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Professional vSphere 7.0 VCP-DCV Exam Preparation

September 25, 2020

For those of you who are preparing to take the vSphere 7.x Professional Exam soon, you can now access Rough Cuts for VCP-DCV for vSphere 7.x Official Cert Guide (VMware Press, Pearson).

10 of the 14 technical chapter drafts are available today and the remainder should be ready in a few days.  The chapters are the initial drafts that Steve, Owen, and I created for technical review. If you are taking the exam soon, perhaps using a discount associated with VMworld, you may find the rough cuts to be the best available tool.  (To see the Guide’s chapters  / outline, refer to the end of this post.)

To access the rough cuts, you can use an existing OReilly (formerly Safari Books Online) subscription or use a free 14 day trial (no credit card is needed). Use the following link to navigate directly to the Rough Cuts.

VCP-DCV Rough Cuts

(alternatively, login to https://www.oreilly.com/  and search for VCP-DCV)

During VMworld, you may want to checkout the following sessions.

  1. How to Pass the VCP-DCV 2020 Certification Exam [HCP2056] – On-Demand session presented by Steve Baca and me.
  2. Exam Guide Review: VCP-DCV [MCOP2628] – Live, interactive session led by Steve.

 

You can also checkout the presentation I gave at the Kansas City VMUG UserCon:  VCP-DCV 2020: vSphere 7.x Exam Prep

 

Here is an outline of the book and its technical chapters.

  1. Chapter 1. vSphere Overview, Components and Requirements
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. vSphere Components and Editions
    4. vCenter Server Topology
    5. Infrastructure Requirements
    6. Other Requirements
    7. VMware Cloud vs. VMware Virtualization
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Preparation Tasks
    10. Review All the Key Topics
    11. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
    12. Definitions of Key Terms
    13. Answer Review Questions
  2. Chapter 2. Storage Infrastructure
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Storage Models and Datastore Types
    4. vSAN Concepts
    5. vSphere Storage Integration
    6. Storage Multipathing and Failover
    7. Storage Policies
    8. Storage DRS (SDRS)
    9. Exam Preparation Tasks
    10. Definitions of Key Terms
    11. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
    12. Review Questions
  3. Chapter 3. Network Infrastructure [This content is currently in development.]
  4. Chapter 4. Clusters and High Availability
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Cluster Concepts and Overview
    4. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
    5. vSphere High Availability (HA)
    6. Other Resource Management and Availability Features
    7. Exam Preparation Tasks
    8. Review All Key Topics
    9. Define Key Terms
    10. Review Questions
  5. Chapter 5. vCenter Server Features and Virtual Machines
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. vCenter Server and vSphere
    4. Virtual Machine File Structure
    5. Virtual Machine Snapshots
    6. Virtual Machine Settings
    7. Virtual Machine Migration
    8. Virtual Machine Cloning
    9. Exam Preparation Tasks
    10. Review All Key Topics
    11. Define Key Terms
    12. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 6. VMWare Product Integration [This content is currently in development.]
  7. Chapter 7. vSphere Security
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. vSphere Certificates
    4. vSphere Permissions
    5. ESXi and vCenter Server Security
    6. vSphere Network Security
    7. Virtual Machine Security
    8. Available Add-on Security
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Preparation Tasks
    11. Review All the Key Topics
    12. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
    13. Definitions of Key Terms
    14. Answer Review Questions
  8. Chapter 8. vSphere Installation
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Install ESXi hosts
    4. Deploy vCenter Server Components
    5. Configure Single Sign-On (SSO)
    6. Initial vSphere Configuration
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Preparation Tasks
    9. Review All the Key Topics
    10. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
    11. Definitions of Key Terms
    12. Answer Review Questions
  9. Chapter 9. Configure and Manage Virtual Networks [This content is currently in development.]
  10. Chapter 10. Managing and Monitoring Clusters and Resources
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Create and Configure a vSphere Cluster
    4. Create and Configure a vSphere DRS Cluster
    5. Create and Configure a vSphere HA Cluster
    6. Monitor and Manage vSphere Resources
    7. Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions
    8. Logging in vSphere
    9. Exam Preparation Tasks
    10. Review All Key Topics
    11. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
    12. Define Key Terms
    13. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 11. Manage Storage [This content is currently in development.]
  12. Chapter 12. Manage vSphere Security
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Configure and Manage Authentication and Authorization
    4. Configure and Manage vSphere Certificates
    5. General ESXi Security Recommendations
    6. Configure and Manage ESXi Security
    7. Other Security Management
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Preparation
    10. Review All the Key Topics
    11. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
    12. Answer Review Questions
  13. Chapter 13. Manage vSphere and vCenter Server
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. vCenter Server Backup
    4. Upgrade to vSphere 7.0
    5. Using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
    6. Manage ESXi Hosts
    7. Monitor and Manage vCenter Server
    8. Exam Preparation Tasks
    9. Review All Key Topics
    10. Define Key Terms
    11. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 14. Manage Virtual Machines
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Create and Configure Virtual Machines
    4. Manage Virtual Machines
    5. Advanced Virtual Machine Management
    6. Content Library
    7. Exam Preparation Tasks
    8. Review All Key Topics
    9. Define Key Terms
    10. Review Questions

 

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