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VMware Horizon Course

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Overview

VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administrator and Troubleshooting is a five-day combination course of VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Administration & VMware Horizon 8: Infrastructure Troubleshooting. This training collection gives you the skills to install and configure a virtual desktop infrastructure platform. This course builds your skills in installing and configuring VMware Horizon® through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs. You learn how to install and configure VMware Horizon® Connection Server™, VMware Unified Access Gateway™, how to configure a load balancer for use with Horizon, and how to establish Cloud Pod Architecture.

Also, this course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to troubleshoot VMware Horizon 8 infrastructure. This workshop teaches the required skill and competence for troubleshooting Horizon Connection Server, Unified Access Gateway, protocols, connections, and certificates.

This course provides a challenge lab designed to present participants with infrastructure issues that may arise in actual Horizon environments. The lab objective is to put into practice the contents covered during the training to create a working environment.

 

Product Alignment

VMware Horizon 8 v2103

Audience

Tier 1 system administrators, and integrators responsible for managing and maintaining VMware Horizon Infrastructure.

Skills Gained

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

  • Identify VMware Horizon Connection Server installation, architecture and requirements
  • Describe the authentication and certificate options for a Horizon environment
  • Recognize the integration process and benefits of Workspace ONE Access and Horizon 8
  • Compare the remote display protocols that are available in VMware Horizon
  • Describe the 3D rendering options available in Horizon 8
  • Discuss scalability options available in Horizon 8
  • Describe different security options for Horizon environment
  • Discuss Connection Server advanced configurations.
  • List troubleshooting techniques for Connection Server common issues.
  • Interpret VMware Horizon 8 Connection Server logs.
  • Identify Unified Access Gateway configuration and certificate problems.
  • List troubleshooting steps for Unified Access Gateway common problems.
  • Describe BLAST configuration verification using logs and settings.
  • Describe BLAST optimization recommendations for different use cases.
  • Describe VMware Horizon 8 Connections and how to troubleshoot related problems.
  • Describe VMware Horizon 8 Certificates.
  • List troubleshooting steps for VMware Horizon 8 certificates common issues.
  • Describe Cloud Pod Architecture troubleshooting scenarios
  • Identify and fix problems in a VMware Horizon environment

Prerequisites

Customers attending this course should have, at a minimum, the following VMware infrastructure skills:

  • Use VMware vSphere® Web Client to view the state of virtual machines, datastores, and networks
  • Open a virtual machine console on VMware vCenter Server® and access the guest operating system

Attendees should also have the following Microsoft Windows system administration experience:

  • Configure Active Directory services, including DNS, DHCP, and time synchronization
  • Restrict user activities by implementing Group Policy objects
  • Configure Windows systems to enable Remote Desktop Connections
  • Build an ODBC connection to an SQL Server database

Outline

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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