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VMware Training - VMware Certification

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  • Run Multiple Operating Systems without having to indanger your host OS
  • Experience a Reduction in Infrastructure Costs and administration tasks
  • Accredited VMware course includes Kit, Official E-Book Manual & Certificate
  • Courses delivered by World Class VMware instructors in Luxury Venues 
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Course Name Date Location Duration Price Book Online
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 20/04/2015 4 places left Manchester 4 days £1689 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 20/04/2015 3 places left Bristol 4 days £2289 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 20/04/2015 Cardiff 4 days £2295 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 20/04/2015 4 places left Glasgow 4 days £1749 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 20/04/2015 Bracknell 4 days £1995 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 20/04/2015 Wokingham 4 days £1749 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 20/04/2015 Poole 4 days £1749 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 20/04/2015 Sunderland 4 days £2389 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 27/04/2015 4 places left London 4 days £1659 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 27/04/2015 5 places left Nottingham 4 days £1689 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 27/04/2015 5 places left Harrogate / Knaresborough 4 days £1689 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 27/04/2015 Liverpool 4 days £1385 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 11/05/2015 4 places left London 4 days £1659 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 11/05/2015 5 places left Nottingham 4 days £1689 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 11/05/2015 5 places left Harrogate / Knaresborough 4 days £1689 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 11/05/2015 5 places left Reading 4 days £1789 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 11/05/2015 4 places left Leeds 4 days £1749 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 11/05/2015 4 places left Birmingham 4 days £1749 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 11/05/2015 4 places left Bristol 4 days £2289 Book nowEnquire
VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5) 11/05/2015 5 places left Aberdeen 4 days £1995 Book nowEnquire

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FAQ's
  • What are the pre-requisites?

    Delegates attending this course should have system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

  • Who is this course for?

    System administrators, Systems engineers and Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server.

  • What do you provide me on the course?

    The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book Oofficial e-book VMware Manual Certificate Experienced Instructor Refreshments

  • What I learn from attending the course?

    Some course objectives: Install and configure ESXi, Install and configure vCenter Server components, Use vCenter Server to configure and manage ESXi networking and storage, Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines

  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive for 08:45am

  • What version are you using?

    Our VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage course is on the latest version - v5.5

  • Are there any follow on courses?

    We would recommend VMware vSphere : Design Workshop, VMware View Install, Configure & Manage & VMware vSphere Optimize & Scale

  • How long is the course?

    Our course is 5 days in duration

Overview

The Knowledge Academy

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter™ Server. The course is based on ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.

Who is the course for?

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Pre-Requisites

Delegates attending this course should have system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.5 functions and features and be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance
  • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
  • Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
  • Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage
  • vMotion®
  • Manage access control using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere®
  • Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ using
  • vCenter Server
  • Apply patches using VMware® vCenter™ Update Manager™

Course Modules

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives 

Virtualized Data Center

  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-on
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client 

Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine 

VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses 

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms 

Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage

  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Deploy and manage VMware® Virtual SAN™ 

Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™

Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory 

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms 

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication

Scalability

  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed
  • Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together

Patch Management

  • Use vCenter Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vCenter Update Manager and the vCenter Update
  • Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts 

Installing VMware Components

  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based) 

The Knowledge Academy works in partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions Ltd for the provision of accredited VMware training

What's included?
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book
  • Oofficial e-book VMware Manual
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments
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Classroom Based Training

Whilst online base training has many advantages there are also several hindrances to taking this approach. The most common being the lack of direct and immediate access to an instructor. Should you find yourself unable to progress or need clarification on an aspect of your course you would have to start an email correspondence and wait for a reply. This can be incredibly interrupting to your learning, especially if you find yourself motivated, enthusiastic and raring to go only to find yourself sitting around hoping for a swift response from your instructor.

Consequently, this is the biggest advantage to classroom training. In a classroom environment there is an element of teamwork and interaction that online teaching cannot replicate. The fact that there are others around you in the same situation can be a fantastic motivator, giving you instant access to the instructor and the opportunity to take part in debates and discussions about your course, reinforcing what you are learning along the way.

Unfortunately these advantages can pass by some students. It can sometimes be difficult for an instructor to recognise and engage some people, especially those that may be shy or introverted. Those who are more vocal can dominate discussions and potentially drown out the quieter members of a classroom, partly negating the advantages of the social aspect of classroom learning.

The biggest difference between the two, and the main reason that online courses have received a boom in popularity is that unlike classroom training, online courses can reach hundreds to even thousands more people at once in a swift and effective manner. This method ensures consistency in the course content, and for the companies training, a steady stream of data that helps them ascertain what is and isn’t working in their courses, helping them to develop, adapt, and provide a better service moving forward.

Ultimately, the decision of which approach to choose is entirely down to the customer. If you think that you have the desire and motivation to milk every last drop of learning possible from an online course, then it may just be the best approach for you.

However, if you prefer a social aspect to your learning and the possibility to bounce ideas off others in the same position as you, as well as instant and constructive advice from a tutor, perhaps a classroom based approach is the optimal route.

Fortunately at The Knowledge Academy we offer expert training in both approaches to learning. We have an efficient customer service department we do our best to ensure that you get the best result possible from whatever course you decide to take. When all is said and done, our priority is that you receive first-rate training that enables you to move forward better prepared and in a far better position than which you first contacted us in.

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