VCA-DCV Official Cert Guide: VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization

Book description

Trust the Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are the only VMware-authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

  • Master VMware certification exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Reinforce your learning with web-based practice exams

  • An excellent "fundamentals" book on vSphere

  • The Official VCA-DCV Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

    The Official VCA-DCV Certification Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VCA-DCV, the VMware Certified Associate on Data Center Virtualization exam (VCAD510). Experts Matt Vandenbeld and Jonathan MacDonald share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCA-DCV exam, including the following:

  • Datacenter virtualization: What is it and what are the components?

  • Business challenges solved by virtualization

  • Core components of vSphere: the virtual machine, ESXI, high availability

  • vSphere storage, including physical versus virtual, storage types, thin provisioning, and more

  • vSphere networking fundamentals, physical versus virtual switches, components, policies, I/O

  • Mapping business challenges to vSphere solutions

  • The Official VCA-DCV Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit

    Author Bios:

    Matthew Vandenbeld(VCDX-DC, VCDX-CLOUD, VCAP-DCD/DCA, VCAP-CID/CIA) is a Solutions Architect in the Global Center of Excellence at VMware. His role is to create solutions pertaining to the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), train experts in delivering SDDC solutions, and assist in high-end escalations. Matt is passionate about virtualization and in assisting the development of others in the industry. He participates at VMUG events, participates in community podcasts, and maintains a blog at and the twitter handle @vcloudmatt.

    Jonathan McDonald(VCAP5-DCA, VCAP5-DCD, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-CID)is a Senior Solutions Engineer at VMware, involved in the development of validated solution architectures, comprehensive professional services and scalable deep technical training as a part of the Professional Services Engineering group of VMware Global Services. Jonathan regularly speaks at VMware conferences and workshops sch as VMworld, Tech Summit, VMUG, and Customer Support Days) as well as other industry events. He has also participated in the development of VMware’s VCP- and VCAP-level content for Datacenter and Cloud certifications.

    Product information

    • Title: VCA-DCV Official Cert Guide: VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: May 2014
    • Publisher(s): VMware Press
    • ISBN: 9780133854534