VCDX5-DCV – Resources

The journey to achieving the VCDX certification is multifaceted, requiring highly developed skills in several areas. To give guidance and structure to my approach, I am compiling a reference library in addition to some of the great resources provided by the VMware community.


VCDX Community Resources

VCDX Holder Blog Resources (tagged “VCDX” search)

Reference Documents:

Books:  Most of these i’ve read a few times over and a few which I have only covered lightly. There is only so much you can store mentally from just reading. My personal study method is to: Read, comprehend, write, evaluate, lab (if required). The more I can do of this the better. Its a fairly logical approach which has helped me in the past.

  • vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive – Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman
  • VMware vSphere Security Cookbook – Mike Greer
  • VMware vCloud Security – Prasenjit Sarkar
  • VMware vSphere Design SE – Scott Lowe, Forbes Guthrie and Kendrik Coleman
  • The Art of Network Architecture: Business Driven Design – Russ White and Denise Donohue
  • Virtualising Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere – Matt Liebowitz and Alexander Fontana
  • Networking for VMware Administrators – Chris Wahl and Steve Pantol
  • VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) VMware Press : Technical and Operational Guidance for Cloud Success : vCAT Team
  • Troubleshooting vSphere Storage – Mike Preston
  • VMware vSphere Resource Management – Jonathan Frappier
  • Managing and Optimising VMware vSphere – Sean Crookston and Harley Stagner
  • Storage Implementation in VSphere 5.0 – Mostafa Khalil
  • Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals: Understanding Techniques and Designs for Highly Efficient Data Centers with Cisco Nexus, UCS, MDS, and Beyond
  • VMware vSphere Design Best Practises – Brian Bolander
  • Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing it Right (Vmware Press Technology) – Michael Corey, Jeff Szastak, Michael Webster
  • VMware vSphere 5, Building a Virtual Datacenter: Integration into the Datacenter – Eric Mallie, Rene-Francois Menneceir
  • Mastering vSphere 5.5 – Scott D Lowe, Nick Marshall, Forbes Guthrie, Matt Liebowitz and Josh Artwell

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