After I got the first part of the slide deck “presentable”, meaning I could present it in a mock defense session, I started creating a set of additional “What-if” boxes around the main slide area. (Yes this post “might” include a copious amount of quotation marks)
What are “What-if” boxes? Those boxes include the following categories and I’ll cover each of them in detail on the links:
- VCDX Potential Deep Dive Questions
- VCDX Potential vSphere Feature Questions
- VCDX Potential Defense Questions
- VCDX Design Alternatives
- VCDX Potential Basic-Advanded-Expert Level Questions
- Idea from Josh Odgers – VCDX90 – http://www.joshodgers.com/2014/03/05/vcdx-defence-essentials-part-1-preparing-for-the-design-defence/
A overview picture is in order and I’ll continue with that network design slide.
It was a great way for me to learn any potential questions or anything that might come up during the defense. I then created a list using OneNote with the questions and all the answers. Then I imported all those questions and answers to a set in Quizlet, a flash card type learning tool. I highly recommend using that service for anything you need to remember.
Each workday I would go through the Quizlet questions for 1 hour, or the time it took to take the bus to and from work.
Each question that had been answered was marked as bold. That way I had a visual overview and constant reminder how much I needed to work on for each slide.