VCAP-CID Study guide

Here are my notes for the VCAP-Cloud Infrastructure Design Exam, I hope to take the Exam some time this year. I will try to post all my notes on this VCAP-CID Study guide.

Become a VCAP-CID

To achieve VCAP-CID status, you must complete two core components: Have one of the following certifications:
  • VMware Certified Professional 5 – Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DV)
  • VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Datacenter Administration (VCAP5-DCA)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Datacenter Design (VCAP5-DCD)
  • VMware Certified Design Expert 5 – Datacenter Virtualization (VCDX5-DV)
  • Pass the VCAP-CID exam
Note: If you use the VCAP5-DCA, VCAP5-DCD, or VCDX5 certification as your pre-requisite, upon passing the VCAP-CID exam you will also inherit the VCP-Cloud certification.
 VCAP-CID
You can download the VCAP-CID blueprint here http://mylearn.vmware.com/register.cfm?course=144276
The following VMware course is recommended to help you prepare for the VCAP-CID exam, but is not required: VMware vCloud : Design best practices I will take this course in March May and I’ll post my experience with the course here.

Sections and objectives of the VCAP-CID Exam

Section 1 – Create a vCloud Conceptual Design Objective 1.1 – Create a Conceptual Design Based on Business Requirements Objective 1.2 ‐ Identify and Categorize Business Requirements Objective 1.3 ‐ Determine Capacity Requirements for a Conceptual Design Objective 1.4 ‐ Determine Availability Requirements for a Conceptual Design Objective 1.5 ‐ Determine Security and Compliance Requirements for a Conceptual Design Objective 1.6 ‐ Create Service Definitions for a Conceptual Design Section 2 – Create a vCloud Logical Design Objective 2.1 – Determine Catalog Requirements for a Logical Design Objective 2.2 – Determine Organizational Structure for a Logical Design Objective 2.3 – Define and Size Components for a Management Cluster Objective 2.4 – Define and Size Resource Groups Objective 2.5 – Determine Virtual Datacenter Structures for a Logical Design Section 3 – Create a vCloud Physical Design Objective 3.1 – Create a Physical vCloud Network Design Objective 3.2 – Create a Physical vCloud Storage Design Objective 3.3 – Create a Physical vCloud Compute Design
Section 4 – Create a vCloud Security Design Objective 4.1 – Create a Directory Authentication Structure for a vCloud Objective 4.2 – Design a vCloud for Multi‐Tenancy Section 5 – Create Extended vCloud Designs Objective 5.1 – Design a Hybrid vCloud Objective 5.2 – Design a Multi‐site vCloud Solution Section 6 – Determine Availability Requirements for a vCloud Design Objective 6.1 – Incorporate Availability Requirements into a vCloud Design Section 7 – Determine Metering and Compliance Requirements for a vCloud Design Objective 7.1 – Determine Isolation Requirements for a vCloud Workload Objective 7.2 – Determine Logging Requirements for a vCloud Design Objective 7.3 – Determine Management Policy Requirements for a vCloud Design Objective 7.4 – Determine Chargeback Policies and Metrics for a vCloud Design Section 8 – Create a vApp Design Objective 8.1 – Define a vApp Network Topology Objective 8.2 – Determine Remote Access Requirements for a vApp Objective 8.3 – Determine Shared Infrastructure Requirements for a vApp Objective 8.4 – Determine Requirements for Multiple vApp Instances

Must read blogs and documents

Without a doubt the go-to place for information regarding vCloud is the VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit. The vCAT is a set of reference documents designed to help put together at better cloud. You can find the latest version of vCAT here http://www.vmware.com/cloud-computing/cloud-architecture/vcat-toolkit3.html  



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