With my head in the Clouds (VCP5-IAAS)

Last friday VMware announced their new VMware VCP5 Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS) certification. Working  as a Virtualization (VMware) specialist I know a lot of companies are moving towards the Cloud (whether Private, Public or Hybrid) and on the look for people who can implement vCloud Director for them. This certification track provided by VMware gives you basic understanding of cloud computing and it’s components, and will teach you all necessary steps for setting up VMware vCloud Director. VMware describes the certification as follows:

This certification validates your ability to install, configure and administer a Cloud environment using vCloud Director and related components. Achieving this certification demonstrates your understanding of basic cloud concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy and cloud security, as well as your skills in using vCloud Director to create and manage vApps, service catalogs, and organization/provider VDCs, as well as administering cloud enabled networking and storage.

 Image from ntpro.nl

To complete this certification you need to be a VMware Certified Professional 5 (VCP5) and the following training is highly recommended: VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud [V1.5]. It is always a good thing to be installing and configuring and troubleshooting in a lab environment. So make sure you have your lab up and running an start installing and configuring the

To get started with vCloud Director I recommend you read and follow these blogs:

http://www.vmware.com/vcloud

http://www.yellow-bricks.com

http://www.ntpro.nl

http://www.it20.info

http://www.hypervizor.com

http://www.chriscolotti.us

http://www.kendrickcoleman.com/

While studying for this certificate I’ll be blogging about the things I come across and that might be of use for you when you’re getting ready to nail this certificate. I’ll try to follow the blue print provided by VMware which you can find here (registration needed).

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