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Travis Quinnelly

vTechify is my home to talk about all things virtualization. Here I share things learned in lab and production environments both for my documentation and others to stumble upon for reference.

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It’s a given, but spending time studying for an technical exam is part of the geek’s life. It’s tedious but necessary if you wish to continue to hone your craft and prove you have what it takes to be a great system engineeer.

Vladan Seget put together a great resource over at his site. Below is a table of the objectives that he’s put tons of time into.

Objective   Title
Objective 1.1   Configure and Administer Role-based Access Control
Objective 1.2   Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Virtual Machines
Objective 1.3   Enable SSO and Active Directory Integration
Objective 2.1   Configure Advanced Policies/Features and Verify Network Virtualization Implementation
Objective 2.2   Configure Network I/O Control (NIOC)
Objective 2.3   Configure vSS and vDS Policies
Objective 3.1   Manage vSphere Storage Virtualization
Objective 3.2   Configure Software-defined Storage
Objective 3.3   Configure vSphere Storage Multi-pathing and Failover
Objective 3.4   Perform Advanced VMFS and NFS Configurations and Upgrades
Objective 3.5   Setup and Configure Storage I/O Control
Objective 4.1   Perform ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Upgrades
Objective 4.2   Perform vCenter Server Upgrade
Objective 5.1   Configure Advanced/Multilevel Resource Pools
Objective 6.1   Configure and Administer a vSphere Backups/Restore/Replication Solution
Objective 7.1   Troubleshoot vCenter Server, ESXi Hosts, and Virtual Machines
Objective 7.2   Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Network Issues
Objective 7.3   Troubleshoot vSphere Upgrades
Objective 7.4   Troubleshoot and Monitor vSphere Performance
Objective 7.5   Troubleshoot HA and DRS Configurations and Fault Tolerance
Objective 8.1   Deploy ESXi Hosts Using Autodeploy
Objective 8.2   Customize Host Profile Settings
Objective 8.3   Consolidate Physical Workloads using VMware Converter
Objective 9.1   Configure Advanced vSphere HA Features
Objective 9.2   Configure Advanced vSphere DRS Features
Objective 10.1   Configure Advanced vSphere Virtual Machine Settings
Objective 10.2   Create and Manage a Multi-site Content Library
Objective 10.3   Configure and Maintain a vCloud Air Connection
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