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The Official VCP5 Certification Guide

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Trust the bestselling Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for VCP5exam success. They are the only VMware authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

**Note to readers** In March 2013 VMware renamed the VCP5 (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5) to VCP5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 - Data Center Virtualization).

The Official VCP5 Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

  • Master VMware VCP510 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

The Official VCP5 Certification Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VCP510 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5. VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Bill Ferguson shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP510 exam, including:

  • Understanding how virtualization can best be integrated into today's real-world IT environments

  • Recognizing what to change, and what to leave alone

  • Planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading vCenter Server and VMware ESXi Planning and configuring vSphere networking and storage

  • Deploying and Administering Virtual Machines and vApps

  • Establishing and Maintaining Service Levels

  • Performing basic troubleshooting

  • Monitoring vSphere implementations

  • Managing vCenter Server alarms

  • Preparing for the future of VMware virtualization

The Official VCP5 Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Reviewers
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book
    2. Goals and Methods
    3. How to Use This Book
    4. Certification Exam and This Preparation Guide
    5. Book Content Updates
    6. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions on the DVD
    7. Install the Software from the DVD
    8. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
    9. Activating Other Exams
    10. Premium Edition
  12. Chapter 1. Planning, Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading vCenter Server and VMware ESXi
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
  13. Chapter 2. Planning and Configuring vSphere Networking
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
  14. Chapter 3. Planning and Configuring vSphere Storage
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
  15. Chapter 4. Deploying and Administering Virtual Machine and vApps
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
  16. Chapter 5. Establishing and Maintaining Service Levels
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
  17. Chapter 6. Performing Basic Troubleshooting
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
  18. Chapter 7. Monitoring vSphere Implementation and Managing vCenter Alarms
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Foundation Topics
    3. Exam Preparation Tasks
  19. Chapter 8. What Do I Do Now?
    1. Foundation Topics
  20. Appendix A: Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Chapter Review Questions
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Answers
    2. Chapter Review Answers
  21. Index
  22. Where are the Companion Content Files?