VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

Due to the large number of students registering for this class, students may record their information on the SCC VMware waitlist at https://vmware.stanly.edu/waitlist.aspx. Students will be contacted as additional sections for VMware vSphere become available.

We are happy to announce we are now offering VMware vSphere 6.0. As we move to this new version of the curriculum there a few items of which students need to be aware. If you are brand new to VMware and/or you do not have a currently valid VMware certification here is the recommended path. There are two exams now in obtaining your VCP6.0 certification. Students should enroll in our VMware vSphere ICM course and then sit for the VMware Foundations exam with the academic voucher given upon successful completion of the course. Then VMware suggests students take six months to one year to obtain field experience before taking the VCP6-DCV exam. For those who do not wish to wait that amount of time, taking the VMware Optimize and Scale course here at SCC, which is an advanced course that will help students with the new changes to the VMware 6.0 software, is recommended. We will begin offering the Optimize and Scale course in August 2016.

Those of you who currently hold a valid VCP certification 5.0-5.5 can just take the VCP6-DCV exam, but again the recommendation is for everyone to take the advanced class to ensure you are familiar with the new developments in the software. Here is a link from the VMware website that may help you in further understanding the new certification process: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=88888&ui=www_cert.

At this time, due to evolving changes in higher education regulations, SCC is unable to serve all of the students that are interested in our courses or programs. SCC will no longer be able to offer distance education online programs or courses for students residing in Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Puerto Rico.

Course Description:

This on-line training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware® vSphere™, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter™ Server. Upon completion of this course, the student can take the examination to become a VMware Certified Professional. The course is based on ESXi 6, and vCenter Server 6.

Suggested experience or classes taken:

• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating system.

  • NOS120 – Linux/UNIX Single User
  • NOS130 - Windows Single User
  • Class meetings: 80 hours – Online class

Course Outline:

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in VMware vSphere 5 and be able to:

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server
  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure Increase scalability using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Manage higher availability and data protection using vCenter Server

Course Text:

Title of Book: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage

Author: VMware Education Services

Publisher: Vmware

Grading: Students will receive a “S” Satisfactory if they attend 80% of the total course hours and meet course requirements as established by instructor or a “U” Unsatisfactory if are absent in excess of 20% of total course hours or fail to meet course requirements as established by instructor.

Disability Statement: If you have a disability that may affect your academic performance and are seeking accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the ADA services office. The office is located in room 120 of the Patterson Building. You may contact Megan Brehun, 704-991-0161, mbrehun6994@stanly.edu, if you have any questions concerning disability services. It is important to request accommodations early enough to give the ADA services office adequate time to consider your request and recommend reasonable accommodations. Instructors will provide necessary accommodations based on the recommendations of the ADA services office.