage an ESXi host
  • Configure and manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Client™ and VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Configure virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage various types of host storage: VMware vSphere® VMFS, NFS, virtual SAN, and Virtual Volumes
  • Manage virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a vApp
  • Describe and use the content library
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Use VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machine storage
  • Monitor resource usage and manage resource pools
  • Use VMware vRealize™ Operations Manager™ to identify and solve issues through analytics and alerts
  • Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Use VMware vSphere® Replication™ and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ to replicate virtual machines and perform data recovery
  • Use VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ clusters to improve host scalability
  • Use vSphere distributed switches to improve network scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform basic troubleshooting of ESXi hosts, virtual machines, and vCenter Server operations 

VMware vSphere: O&S

This course will teach you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will configure and optimize the VMware vSphere® features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course will deepen your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organization.

With the VMware vSphere: O&S curriculum, students will be able to:

  • Configure and mange ESXi networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment
  • Optimize the performance of all vSphere components
  • Harden the vSphere environment against security threats
  • Troubleshoot operational faults and identify their root causes
  • Use VMware vSphere® ESXi™ Shell and VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts

Get Started with this Introduction

Learners that have no experience with virtualization can start off with Introduction to Virtualization, Solutions 1.

This Introduction to Virtualization course is designed to teach basic virtualization computing concepts to learners:

  • Entry-level online micro-course introducing: virtual machine, hypervisor and benefits of virtualization
  • Includes videos and virtual labs using VMware Workstation to teach concepts
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