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VMware Certified Associate 6 – Network Virtualization (VCA6-NV) v6.2 Exam

Exam Number: 1V0-642 Duration: 75 Minutes
Associated Certification:VCA6-NV VCA6-NV Number of Questions: 50
Exam Product: VMware NSX 6.2 Passing Score: 300
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Recommended Training: VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals 2016 Validated Against: VMware NSX
Exam Price: $125 USD, More on Pricing Exam Languages: English
First Available Appointment: 04 September 2016 Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Non-Proctored, Online
Exam Details Information Last Updated: 13 September 2016

This exam tests candidates on their skills and abilities identifying technical requirements for managing a VMware NSX 6.2 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.

Exam Topics How to Prepare Additional Resources
+ Section 1: Explain SDDC and Network Virtualization Concepts and Use Cases
+ Objective 1.1: Compare traditional Data Center and Networking challenges with SDDC and Network Virtualization benefits
Knowledge
  • Understand vSphere virtual switching
  • Identify uses and benefits of a vSphere standard switch
  • Identify uses and benefits of a vSphere distributed switch
Tools
+ Objective 1.2:Describe Network Virtualization concepts
Knowledge
  • 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
Tools
+ Objective 1.3: Describe SDDC concepts and basic virtualization architecture
Knowledge
  • 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
Tools
+ Section 2: Differentiate VMware NSX Component and Services
+Objective 2.1: Identify and differentiate NSX components Fabrics
Knowledge
  • 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
Tools
+Objective 2.2: Describe vSphere networking architecture and components
Knowledge
  • 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
Tools
+Objective 2.3: Compare and Contrast VXLAN logical switching benefits and functionality
Knowledge
  • 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
  • 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
Tools
+Objective 2.4: Compare and Contrast NSX logical routing benefits and functionality
Knowledge
  • 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
Tools
+Objective 2.5: Describe NSX Edge services functionality
Knowledge
  • 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
Tools
+ Section 3: Differentiate NSX Security Benefits and Features
+ Objective 3.1: Compare and Contrast NSX Security benefits and functionality
Knowledge
  • 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
Tools
+ Objective 3.2: Describe NSX Logical Firewall services
Knowledge
  • Explain physical firewalls
  • Explain virtual firewalls
  • Explain NSX distributed firewall
Tools
+ Objective 3.3: Compare and Contrast NSX Service Composer functionality
Knowledge
  • Explain NSX Service Composer
  • Explain automated security policies
  • Explain security groups
Tools
+ Section 4: Differentiate NSX Network Virtualization Use Cases
+ Objective 4.1: Describe typical NSX Network Virtualization use cases
Knowledge
  • Explain common use cases for NSX
  • Explain NSX micro-segmentation
  • Explain NSX elasticity
  • Explain NSX security
  • Explain NSX management
Tools
+ Objective 4.2: Explain the role of NSX in Workforce Mobility and IT Security use cases
Knowledge
  • Explain common use cases for Workforce Mobility
  • Explain common use cases for IT Security
  • Describe the benefits of a structured IT approach to End User Computing
Tools
+ Objective 4.3: Explain the role of NSX in IT Automation use cases
Knowledge
  • Explain common use cases for NSX in IT Automation
  • Describe the benefits of vRealize Automation used in conjunction with NSX
  • Describe the benefits of application delivery when using NSX with vRealize Automation
Tools
+ Objective 4.4: Explain the role of NSX in application continuity and disaster recovery use cases
Knowledge
  • Explain common use cases for application continuity
  • Explain common use cases for disaster recovery
  • Describe the benefit of Cross-vCenter NSX with disaster recovery
Tools
+ Exam Contributors
Brian Proteau
Jordan Roth
Jon Hall