VMware Certified Associate 6 – Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals Exam

Exam Number: 1V0-601 Duration: 75 Minutes
Associated Certification: VCA6-DCV Number of Questions: 50
Exam Product: vSphere 6 Passing Score: 300
Recommended Training: Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals Validated Against: vSphere 6
Exam Price: $125 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
First Available Appointment: 21 April 2015 Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Non-Proctored, Online
Exam Details Information Last Updated: 21 April 2015

This exam tests candidates on their skills and abilities identifying technical requirements for managing a VMware vSphere 6 environment and aligning them with the technical products and solutions that meet those requirements.

Note: This exam will be retired on September 30, 2016.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1: Explain Data Center Virtualization Concepts and Identify Typical Data Center Challenges
+ Objective 1.1: Identify and Explain the Concept of Data Center Virtualization
  • Explain Data Center Virtualization.
  • Differentiate Physical and Virtual Data Center Components.
  • Identify Data Center Virtualization Benefits.
+ Objective 1.2: Identify Challenges that can be resolved with VMware vSphere with Operations Management
  • Identify VMware vSphere Editions.
  • Identify common management challenges.
  • Identify common scalability challenges.
  • Identify common optimization challenges.
+ Section 2: Identify, Explain and Differentiate VMware vSphere Technologies
+Objective 2.1: Describe how the components of VMware vSphere support Data Center Virtualization
  • Explain the concept and capabilities of a virtual machine.
  • Identify purpose of ESXi and vCenter Server.
  • Differentiate VMware migration technologies.
  • Differentiate VMware availability technologies.
  • Explain the concepts of clusters and resource pools.
  • Identify and explain common VMware data center products.
+Objective 2.2: Differentiate VMware vSphere Storage Technologies
  • Differentiate physical and virtual storage.
  • Explain the use of shared storage in a vSphere implementation.
  • Differentiate VMFS and NFS datastores.
  • Explain Thin Provisioning.
  • Explain Virtual SAN capabilities.
  • Explain Virtual Volume capabilities.
  • Identify capabilities of Storage I/O Control.
  • Identify capabilities of Storage DRS.
  • Explain VMware virtual storage technologies.
+Objective 2.3: Differentiate VMware vSphere Networking Technologies
  • Differentiate physical and virtual networking.
  • Differentiate VMware virtual switch technologies.
  • Identify VMware virtual switch components.
  • Identify common virtual switch policies.
  • Identify capabilities of Network I/O Control.
+Objective 2.4: Differentiate VMware vSphere Resource Management Technologies
  • Differentiate vSphere resource management features.
  • Remediate resource management challenges.
  • Identify all vMotion technologies (Storage, Resource, Long distance, etc.).
  • Explain Distributed Resource Management, Distributed Power Management and High Availability.
+Objective 2.5: Differentiate VMware vSphere Availability Technologies
  • Differentiate vSphere high availability features.
  • Remediate high availability challenges.
  • Identify vSphere Disaster Recovery solutions.
  • Differentiate VMware disaster recovery/disaster tolerance technologies.
  • Configure/Manage vSphere high availability solutions.
  • Explain vSphere Fault Tolerance.
  • Identify vSphere Replication requirements.
+Objective 2.6: Differentiate VMware Data Center Virtualization Products
  • Explain features of VMware NSX.
  • Explain features of vRealize Operations.
  • Explain features of vRealize Automation.
  • Explain features of vRealize Air.
+ Section 3: Correlate VMware Data Center Virtualization Solutions with Specific Business Challenges
+ Objective 3.1: Apply VMware Data Center Virtualization Solutions to Common Business Challenges
  • Apply VMware data center virtualization technologies to resolve common availability challenges.
  • Apply VMware data center virtualization technologies to resolve common management challenges.
  • Apply VMware data center virtualization technologies to resolve common optimization challenges.
  • Apply VMware data center virtualization technologies to resolve common scalability challenges.
  • Differentiate SMB and Enterprise challenges and solutions.
+ Exam Contributors
Jon C. Hall
Andy Sturniolo
Ken Thacker