Category: VCDX

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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.

VCDX – Enhanced Blueprint

Earlier this year RoundTower hosted the NPX Boot Camp in Cincinnati. During the three day boot camp one of the participants came up with a way to summarize requirements on a diagram during white-boarding which was very interesting. Why am I blogging about it? One of the problems that I

VCDX – Pricing Increase

As of April 1, 2017, the cost of the VCDX certification will increase from US$1,200 to US$3,995. Unfortunately for most candidates, this means the VCDX journey will now be an employer sponsored process. Update: The VMware Education blog post on this subject states that you can purchase a voucher now

vSAN Design Considerations

I have gone through the vSAN 6.2 Design and Sizing Guide, the vSAN 6.2 Network Design Guide and the vSAN 6.2 Stretched Cluster & 2 Node Guide (230+ pages) and aggregated all of the design decisions, design considerations and best practices into one page of bullet points that is easy

vRealize Suite Link-O-Rama

The VMware vRealize Suite Link-O-Rama Resource Page Following the format of the “Aspiring VCDX Study Guide Link-O-Rama” by Derek Seaman, I have created the same for the VMware vRealize Suite.  If I have missed any other resources, reach out to me on Twitter and I will add them.  This page

VCDX – The 60m Multi-VCDX Defence

The 60 minute “remote defence” was added as a requirement for Multi-VCDX in early 2016. This was added to protect the integrity of the Multi-VCDX certification. This post is based upon my preparation and observations for the VCDX-CMA track I defended recently. Parts of this post could also be applied

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