VMware Certified Associate 6 – Network Virtualization Fundamentals Exam

Exam Number: 1V0-604 Duration: 75 Minutes
Associated Certification: VCA6-NV Number of Questions: 50
Exam Product: VMware NSX 6 Passing Score: 300
Recommended Training: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals Validated Against: VMware NSX 6
Exam Price: $125 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
First Available Appointment: 14 April 2015 Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Non-Proctored, Online
Exam Details Information Last Updated: 15 October 2016

Validate your ability to identify technical requirements for network virtualization and then align them with the technical products and solutions that meet those requirements.

Note: This exam was retired on October 15, 2016.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1: Explain traditional Network Virtualization using vSphere
+ Objective 1.1: Identify and explain the concept of vSphere Standard and Distributed virtual switches
  • Understand vSphere virtual switching
  • Identify uses and benefits of a vSphere standard switch
  • Identify uses and benefits of a vSphere distributed switch
+ Objective 1.2: Describe and differentiate Physical and vSphere virtualized network architectures
  • Identify how a physical switched network is architected
  • Identify a network with and without VLANs
  • Identify and explain access ports
  • Identify and explain trunk ports
+ Objective 1.3: Identify use cases where additional Network Virtualization is required
  • Identify and explain virtual machine port groups
  • Identify and explain uplink ports
  • Differentiate between configuring virtual switch uplinks as access ports or trunk ports
  • Identify automation, elasticity, security, and management challenges in a virtual and physically-switched Data Center
+ Section 2: Identify and explain the benefits of the VMware NSX Network Virtualization platform
+Objective 2.1: Identify challenges with network services without a Network Virtualization platform Fabrics
  • Identify routing and switching requirements
  • Identify how firewall services work without a network virtualization platform
  • Identify how load balancing works without a network virtualization platform
  • Identify how VPN services work without a network virtualization platform
  • Explain how hypervisors and virtual switches run on top of a Compute Infrastructure
+Objective 2.2: Describe and differentiate physical and VMware NSX network architectures
  • Describe network virtualization
  • Identify and differentiate between Data, Control and Management planes in a virtual network
  • Identify and explain core NSX components such as Logical Switches, L2 Bridges and Logical Routers
+Objective 2.3: Describe VMware NSX benefits
  • Differentiate physical and virtual networking
  • Identify traffic flows between VXLANs and VLANs with NSX
  • Describe how Virtual Bridges connect virtual resources to physical workloads
  • Describe routing prior to NSX
  • Describe NSX logical routing
+Objective 2.4: Describe how to integrate physical network workloads with VMware NSX
  • Describe common enterprise level topologies with NSX
  • Describe NSX Edge Services Gateway usage in a multiple tenant environment
  • Describe NSX scalability for multiple tenant scenarios
+Objective 2.5: Explain the core VMware NSX components
  • Identify tools for traffic flow visibility
  • Identify traffic analysis tools
  • Identify network inventory and fault management tools
  • Identify logging, event tracking, and auditing tools
  • Identify health check monitoring in an NSX overlay network
+ Section 3: Explain the NSX architecture, deployment, services, and benefits
+ Objective 3.1: Describe and differentiate NSX components
  • Explain NSX Manager
  • Explain NSX VXLANs
  • Explain NSX Distributed Logical Routers
  • Explain NSX Controllers
  • Explain NSX Edge Services Gateways
  • Explain advanced services such as Firewalls and Load Balancers
+ Objective 3.2: Describe VXLAN benefits and functionality
  • Identify and explain vCenter Server and NSX Manager integration
  • Identify and explain NSX Controller deployment
  • Identify and explain NSX Controller Clusters
  • Identify and explain NSX VXLAN deployment
+ Objective 3.3: Describe NSX network services
  • Explain the benefits of VXLAN deployment in the Data Center
  • Explain limitations without VXLAN deployment
  • Explain the benefits of logical routing and switching
+ Objective 3.4: Describe advantages and functionality of the VMware NSX distributed firewall
  • Explain physical firewalls
  • Explain virtual firewalls
  • Explain NSX distributed firewall
+ Objective 3.5: Describe NSX Service Composer functionality
  • Explain NSX Service Composer
  • Explain automated security policies
+ Objective 3.6: Identify and explain NSX automation and third-party integration
  • Explain NSX automated security
  • Explain NSX network policy as part of automation and orchestration of services
  • Explain NSX extensibility and third party partner extensions
+ Objective 3.7: Apply VMware NSX to common network virtualization use cases
  • Explain common use cases for NSX
  • Explain NSX micro-segmentation
  • Explain NSX elasticity
  • Explain NSX security
  • Explain NSX management
+ Exam Contributors
Jon C. Hall
Jeff Hall
Jordan Roth
Linda Brown
William Grismore
John Hays
Paul Mancuso
Chris McCain
Michael Moore
Victor Sandoval
Elver Sena
Andrew Voltmer