VMware Certified Associate 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam
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.
Please note: This exam will retire and no longer be offered after December 31, 2017.
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- Identify VMware vSphere Editions.
- Identify common management challenges.
- Identify common scalability challenges.
- Identify common optimization challenges.
- Explain the concept and capabilities of virtual machines and vApps.
- 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.
- Differentiate physical and virtual storage.
- Explain the use of shared storage in a vSphere implementation.
- Differentiate VMFS and NFS datastores.
- Differentiate virtual disk provisioning methods.
- 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.
- 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.
- Differentiate traffic control mechanisms.
- 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.
- Differentiate vSphere high availability features.
- Remediate high availability challenges.
- Identify vSphere Disaster Recovery solutions.
- Differentiate VMware disaster recovery/disaster tolerance technologies.
- Explain vSphere Fault Tolerance.
- Identify vSphere Replication requirements.
- Explain features of VMware NSX.
- Explain features of vRealize Operations.
- Explain features of vRealize Automation.
- Explain features of Site Recovery Manager.
- What’s New in in the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform
- VMware NSX Datasheet
- NSX Feature Walk Through
- vRealize Operations Datasheet
- vRealize Operations Feature Walk Through
- vRealize Automation Datasheet
- vRealize Automation Feature Walk Through
- VMware vRealize Air Homepage
- VMware vRealize Suite Datasheet
- vSphere Web Client
- Identify different virtual infrastructure objects within the vSphere Web Client.
- Differentiate visual status indicators for various object states and conditions.
- Describe actions that can be taken on objects given a specific state of condition.
- Differentiate the functions of the vSphere Web Client panes.
- Describe vSphere Web Client Navigation, Filter and Search options.
- Describe the Access Control system.
- Understand how roles and/or permissions are assigned.
- Understand virtual machine file and inventory structure and mechanisms.
- Understand the benefit of tags assigned to inventory objects.
- Install the Client Integration Plug-in.
- Install the VMware Remote Console.
- Install and/or Upgrade VMware Tools.
- Understand and differentiate virtual machine performance charts.
- Monitor Virtual Machine CPU/Memory/Disk utilization.
- Monitor ESXi Host health status.
- Monitor ESXi Host and virtual machine tasks.
- Monitor ESXi Host and virtual machine events.
- Monitor ESXi Host and virtual machine alarms.
- Differentiate the power states of a virtual machine.
- Configure startup options for virtual machines running on a host.
- Manage the power operations of a virtual machine.
- Manage the power operations of a vApp.
- Install a guest OS to an existing virtual machine.
- Manage removable media.
- Apply VMware virtualization technologies to resolve common data center availability challenges.
- Apply VMware virtualization technologies to resolve common data center management challenges.
- Apply VMware virtualization technologies to resolve common data center optimization challenges.
- Apply VMware virtualization technologies to resolve common data center scalability challenges.
- Differentiate SMB and Enterprise data center challenges and solutions that can be met with vSphere.
Note: the practice exam will not cover every objective in the certification exam; it is intended for a review and to gauge your learning, but it is not comprehensive. Be sure to review the exam blueprint and training plan to find other resources to prepare.
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