Tag: NPX

VCDX – The Zone

Have you ever been walking up a set of stairs and when you think about what your legs are doing, you stumble and have to grab the handrail to save yourself from falling? Defending VCDX is the exact same thing, on the day of the defense you want to be

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 – Journey to Triple VCDX (with NPX)

This was a multi-stage journey I started in September 2012 with the VMware vSphere 5 ICM course and the subsequent VCP/VCAP exams for VCDX-DCV. Part of that expedition was to provide a roadmap to VCDX, which resulted in the VCDX Deep-Dive series. We all have opinions on what works and

NPX – Advice to Candidates

I am at Nutanix .NEXT 2016 and I have just finished 4 days of attending the Nutanix NPX Workshops and NPX Design Reviews as a Trainee Examiner.  I have certainly learned a lot from sitting on the other side of the room and I can say that being an examiner

The Process of Mastery

When learning something completely new, whether it be a skill or technology, there are a specific sequence of steps that I always follow.  This is a technology focused post, but you can use this process for the mastery of any skill.

NPX – Solution Design Presentation

The NPX Design Review (NDR) has a 90 minute “Solution Design Presentation” where the NPX candidate presents their design submission to the examiners.  This post is an enhancement of the presentation strategy I developed for VCDX and customised for NPX.

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