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VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5-Data Center Design

Book Description

The Publisher regrets that the companion CD/DVD content for this title cannot be made available Online.

The VCAP5-DCD Official Cert 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.

  • Master VMware VCAP5-DCD exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • The VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5–Data Center Design exam. VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Paul McSharry shares 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 VCAP5-DCD Official Cert 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¿ www.vmware.com/training.

    PAUL MCSHARRY (VCP, VCAP, VCI, MCSE, MCITP, CompTIA CTT+ and Microsoft MCT credentials), has more than 15 years of IT experience and is an independent virtualization consultant and instructor based¿ in the United Kingdom. When not working in the field, he is often found instructing VMware-authorized classes for various VMware authorized training providers. He has been awarded the vExpert designation¿ for his work within the VMware community and blogs at http://www.elasticsky.co.uk.

    The official study guide¿ helps you master many of the topics on the VCAP5-DCD¿ exam, including

  • Understanding the design process and associated terminology

  • Creating the design, information gathering, and logical design presentation

  • Making meaningful choices¿ in virtualization design

  • Creating logical designs and the process to evolve them into the final physical design

  • Comprehending project execution and the order of delivery, task validation,¿ and project documentation

  • Preparing for the exam with tips and strategy

  • Reviewing the VCAP-DCD experience

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. About the Reviewers
    10. We Want to Hear from You!
    11. Reader Services
    12. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. Goals and Methods
      3. How to Use This Book
      4. The Designer’s Toolkit
      5. The VCAP5-DCD Certification Exam and This Book
      6. Book Content Updates
      7. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions on the DVD
      8. Install the Software from the DVD
      9. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
      10. Activating Other Exams
      11. Premium Edition
    13. Chapter 1. Introduction to Technical Design
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    14. Chapter 2. Creating a Design
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topic
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    15. Chapter 3. Thoughts on Good Choices for Virtualization and Design
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    16. Chapter 4. Developing a Design on Paper and Delivering It Physically
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    17. Chapter 5. Virtual Machine Design
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    18. Chapter 6. Project Execution
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
    19. Chapter 7. Tips For Passing The Exam
      1. The Blueprint
      2. Studying for the Test and Real-Life Designing
      3. My VCAP5-DCD Experience
      4. Exam Preparation Tasks
    20. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Chapter Review Questions
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Answers
      2. Chapter Review Answers
    21. Appendix B. Recommended Reading and Assumed Platform Knowledge
      1. Section 1: VMware Recommended Reading List
      2. Section 2: Assumed Platform Knowledge
      3. Section 3: vSphere Design Choice Thoughts
    22. Glossary
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
    23. Index
    24. Where are the Companion Content Files?