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This course offers hands-on labs designed to expose you to advanced virtualization concepts & the VMware® vSphere 4.0 product suite. This comprehensive class prepares you to become a certified professional virtualization expert with the CVE 4.0® cert...

Course Outline
The VMware® vSphere 4.0 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 4.0 product suite. This comprehensive class prepares the student to
become a certified professional virtualization expert with the Certified Virtualization Expert 4.0® (CVE 4.0®) certification to attest to their knowledge of the material and technology.

Ultimate Bootcamps are designed to give the student in-depth skills training through hands-on experience with state-of-the art equipment.

The focus of the VMware vSphere 4.0 Ultimate Bootcamp training course is to instill the knowledge required for the student to do their job efficiently and effectively. To accomplish this, we provide a comprehensive Beginner to Advanced training experience, starting from the installation of the
licensed product to real world troubleshooting scenarios. The course focus is not limited only to learning and harnessing the power of VMware® but the entire concept of virtualization and other 3rd party tools and technologies that will enhance VMware® capabilities and increase the student’s virtualization expertise.

Course Summary
  • Five (5) 10 hour days of intense instruction with no outside distractions.
  • Personal access to the top virtualization experts in the industry.
  • Each student is provided their own dedicated server for practice and application.
  • 50 + labs to hone the student's skills and gain a 360° perspective on how to build and maintain virtual environments.
  • Install, configure, deploy, secure, analyze, consolidate and design virtual networks from beginner to advanced levels.
  • Lunch and snacks provided on each day of class.
  • Application of third party solutions to simplify processes and make the job easier.
  • Post-mentoring from the best virtualization instructors in the industry.
  • A higher market value for students becoming a Certified Virtualization Expert™.

**HOL – A Hands-on Lab is provided for students on this chapter.

Chapter 1 - Course Introduction and Methodology (HOL)

Chapter 2 - Virtualization Overview

Chapter 3 - Planning and Installing ESX 4
· (HOL)Planning ESX 4 Server Deployment
· Deployment Guidelines
· ESX 4 Installation (HOL)
· ESX 4 Management
· Configuring Hostname Resolution and NTP (HOL)
· Troubleshooting ESX 4 Server

Chapter 4 - Using Tools to Administer a VMware Environment
· Overview of 3rd Party Tools (HOL)
· Windows Commands vs. Linux Commands
· ESX 4 Configuration Commands
· Summary of Remote CLI Commands

Chapter 5 - Configuring Networking
· Create & Modify Virtual Networks (HOL)
· Create & Modify Virtual Networks using CLI (HOL)

Chapter 6 - Configuring Storage
· Storage Concepts
· iSCSI Storage (GUI & Cmd Line) (HOL)
· Fibre Channel Storage (GUI & Cmd Line)
· VMFS Datastores (GUI & Cmd Line) (HOL)
· NAS Storage and NFS Datastores (GUI & Cmd Line) (HOL)
· Raw Device Mapping (RDM) (HOL)

Chapter 7 - VirtualCenter and License Server
· Licensing
· vCenter Server 4 Installation (HOL)
· vCenter Server 4 Inventory (HOL)
· Managing vCenter Server 4 5. Planning vCenter Server 4 Deployment
· Troubleshooting vCenter Server 4 Deployment
· Troubleshooting the vSphere Client (HOL)

Chapter 8 - VM Creation and Configuration & Snapshots
· Create a VM (HOL)
· Create Multiple VMs, Templates & Clones (HOL)
· Virtual Appliances (HOL)
· VMware vCenter Converter 4 (P2V, V2V) (HOL)
· Manage VMs *HOL 6. Virtual Machine Startup / Shutdown
· Virtual Machine Snapshots (HOL)
· Web Access (HOL)
· Troubleshooting Virtual Machines

Chapter 9 - Security and Permissions
· Security Overview (HOL)
· User Access (HOL)
· ESX AD Integration (HOL)
· Managing Firewalls (HOL)
· Advanced Security: SSH & SUDO (HOL)

Chapter 10 - Advanced ESX and VirtualCenter Management
· Configuring Resource Pools (HOL)
· Configuring VMotion (HOL)
· Storage VMotion (HOL)
· Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) (HOL)
· Resource Pools in DRS Clusters (HOL)
· Host Profiles (HOL)
· vNetwork Distributed Virtual Switch (HOL)
· Cisco Nexus 1000v Virtual Switch

Chapter 11 - Patching and Upgrading ESX
· Patching ESX Server 4 (HOL)
· Upgrades and Migrations (HOL)
· Update Manager (HOL)
· Upgrading from ESX 3.x to ESX 4.x (HOL)

Chapter 12 - Disaster Recovery and Backup
· Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
· High Availability (HA) (HOL)
· VMware Fault Tolerance
· Microsoft Clustering
· Backup Strategies
· Using VCB Command Line Utilities (HOL)
· VMware Data Recovery (HOL)
· Third Party Backups (HOL)

Chapter 13 - Server and VM Monitoring
· Tools for Optimization
· Monitor VM Performance (HOL)
· Configuring Alarms (HOL)
· Collecting Log Files (HOL)

Chapter 14 - Installing and Configuring ESXi (HOL)
· ESXi 4 Server Install (HOL)
· Managing ESXi 4 with VIC
· Managing ESXI 4 through VirtualCenter

*Please note that this content is meant to be a guideline.
Class material is subject to change and may be presented in a slightly different format than listed.

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion This price does not include the exam $195.00. Lunch and snacks provided on each day of class.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
Reviewed by 2014
I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
Reviewed by 2014
I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was really useful for me.
Reviewed by 2012
over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
Reviewed by 2012
Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
Reviewed by 2012
It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
Reviewed by 2012
Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
Reviewed by 2012
Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
Reviewed by 2012
While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
Reviewed by 2012
Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
Reviewed by 2011
Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
Reviewed by 2011
My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
Reviewed by 2011
Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
Reviewed by 2011
I wish that there had been more examples and more exercises for pivot tables and vlook up. They are very valuable tools.
Reviewed by 2011
Very positive experience.
Reviewed by 2011

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