The VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 (VCP4) certification is the first requirement to be met for any IT professional administering a VMware vSphere infrastructure. Although there is only one test, the levels of expertise of a conceptual and administrative nature are formidable. When looking at the various resources that virtual machines require to run their respective applications, such as CPU processing, memory, network access, and disk I/O, it becomes readily apparent that the successful administrator needs skill sets that include working with server hardware, operating systems, networking, and storage.

VMware has always emphasized to its customers that server virtualization is multidisciplinary, and the classes they ...

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