VMware vSphere 5.X Training Comparison

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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.X] vs. VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.X]


Which course is right for me?

When choosing which VMware vSphere® 5.X training course is right for you, consider your learning objectives, level of familiarity with VMware technologies, the vSphere features you are most interested in and the amount of time you have available for training.

Through our partner we use VMware Education Services and provide several options that allow you to cost-effectively train a few professionals or a large, geographically diverse audience. Our expert instructors bring real-world experiences and best practices to our classrooms – real or virtual.

Course Content Comparison

VMware vSphere Feature
VMware vSphere:
Install, Configure,
Manage 5.X
VMware vSphere:
Fast Track 5.X
Thin Provisioned Disks
X
X
Update Manager
X
X
Data Recovery
X
X
High Availability
X
X
vMotion
X
X
Storage APIs for Data Protection
X
X
vCenter Server Appliance
X
X
vSphere Storage Appliance
X
X
Linked Mode
 
X
Hot Add
X
X
Fault Tolerance
X
X
vSphere Management Assistant
 
X
Storage APIs for Multipathing
 
X
Storage vMotion
X
X
Distributor Resources Scheduler
X
X
Distributed Power Management
 
X
Distributed Switch
 
X
Host Profiles
 
X
Auto Deploy
 
X
Storage DRS
 
X
Profile Driven Storage
 
X
Port Mirroring
 
X
Duration
40 hours / 5 days
50 hours / 5 days
Audience
administrators, engineers and operators new to VMware technologies
administrators, engineers and operators experiencedin VMware technologies

Breadth vs. Depth

  • While both courses give an excellent foundation, Fast Track has 10 additional instructional hours spread over five days. In those extra hours, students take a deeper dive into feature details.
  • The Fast Track course includes 12 more hands-on labs and covers 11 additional features than the Install, Configure, Manage course.

Certification

  • Both courses meet the prerequisites for VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) certification exam and help prepare attendees for the required exam.
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.X] attendees receive a free VCP5-DCV exam voucher when the course is delivered by VMware. Vouchers are valid for 90 days.

Delivery Method

  • Both courses are offered as instructor-led in a classroom or Live Online
  • Private on-site training also available

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