Category Archives: Certification

vBrownBag AWS Certification slides

Hi All, Giving a presentation on certain sections of the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam tonight.  Here are the slides from that presentation for those who wanted the links. AWS presentation_20160822

AWS – how to create a custom VPC with public & private subnets

One of the good training exercises that you can do while studying for the AWS-ASA is create from scratch an Internet accessible VPC without using one of the pre-built templates. This gives you the insight into how all of the underlying pieces fit together. That way when you are troubleshooting an existing deployment you can… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Study Notes

I’m currently studying to sit the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification. To do this I’m (a) going through the exam blueprint, (b) writing blogs on my AWS free-tier lab, (c) watching the excellent http://acloud.guru videos. I bought the “Associate Bundle” so I plan on taking all 3 associate level courses eventually. I’ve decided to consolidate… Read More »

VCIX6 info and VCAP resurrected

Some new information has come out of VMware on the status of their advanced certification programs and it looks like the feedback we’ve been giving them has (somewhat) been listened to. The VCAP-XXX titles are NOT going away in 6 If you pass one of the advanced exams, you will still be a VCAP. If… Read More »

VCP6-DCV passed!

So this was a bit tougher than I expected 🙂  In a previous post I gathered together all of the official blueprint material into one zip file for ease of study, so read that obviously ;-).  I also read  Mastering VMware vSphere 6 by Nick Marshall (highly recommended) and I *still* had to take it… Read More »

VCP6-DCV Blueprint Documents

So a few minor irritations:  The VCP6-DCV blueprint is no longer a downloadable pdf, but rather a dropdown menu here. There still isn’t an easy way to download all of the pdfs you’ll need to read to get ready to sit the exam. To satisfy #2 I’ve downloaded and zipped them all up here for… Read More »

First vBrownBag hosting: Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage with Niran Even-chen!

Hey, I’m hosting tonight’s vBrownBag!  So get in there and ask some questions!  Tonight Niran is covering SIOC from section 3 of the blueprint.

VCAP-DCD Resources

The most recent cert that I passed was the VCAP-DCD550, also known as “The Widowmaker” as my wife can attest to 🙂 In order to prepare for it did the following things: Read Forbe’s & Lowe’s book VMware vSphere Design (2nd ed.) – this book is an excellent source and needs to be read at… Read More »