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Category: Certification

VCP5 Under my belt

just finished sitting my VCP5 exam, OK I know I was leaving to close to the wire, but to be fair I completely forgot about the end of February constraint until I was remind of it last week :S. So I picked the first available slot at the nearest centre to me, and attempted to …

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European Brownbag – Reminder

Well the Brownbag discussion topic has been decided and we even have a guest speaker. I am delighted to anounce that Scott Vessey of Global Knowledge will be onboard to discuss VMware certifications. Now as with the best laid plans of mice and men, we seem to have a timing FUBAR. For some reason @Kiwi_Si …

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Brownbags are coming to Europe

Those of you with long memories will remember that I used to be involved in Cody’s Brownbag series of online training sessions.  That is until he  moved the the sessions to 1am in the morning GMT/BST.  Well I need my beauty sleep and obviously something had to give. 😀 Well the time is neigh to reintroduce the …

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I have just sat the VMware vSphere Design Workshop.

This is late, because the fact is that I have not ‘just’ sat the workshop, it was almost a month ago.  It is funny how time gets away with you when you are enjoying yourself :S Simon Bodecott know what I am talking about LOL.  But seriously I digress,  on with the subject at hand. …

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VMware finally announces new VCAP cert

After what seems like an age, and with one of the worse kept secrets ever, VMware have finally “officially” announced their new “inbetweener” certifications,  As if by magic these Certs. are titled [Drum roll Please} VMware Certified Advanced Professional – now I bet nobody saw that one coming 😀 As also expected there are two …

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VCDX BrownBag #6 – Rapid Provisioning Revision

On the 11th May, we had our VCDX brownbag on Rapid provisioning. now those of you who checked in will know we has some technical issues with the lab, and I had issues with my Microphone, my Skype is playing up, but ,my issues are not pertinent to this discussion so without further ado, lets …

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VCDX Brownbag #6 – Rapid Provisioning

In this iteration of the bi-weekly VCDX brown-bag, Cody and I will be dealing with ESX Rapid provisioning,or to be precise objective 8 from the Enterprise Admin Blueprint. We are hoping to build a kickstart script, don’t worry we will explain each section and the commands that make the up.  Finally we will run a …

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Brownbag VCDX #5 – Open Topic

After a couple of teething issues regarding copyright over the VCDX questions,  Cody and I are pleased to be able to post the video of VCDX Brownbag #5.  this was quite a lively session as the interaction caused by the Q & A section was entertaining. ProfessionalVMware VCDX Brown Bag #5 from ProfessionalVMware on Vimeo. …

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VCP Brownbag #7 Networking: the revenge

This week it is VCP week and even though I am pretty certain that we have covered networking before, that was before we started recording these, so to remedy this omission we are repeating the exercise. We will be deal the Standard vSwitch, the Distributed vSwitch and cover the creation of portgroups and PVLANs,  all …

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Today is the last day

Today is the last day for nominations for vEXPERT 2010, remember this award is for contributions in 2009. You have until midnight PST to finalise your choice. You can find the nomination form here.