**UPATE** Please keep in mind this certification is not available for VMware at this time (April 2017). I’m keeping this here for reference if anyone wants to go over some old vCloud Director study material. And as everybody know #LongLivevCD!
This collection of blog posts are my ramblings on the not so new VCP-IaaS exam. Taking this exam gives you the VCP-Cloud certification.
There are two ways you can take to get teh VCP-Cloud certification, and I went through both of them in one of my blog posts: VCP-IaaS vs. VC-Cloud: Cloud Exam Faceoff
The main difference between the two is that you can get the VCP-Cloud without having the VCP5. Instead you can take a qualifying course.
The blogs are my personal notes when I was going through the VCP-IaaS blueprint (1.2) and I hope this will help you in your journey towards the VCP-IaaS.
I recently (August 2013) compared the new blueprint (2.4) to 1.2 and there is NO additions of sections or subsections so the information is relevant.
Most of the content was COPIED from the corresponding tools stated at the end of each Section , with minor editorial changes, only changing something when the text didn‘t make sense or I though it needed further explanation.
Even though these Study Notes can be helpful I recommend setting up your own vCloud environment in a lab if you haven’t done so before.
All you need is a 8 GB workstation/laptop and the glorious Autolab. http://www.labguides.com/autolab/ (and lots of ISOs and installation packages, but that should be a problem for most techs)
For other study material Gregg Robertson over at theSaffaGeek.co.uk has a great overview of study material to ease your Google-ing.
Also I recommend reading through the vCloud, vShield, Chargeback and Security Hardening Guides before taking the exam.
A recent reader asked me if I could have a PDF with theses notes available, for offline reading, and here it is: VCP-IaaS Study Notes v.1.0
But enough introductions, here are the links to the Notes. Please feel free to comment if you see something erroneous and I correct it or just feel the need to comment 🙂
Section 2 – Administer Users, Roles and Privileges in a vCloud
Section 3 – Configure and Administer vCenter Chargeback
Objective 3.2 – Configure and Generate vCenter Chargeback Reports
Section 4 – Configure and Administer vCloud Networking
Section 5 – Configure and Administer vCloud Organizations
Section 6 – Allocate and Manage vCloud Resources
Section 7 – Create and Administer vCloud Catalogs
Section 8 – Monitor a vCloud Implementation
Objective 8.2 – Map vCloud Resources to vSphere Resources