Category Archives: Certification

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Pro – Study Notes Domain 1

By | December 4, 2016

Domain 1.0: High Availability and Business Continuity (15% of exam) 1.1 Demonstrate ability to architect the appropriate level of availability based on stakeholder requirements 1.2 Demonstrate ability to implement DR for systems based on RPO and RTO 1.3 Determine appropriate use of multi-Availability Zones vs. multi-Region architectures 1.4 Demonstrate ability to implement self-healing capabilities Recovery… Read More »

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Study Notes

By | February 15, 2018

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

By | December 28, 2015

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!

By | October 27, 2015

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

By | October 1, 2015

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 »

VCAP-DCD Resources

By | September 7, 2015

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 »