VMWare IT Academy Class Descriptions

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Kelly Caudle
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VMware Certified Professional 8 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)

The VMware Certified Professional 8 curriculum promotes this industry-recognized certification and validates that students know how to administer and troubleshoot vSphere V8 infrastructures. The curriculum consists of two courses. These include:


VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage 8

Learn fundamentals of installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 8, which includes VMware ESXi™ 8 and VMware vCenter Server™ 8.

With the VMware vSphere: ICM 8 curriculum, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure ESXi hosts
  • Deploy and configure vCenter
  • Use the vSphere Client to create the vCenter inventory and assign roles to vCenter users
  • Create and configure virtual networks using vSphere standard switches and distributed switches
  • Create and configure datastores using storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a content library for deploying virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machine resource use
  • Configure ESXi hosts to support vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create and configure a vSphere cluster that is enabled with vSphere High Availability and vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Manage the life cycle of vSphere to keep vCenter and ESXi hosts up to date

VMware vSphere: Operate, Scale and Secure 8

Learn advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure

With the VMware vSphere: OSS 8 curriculum, students will be able to:

  • Configure and manage a VMware Tools Repository
  • Configure vSphere Replication and recover replicated VMs
  • Manage VM resource usage with resource pools
  • Configure and manage vSphere networking and storage for a large and sophisticated enterprise
  • Configure vCenter High Availability
  • Use host profiles to manage VMware ESXi host compliance
  • Use the vSphere Client and the command line to manage certificates
  • Monitor the vCenter, ESXi, and VMs performance in the vSphere Client
  • Secure vCenter, ESXi, and VMs in your vSphere environment
  • Use Identity Federation to configure the vCenter to use external identity sources
  • Use VMware vSphere Trust Authority to secure the infrastructure for encrypted VMs



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To ensure you are contacted when these classes are offered, please add your information to our online waitlist for the course you wish to take. Just choose vSphere 7 Install, Configure, Manage or vSphere 7: Optimize and Scale from the drop-down menu “Select Class”.