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    VMware Certified Professional 5

    VMware Certified Professional 5: Data Center Virtualization

    Exam and Recommended Training:

    As the demand for IT professionals with data center virtualization skills increases, it is essential to distinguish yourself in the market with a certification that validates your technical capabilities. Earning your VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization certification does just that.

    Achieving the VCP certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.

    Companies with VCPs on staff ensure their organization has the skills and expertise to fully utilize VMware solutions. Through skilled implementation of VMware solutions, organizations achieve higher efficiency in the data center, with higher levels of business continuity, all while reducing overall complexity.

    About this Course

    This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware vSphere ESXi and VMware vCenter Server. This course is based on prerelease versions of ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam.

    Course Objectives

    By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.5 functions and features and be able to do the following:

    • Deploy an ESXi host
    • Deploy a vCenter Server instance
    • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
    • Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
    • Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
    • Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
    • Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
    • Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
    • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion
    • Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Web Client
    • Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
    • Manage access control using vCenter Server
    • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
    • Manage VMware vSphere High Availability, VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere Data Protection using vCenter Server
    • Apply patches using VMware vCenter Update Manager

    Intended audience:

    • System administrators
    • Systems engineers
    • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server


    System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. Understanding of virtual data center concepts comparable to those needed for VCA-DCV certification.

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