VCP5 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5

(VCP-510) / ISBN : 978-1-61691-292-5
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About This Course

Gain hands-on expertise in the VMware VCP-510 exam with VCP5 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 course and live-lab. A live-lab is a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the Internet using virtualization. This course can provide you with the knowledge you need when it comes to VMware virtualization and preparing for VMware certifications. You ll learn the basics such as vSphere equipment and hardware, and then more advanced topics such as using VMware to create cloud environments. The course and live-lab focus on the objectives of the VCP-510 exam and provide skills to install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments. The VCP-510 exam is an industry-recognized credential.

Skills You’ll Get

VMware is the industry standard and most widely used server virtualization platform. VMware runs many of the IT infrastructures of small, medium and large businesses worldwide. The VCP5-DCV exam is a standalone certification from VMware with the exam code VCP-510. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including installing, deploying, scaling and managing VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.

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12+ Lessons | 344+ Exercises | 100+ Quizzes |


15+ Pre Assessment Questions | 3+ Full Length Tests | 85+ Post Assessment Questions | 255+ Practice Test Questions


What's New in vSphere 5

  • ESX Retirement
  • VCB Retirement
  • VMI Paravirtualization Retirement
  • VMwareGUI Toolbox Retirement
  • Windows 2000 Guest OS Customization Support
  • Newly Created VMCI Sockets Unsupported
  • Requirement of LAHF and SAHFCPU Instruction Sets
  • Intel SMT-Related CPU Scheduler Enhancements
  • Notable Configuration Maximums Changes
  • ESXi Firewall and Management Networks
  • Swap to SSD
  • Support for Hardware and Software FCoE Adapters
  • Host UEFI Boot Support
  • Improved SNMP Support
  • New Command-Line Interface
  • vSphere High Availability Improvements
  • Virtual Machine Enhancements
  • Expanded Support for VMware Tools
  • Mac OS X Server Support
  • vCenter Server Enhanced Logging
  • VMwarevCenter Server Heartbeat Improvements
  • Fault Tolerance Improvements
  • iSCSIUI Support
  • GUI to Configure Multi-core Virtual CPUs
  • vNetwork Distributed Switch Improvements
  • Network I/O Control Improvements
  • Storage vMotion Improvements
  • VAAI Thin Provisioning Improvements
  • NFS Support Improvements
  • Storage Accelerator
  • VMFS-5
  • vMotion and Metro vMotion
  • vCenter Server Appliance
  • vSphere Storage Appliance
  • Storage DRS
  • Profile-Driven Storage
  • Image Builder
  • Auto Deploy
  • VMware Data Recovery 2.0 Improvements
  • Update Manager Improvements
  • Licensing
  • Summary

Plan, Install, Configure, and Upgrade vCenter Server and VMware ESXi

  • Introduction to vCenter Server
  • Introduction to VMwareESXi
  • Planning and Performing Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMwareESXi
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Secure vCenter Server and ESXi and Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions

  • Securing vCenter Server and ESXi
  • Identifying vSphere Architecture and Solutions
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Plan and Configure vSphere Networking

  • Configuring vNetwork Standard Switches
  • Configuring vNetwork Distributed Switches
  • Configuring vSS and vDS Policies
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Plan and Configure vSphere Storage

  • Configure Shared Storage for vSphere
  • Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores
  • Configure the vSphere Storage Appliance
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Create and Deploy Virtual Machines and vApps

  • Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines
  • Create and Deploy vApps
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Manage and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

  • Managing Virtual Machine Clones and Templates
  • Administering Virtual Machines and vApps
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Establish Service Levels with Cluster, Fault Tolerance, and Resource Pools

  • Creating and Configuring VMware Clusters
  • Planning and Implementing VMware Fault Tolerance
  • Creating and Administering Resource Pools
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Maintain Service Levels

  • Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines
  • Patching and Updating ESXi and Virtual Machines
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Perform Basic Troubleshooting

  • Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi Hosts
  • Perform Basic vSphere Network Troubleshooting
  • Perform Basic vSphere Storage Troubleshooting
  • Perform Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS Clusters and vMotion/Storage vMotion
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Monitor a vSphere Implementation and Manage vCenter Server Alarms

  • Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server, and Virtual Machines
  • Create and Administer vCenter Server Alarms
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Review Questions

Appendix A

  • Certification Objectives Map

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The VCP-510 is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.

Multiple choice questions

There are no pre-requisites for the exam. Click here for more information.

The exam contains 85 questions.

90 minutes


(on a scale of 100-500)

Retake Policy for VMware VCP-510 exam is:

  • If a candidate fails an exam on the first attempt, he or she must wait 7 calendar days from their original appointment.
  • There is no limit to the number of retakes a candidate can attempt, but the same waiting period will be applied after failed attempts.
  • Candidate cannot take any further attempts after passing the exam until a new major revision of the certification is released.

The retirement of the exam does not impact the status of certification holders who achieved certification by taking that exam. The related certification remains valid until its date of expiration.

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