Virtualization is one of the hottest topics in the tech industry today. The leader in the virtualization space at the present time is without a doubt VMware with its virtual infrastructure offering. As VMware software began to take its place in the data center and demand respect in the industry, the need for a certification path became clear. Such a certification separates those who have studied the technology and can apply it at a professional level from those who have just installed it and started messing with it. I am a big believer that there is no alternative to studying a technology thoroughly. There is only so much you can learn from installing it and using it in only a few specific circumstances, because that exposes you only to limited features and obscures you from harnessing the full potential of the software by leveraging features you probably never knew existed. For this reason and many more, I am a strong believer that you should study the software, learn it, and then use it hands on as much as possible. It is by doing this that you truly master the software.
When you have studied and understand a software, taking a certification exam becomes relatively easy. For example, if you’ve thoroughly studied, you know that the maximum amount of physical memory that ESX/ESXi 4.1 supports is 1TB. However, someone who just installs the software and starts using it may not know this because the software installation does not require this knowledge at the time of installation.
This book aims to present the information you need to recap and reinforce your existing knowledge of VMware vSphere 4 and properly prepare you to confidently take the VCP-410 exam. The book is structured in a way to help you with your final exam preparation and contains enough information to make it a true test preparation book, but in a concise manner.
VCP4 Exam Cram, Second Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the VMware VCP-410 exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and a practice exam, while the CD provides real-time practice and feedback with a 75-question test engine.
Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your VCP-410 exam!
. Master the essential concepts of VMware vSphere 4
. Plan, install, deploy, and configure ESX/ESXi 4.1
. Understand how VMware vSphere 4 is licensed
. Implement reliable virtualized storage operations
. Administer ESX/ESXi 4.1 with vCenter 4.1
. Manage virtual machine operations
. Systematically secure your virtual infrastructure
. Manage and monitor virtual resources
. Troubleshoot problems with ESX/ESXi 4.1
. Implement effective backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity
. Maximize system availability in virtualized environments
Elias Khnaser is an author, speaker, and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies. Elias is the practice manager for virtualization and cloud computing at Artemis Technology. With more than 14 years of experience, Elias is one of the world’s leading experts on virtualization and cloud computing and is a recipient of the VMware vExpert award.
CD Features 75 Practice Questions
The test engine gives you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the exam
. Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers
. Multiple test modes
. Random questions and order of answers
. Coverage of each VCP-410 exam topic