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Preparing for the VCDX Panel Defense: The Design
May 31, 2013
This chapter illustrates the steps to developing an architectural design document submission to help prepare for your VCDX panel defense.
Ranking Certifications (2014 Edition)
May 12, 2014
Employers look for and seek out certified IT professionals, but generally prefer candidates who possess both college degrees and specific certification credentials. Aspiring or active IT professionals can benefit from an informed evaluation of certifications in terms of the time commitment, cost, and other factors involved in earning such a credential vis-a-vis the ultimate financial or career advancement that such an investment can return. In this article, Ed Tittel looks at one method for rating and ranking IT certifications.
Ranking Certifications, Part 1: One Method for Rating Certifications (2013 Edition)
Feb 15, 2013
Aspiring or active IT professionals can benefit from an informed evaluation of certifications in terms of the time commitment, cost, and other factors involved in earning such a credential. This article looks at one method for rating and ranking IT certifications
Trends in IT Certification: Virtualization
Feb 23, 2011
Ed Tittel examines current trends in the virtualization certification space.
VCAP5-DCA Official Cert Guide: Network Administration
Jul 16, 2014
This chapter provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully configure and administer an enterprise network that includes virtual networks built using vSphere.
VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide: Introduction to Technical Design
Aug 20, 2013
To help you prepare for the VCAP5-DCD exam, this section explains what a technical design is and why it is important to the end solution, what happens at each stage of the technical design process, and what should be produced as part of a technical design.
VCP4 VMWare Certified Professional Exam Cram: Managing vSphere Resources
Apr 7, 2011
This chapter covers resource management, the single most important component of designing and maintaining your virtual infrastructure, in a VMware Infrastructure 3 environment.
VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide: Optimizing the Operating System
Aug 21, 2013
Optimizing storage resources when virtualizing a desktop is a critical step in ensuring proper performance. This chapter explains several optimization methods covered on the VMware VCP5-DT exam.
VCP-Cloud Official Cert Guide: Allocating and Managing vCloud Resources
Nov 4, 2013
To help you prepare for the VCP5-Cloud Exam, this chapter covers not only how to configure new enduser resource allocation models, but also their proper usage. It explores the relationship between allocation models and vCenter Server configuration changes.
Virtualization Certification Roundup
Dec 8, 2010
As virtualization has permeated the workplace, the need to authenticate skills with it has also developed. There are a number of virtualization certifications available, and this article examines the most popular among them.
Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Architecting for Performance: Storage
Aug 14, 2014
This chapter from Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right first covers the key aspects of storage architecture relevant to both physical and virtual environments as well as the differences you need to understand when architecting storage, specifically for virtualized SQL Server Databases.
VMWare Certified Professional vSphere 4 (VCP-410) Exam Prep Resource Guide
Feb 16, 2011
Ed Tittel explores the many resources available and offers advice for preparing for the VMWare cSphere 4 certification exam.
VMware High Availability Constructs
Aug 25, 2010
When configuring VMware High Availability (HA), two major decisions will need to be made. Will I enable Admission Control? And which Isolation Response will I select? This chapter will explain both concepts in depth and make you aware of the caveats and the impact of your decisions.
VMware Horizon Suite: How View, Mirage, and Workspace Form the New End-User Model
Jul 8, 2014
This chapter introduces the core pieces of the VMware Horizon Suite, View, Mirage, and Workspace, while additionally covering some high-level predeployment considerations and the base-level components of each solution.
What You Should Know about VMware's New VCA Certifications
Oct 30, 2013
VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Rebecca Fitzhugh provides some relevant and practical facts about the new VCA certifications from VMware.
Why I am Pursuing the VCDX
Oct 25, 2013
Rebecca Fitzhugh, VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant, explains her personal and professional motivations to pursue the VMware's VCDX certification.

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