Category: VCDX

VMware Certified Design Expert Study Resources

DECM-EA Overview

Earlier this week I defended the Dell EMC Certification Master – Enterprise Architect (DECM-EA) qualification at Dell Technologies World. Unfortunately, I did not pass. A combination of an old design and not being as well versed in Cloud-native technologies as I believed led to that result. My intention is to

vSphere Design Considerations

This is the VMware vSphere Design Deep-Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations that I could find that need to be assessed in a VMware vSphere architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable. If you are going down the VMware vSAN

VCDX – Exam Techniques

Everyone who submits for VCDX must have the associated Professional and Advanced VMware exams for that track completed as part of the prerequisites for each VCDX track. This post covers the mind-set and techniques for taking exams of Associate, Professional and Advanced-level certifications in general.

vRA Design Considerations

This is the VMware vRealize Automation Design Deep-Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations that Gregg Robertson, VCDX#205, Andrea Siviero, VCDX#240 and myself needed to answer for our VMware vRealize Automation architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable.

VCDX – VMware Premier Partner Level Requirement?

There have been observations within the VCDX community, that unless the VCDX count breaks 1,000 within 10 years, it will fade into obscurity. These anecdotal figures were derived from the CCIE program which Cisco built as the first elite certification program within the networking industry. We are approaching a decade

VCDX – Enhanced Design Decisions

As a VCDX Mentor and NPX Panelist, I review many designs. During a recent review I saw an interesting twist to the design documentation that could be of benefit to all VCDX and NPX candidates.

VCDX – Throwing Bones

In movies about courtroom dramas, you will commonly hear objections from the prosecution or the defence to the judge about leading the witness. That is, the witness has to think and speak independently without live coaching or prompting. The panel-based defences for VCDX, CCAr and NPX have the same premise.

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