VMware vCloud Course

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In this five-day course, you focus on designing, integrating, configuring, and managing VMware Cloud Director™ 10.x with VMware NSX-T® Data Center and VMware NSX® Advanced Load Balancer™. You learn about creating Network Pools and Edge Cluster management. You also learn about creating and managing an external network and creating and managing the organization of VDC, vApp, and data center group networks.

This course also covers interfacing VMware Cloud Director with other systems and the integration and use of NSX Advanced Load Balancer. You also learn how to manage cross-VDC networking and migrating VMware Cloud Director workload and networks from VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere®  to NSX-T Data Center.

This course also discusses how to monitor various VMware Cloud Director networking objects using VMware Cloud Director Portal and VMware vRealize® Operations Cloud Tenant App Service™.

Product Alignment

    VMware vSphere® 0 U1

    VMware Cloud Director 10.2.1

    VMware NSX-T Data Center 3.0

    VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4

    VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer 20.1.1

    VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™ 8.2

    VMware vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App 2.5

    VMware vCloud® Usage Meter™ 4.3

Virtual Learning

This interactive training can be taken from any location, your office or home and is delivered by a trainer. This training does not have any delegates in the class with the instructor, since all delegates are virtually connected. Virtual delegates do not travel to this course, Global Knowledge will send you all the information needed before the start of the course and you can test the logins.


Cloud architects, systems engineers, datacenter administrators, and cloud administrators with experience in managed services or managing a service provider environment.

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Understanding NSX-T Data Center and VMware Cloud Director fundamentals
  • List the various NSX-T Data Center components
  • List the use cases and topologies of VMware Cloud Director networks
  • Discuss the VMware Cloud Director provider networking configurations
  • Discuss the VMware Cloud Director tenant networking configurations
  • Discuss NSX Advanced Load Balancer and its components
  • Discuss NSX Advanced Load Balancer configuration and integration with VMware Cloud Director
  • Enable a layer 2 stretched network that spans across multiple VMware Cloud organization VDCs
  • Showcase the importance of the VMware Cloud Director migration tool and its functionality
  • Manage resources from the VMWare Cloud Director console and use VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Strong knowledge on NSX Data Center for vSphere
  • Strong understanding in NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • Working at the Linux command line
  • Substantial knowledge of general networking concepts


VMware Certifications for a Proofing IT Career Ahead

Today VMware is the biggest hitter in the world of virtualization. It was founded in 1998, and later in 2004 became a subsidiary of EMC Corporation. It has thousands of customers on its list of happy clients. It holds a reputable name in the IT sector.

Why go for VMware Certification program?

With the growing demand of IT professionals with the expertise to implement solutions that lower costs, enhances business agility and flexibility, more number of IT professionals are turning up to enroll in VMware certification courses to stay abreast with the present IT market. VMware certification courses have an edge in the IT market as they provide fresh growth opportunities and also enhance the IT skills of an IT professional. When you are certified with VMware, you have a proofing career ahead and an ideal platform to receive a lot of accolades. VMware training is an integral part of any VMware implementation. It's an industry standard for any solution that includes planning, implementing and managing solutions. When you get the certification, you get maximum out of your technology investment. It will make sure you are able to work above the technological curve.

General ideas of VMware Certification programs

As already said, VMware is the pioneer in the virtualization space. So, it is quite important for IT professionals to opt for this certification. The certifications are a good help for IT professionals who work at data centers and virtual support environment. VMware keeps on rolling out new courses to match with the new technologies. This makes these courses more attractive for professionals as they too want to enroll with courses which allow them to know and work on latest technology.

Different Categories of VMware Certification Courses

  • Cloud
  • Cloud Application Platform
  • Network Virtualization
  • End User Computing
  • Data Center Virtualization

The above certification courses are further divided into various certification courses.

The different levels are as follows:

  • VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)
  • VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)

Requirements for enrolling in VMware Certification Courses

Although most of the associate courses with VMware allow you to pass a single examination to get certified, but, if you want to go for advance professional course, you must take a training course or must earn the required certification first. And, if you want to go for VCDX certifications, you need many pre-requisite certifications. You also need to make a production- ready solution, and successfully defend it in front of a panel of VCDX holders.

Re-certification policy - A good news for those interested in VMware certifications

Re-certification policy of VMware is a good news for individuals interested in VMware certifications. The re-certification policy for professional level certification program was implemented by VMware in March 2014 making VCP credentials valid for two years. Equip yourself with VMware certification program if you want to have a flourishing career ahead.

The goal of VMware certification is to get IT pros ready to work in a wide range of environments with VMware products. For IT professionals who want to keep their virtualization skills sharp, VMware offers a variety of certifications at various levels of expertise.

The VMware Certified Associate certification is the first step in becoming a VMware professional (VCA). This certification is geared towards people who are just getting started with virtualization. However, company executives tasked with making VMware-related technology decisions may find it useful.

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