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.
Nutanix have announced their version of the VCDX, the Nutanix Platform Expert (NPX). From reading the blueprint, it definitely takes Data Center architecture design to the next level. NPX Summary for the VCDX-aware: IMPRESSIVE! – No submission or examination fees Must prove mastery of two hypervisors (candidate choices: vSphere, KVM
This article builds upon the white papers and blogs that are available (listed below) and provides a VCDX-style guide to design decisions that need to be considered for End-to-End Network Quality of Service for vSphere 5.1 with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Nexus switches.
I was not going to bother with this final Study Plan post, since all VCDX candidates should know this as their first port of call, however I wanted to provide a complete set of “VCDX Study Plan” posts.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery will be the weakest point for most VCDX candidates; I know it was for me, I flopped miserably during my first VCDX attempt. So make it your strongest point, become a Disaster Recovery guru.
The essential VCDX study plan for storage.
The essential VCDX study plan for security.