VCAP-DCV Deploy – Study Guide Series

Since I hold a VCAP-DCD for 5.5, and want to upgrade to the VCIX-DCV 6, I have to study and take the VCAP-DCV Deploy test.  Thankfully, VMware has made the process easy – I don’t have to upgrade the VCAP-DCD first to 6.0, as it will count towards my VCIX!

So, in order to assist me in studying, I decided to start a study guide series, following the objectives on the test’s blueprint (beta as of now).

Here is the current blueprint (as of feb 2016)

Section 1 – Create and Deploy vSphere 6.x Infrastructure Components
Objective 1.2 – Deploy and Configure Core Management Infrastructure Components
Objective 1.3 – Deploy and Configure Update Manager Components
Objective 1.4 – Perform Advanced Virtual Machine Configurations
Section 2 – Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Storage Infrastructure
Objective 2.1 – Implement Complex Storage Solutions
Objective 2.2 – Manage Complex Storage Solutions
Objective 2.3 – Troubleshoot Complex Storage Solutions
Section 3 – Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Network Infrastructure
Objective 3.1 – Implement and Manage vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) Networks
Objective 3.2 – Implement and Manage vSphere 6.x Distributed Switch (vDS) Networks
Objective 3.3 – Scale a vSphere 6.x Network Implementation
Objective 3.4 – Troubleshoot a vSphere 6.x Network Implementation
Section 4 – Configure a vSphere Deployment for Availability and Scalability
Objective 4.1 – Implement and Maintain Complex vSphere Availability Solutions
Objective 4.2 – Implement and Manage Complex DRS solutions
Objective 4.3 – Troubleshoot vSphere clusters
Section 5 – Configure a vSphere Deployment for Manageability
Objective 5.1 – Execute VMware Cmdlets and Customize Scripts Using PowerCLI
Objective 5.2 – Implement and Maintain Host Profiles
Objective 5.3 – Manage and analyze vSphere log files
Objective 5.4 – Configure and manage Content Library
Section 6 – Configure a vSphere Deployment for Performance
Objective 6.1 – Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools
Objective 6.2 – Optimize Virtual Machine resources
Section 7 – Configure a vSphere 6.x Environment for Recoverability
Objective 7.1- Deploy and manage vSphere Replication
Objective 7.2 – Deploy and Manage vSphere Data Protection
Objective 7.3 – Backup and Recover vSphere Configurations
Section 8 – Configure a vSphere 6.x Environment for Security
Objective 8.1 – Manage authentication and end-user security
Objective 8.2 – Manage SSL certificates
Objective 8.3 – Harden a vSphere 6.x Deployment


Look for all posts in the series under the VCAP-DCV – Deploy category from the Menu.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Dennis van der Aalst

    I’m currently learning for VCAP-DCV as well. I have not found a studgy guide for version 6 yet so I will follow this blog closely. Are you planning to update frequently?

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