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This 5-day intensive (10hr/day) VMware® vSphere 4.0Ultimate Bootcamp® is taught by top virtualization experts and offers hands-on labs designed to expose the student to advanced virtualization concepts and the VMware® vSphere 4.0 product suite.

Course Outline
Summary This 5-day intensive (10hr/day) VMware® vSphere 4.1 Ultimate Bootcamp® is taught by top virtualization experts and offers hands-on labs designed to expose the student to
advanced virtualization concepts and the VMware® vSphere 4.1 product suite. This comprehensive class prepares the student to become a certified professional virtualization expert with the Certified Virtualization Expert 4.1® (CVE 4.1®) certification to attest to their knowledge of the material and technology.

Who Should Attend:
System Administrators, Engineers, and Operators responsible for setup, support, and troubleshooting of ESX 4 Server and/or VirtualCenter. This Ultimate Bootcamp is intended for IT Professionals with 1 or more years of server and infrastructure experience.

Learn More About the Ultimate Boot Camp...

Ultimate Bootcamps® give the student in-depth skills training through hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment. The focus of the CVE 4.1® training is to instill the knowledge required for the student to do their job efficiently and effectively first. To accomplish this, the Bootcamp provides a comprehensive, A-Z training experience, starting from the installation of the licensed product to real world troubleshooting scenarios. The course’s focus is not limited only to learning and harnessing the power of VMware®, but the entire concept of virtualization, 3rd party tools, and technologies that will enhance VMware® capabilities and increase the student’s virtualization expertise.

Work on VMware® HCL Hardware & Perform Real World Labs

Each student is assigned their own dedicated Dell Poweredge server with 24 hour access during the Bootcamp week. Students will perform all labs on hardware you find in a real data centers and not PC’s like you find in other VMware Training courses. Having 24/7 unlimited access to a real world data center means the student can leverage the learning experience by revisiting labs where other courses have limited hours and access to servers. This
flexibility allows students to learn at their own pace without time constraints or distractions.

The Ultimate Bootcamp® has over 50 labs, the most of any training program
available, leading to 65% of the class time spent learning by hands-on labs.
The time spent performing hands-on labs allows the student to develop the
skills, knowledge, and techniques needed to implement vSphere 4 in your
production environment.

Qualified Instructors Make A Difference

The Ultimate Bootcamp® instructors are not just instructors. They are also
consultants who have performed small, medium, and large consolidation
projects, and who have real world experience using the virtualization
technology and techniques that they teach. Bringing this experience into the
classroom gives the student a real training experience not found in other 9-5
training programs. Students are able to work on their own, bring their
questions into the classroom, and ask the “What If” questions that they are
working on in their own live environment.

Essential Third Party Tools

Any job is easy when you have the right tools. In the Ultimate Bootcamp®
the student will be introduced to and learn how to apply third party tools
that when utilized in conjunction with VMware, will not only enhance
students’ skills, but also simplify processes, optimize efficiency, and make
their jobs that much easier.

Quality “Resourceware” and Follow-on Continuing Education

With more than 750 pages and a 250 page lab book, this Ultimate
Bootcamp® courseware is intuitively designed to help the student
easily move through the chapters regardless of their level of
experience and will serve as a reference source even after the class.
This unique feature of all Ultimate Bootcamps® is what attracts so
many students looking for a great training experience.

Course Objectives
  • About all of the new and exciting features of
    VMware® vSphere 4.1
  • Foundational terms and concepts concerning virtualization
  • How to install, configure, and support ESX Server 4 and vCenter 4
  • How to configure Virtual Machines, templates, and clones
  • How to configure Virtual Networking including vNetwork Distributed Switches & vShield Zones & how to support VMotion & iSCSI Multipathing.
  • P2V, V2V, V2P, and P2P methods and techniques
  • Server Consolidation procedures and reasoning
  • Tools to support a virtual infrastructure -
    VMware®, PlateSpin®, Vizioncore™, Veeam, and more
  • VMotion™, Storage VMotion, Distributed Power Mgt (DPM), Update Manager, Power Mgmt, Guided Consolidation, Fault Tolerance, Clustering – DRS/HA, etc.
  • Best Practices within a Virtual Enterprise
  • How to perform backups in the ESX environment –
    Service Console and Virtual Machines – VCB and Data Recovery
  • How to use the Command Line Interface for supporting ESX & ESXi Servers - ESX commands
  • Configure and optimize storage - FC, iSCSI, NFS, Multipathing, and
    Thin Provisioning

Chapter 1: Course Intro & Methodology (HOL)

Chapter 2: Virtualization Overview

Chapter 3: Planning & Installing ESX/ESXi 4
1. Planning ESX 4 Server Deployment
2. Deployment Guidelines
3. ESX 4 Installation (HOL)
4. ESXi 4 Server Install (HOL)
5. Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
6. Troubleshooting ESX 4 Server

Chapter 4: Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment
1. Overview of 3rd Party Tools
2. ESX/ESXI Management (vSphere Client, vCLI, Putty,
PowerCLI, Web) (HOL)
3. Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (VIC)

Chapter 5: Configuring Networking
1. Create & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)
2. Create & Modify Virtual Networks using CLI (HOL)

Chapter 6: Configuring Storage
1. Storage Concepts
2. iSCSI Storage (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
3. Fibre Channel Storage (GUI & Command Line)
4. VMFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line) (HOL)
5. NAS Storage and NFS Datastores (GUI & Command Line)
6. Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)

Chapter 7: vCenter Server 4 and Licensing
1. Licensing
2. vCenter Server 4 Installation (HOL)
3. vCenter Server 4 Inventory (HOL)
4. Managing vCenter Server 4 (HOL)
5. Planning vCenter Server 4
6. Troubleshooting vCenter
Server 4 Deployment

Chapter 8: VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots
1. Create a VM (HOL)
2. Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
3. Virtual Appliances (HOL)
4. VMware vCenter Converter 4 (P2V, V2V) (HOL)
5. Manage VMs (HOL)
6. Virtual Machine Startup / Shutdown
7. Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
8. Web Access (HOL)
9. Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

Chapter 9: Security and Permissions
1. Controlling User Access and passwords (HOL)
2. ESX AD Integration (HOL)
3. Managing Firewalls (HOL)
4. SSH Access (HOL)
5. Running Elevated Commands (su, sudo, setuid/setgid)
6. VMSafe and vShield Zones (HOL)

Chapter 10: Server and VM Monitoring
1. Optimizing Resources
2. Monitor VM Performance (HOL)
3. Configuring Alarms (HOL)
4. ESX and vCenter Logs (HOL)

Chapter 11: Advanced ESX and vCenter Management
1. Storage Views & Topology Maps
2. Storage VMotion (HOL)
3. Configuring VMotion (HOL)
4. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
5. Resource Pools and Monitoring (HOL)
6. vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switches (HOL)
7. Host Profiles (HOL)
8. Linked Mode Group of vCenter Servers

Chapter 12: Patching and Upgrading ESX/ESXi
1. Patching ESXServer 4 (HOL)
2. Patching with Update Manager (HOL)
3. Upgrades and Migrations (HOL)
4. Upgrading from ESX 3.x to ESX 4.x (HOL)

Chapter 13: Disaster Recovery and Backup
1. Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
2. High Availability (HA) (HOL)
3. VM Fault Tolerance
4. Microsoft Clustering
5. Backup Strategies
6. Using VCB Command Line Utilities
7. VMware Data Recovery (HOL)
8. Third Party Backups (HOL)

Prerequisites & Certificates

Individuals should have experience on Microsoft Windows and/or Linux Servers.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
Reviewed by 2016
Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011

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