VMware Certified Associate 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Fundamentals Exam

Exam Number: 1V0-603 Duration: 75 Minutes
Associated Certification: VCA6-CMA Number of Questions: 50
Exam Product: Passing Score: 300
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Recommended Training: VMware Cloud Fundamentals Validated Against: vCloud Suite
Exam Price: $125 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English
First Available Appointment: 14 April 2015 Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Non-Proctored, Online
Exam Details Information Last Updated: 14 April 2015

Validate your ability to identify technical requirements for cloud management and automation and align them with the technical products and solutions that meet those requirements.

Please note: This exam will retire and no longer be offered after December 31, 2017.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1: Describe Cloud Concepts and Common Use Cases
+ Objective 1.1: Differentiate Types of Cloud Computing
  • Explain Cloud computing concepts
  • Differentiate SaaS, PaaS & IaaS services
  • Identify cloud deployment models (Private, Community, Hybrid, Public)
+ Objective 1.2: Identify Common Cloud Use Cases
  • Describe business use cases for different cloud deployment and service models
  • Identify use cases for various cloud services such as SaaS, PaaS & IaaS
+ Section 2: Identify and Differentiate VMware Cloud Technologies
+Objective 2.1: Define the Components of a Software-Defined Data Center
  • Describe the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Identify the benefits of the Software-Defined Data Center
  • Identify vSphere and Data Center Virtualization components
  • Identify use cases for deploying Linked Clones
  • Explain Storage Service Classes
  • Identify use cases for deploying Virtual SAN
  • Identify Cloud related vSphere components
+Objective 2.2: Describe and Differentiate vRealize Automation Features and Technologies
  • Describe functionality of vRealize Automation
  • Differentiate Infrastructure, Application, & Custom Services
  • Explain extensibility in adapting vRealize to your environment
  • Explain extensibility in adapting vRealize to new IT Services (XaaS)
  • Describe the functionality of the Unified IT Service Catalog for end-user requests
  • Explain policy-based provisioning and governance
  • Describe lifecycle management for workloads
  • Explain intelligent business and resource management
  • Describe how to integrate vRealize Automation with NSX
+Objective 2.3: DDescribe and Differentiate vRealize Operations Features and Technologies
  • Differentiate managing and monitoring cloud versus physical environments
  • Describe how vRealize Operations Manager:
    • Uses Super Metrics for performance management
    • Enables capacity management
    • Utilizes intelligent groups
  • Identify requirements for monitoring applications, operating systems, middleware, and databases
  • Explain how vRealize Operations Manager implements the following:
    • Self-learning analytics
    • Dynamic thresholds
    • Pro-active smart alerts
  • Identify steps to configuring compliance management
  • Explain how vRealize Operations Manager integrates with vRealize Orchestrator
+Objective 2.4: Identify vCloud Connector Features and Use Cases
  • Describe the features and capabilities of vCloud Connector
  • Explain how vCloud Connector enables Cloud content transfer
  • Identify use cases for extending the Data center using vCloud Connector
  • Explain content synchronization using vCloud Connector
+Objective 2.5: Describe and Differentiate vCenter Site Recovery Manager Features and Technologies
  • Describe the components and benefits of vCenter Site Recovery Manager.
  • Explain the functionality of vCenter SRM in a Cloud environment.
  • Identify how vCenter SRM automates orchestration and testing of Disaster Recovery.
  • Identify use cases for using vCenter SRM for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
+Objective 2.6: Correlate vSphere Technologies with Related VMware Cloud Technologies
  • Identify vSphere core technologies that enable the cloud.
+ Section 3: Align VMware Cloud Technologies to Common Use Cases
+ Objective 3.1: Determine the VMware Cloud Solution that meets an Identified Use Case
+ Exam Contributors
Jordan Roth
Andy Stumiolo
Ken Thacker
Jason Grierson