VMware Certified Associate - Cloud (VCA-Cloud)

Watch this course to learn the fundamentals of VMware’s cloud computing solutions and prepare for the VMware certified associate in cloud computing, or VCA-Cloud.
Course info
Rating
(69)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 28, 2015
Duration
3h 40m
Table of contents
Overview - VMware Certified Associate (VCA) Certifications
Preparing for the VCA in Cloud Computing Certification
Cloud Computing Concepts
How VMware's Cloud Solutions Solve Business Challenges
Understanding VMware's Software-defined Enterprise
vRealize Automation and the Cloud
vCenter Operations Manager and the Cloud
Understanding vCloud Connector
VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and the Cloud
How the vCloud Suite Enables the Cloud
Solving Business Challenges with VMware's Cloud Solutions
Description
Course info
Rating
(69)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 28, 2015
Duration
3h 40m
Description

VMware’s most entry-level certification is the VMware certified associate, or VCA. One of the four VCA certification options is the VCA in cloud computing. In this course, you’ll start with an introduction to cloud computing and then focus in on VMware’s cloud computing solutions such as vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations Manager, vCloud Connector, SRM, and the vCloud Suite. Primarily, the VCA-Cloud focuses on how to solve real world business challenges using these types of VMware cloud solutions. Additionally, you’ll learn how to prepare for the VCA-Cloud certification exam and how to pass the first time.

About the author
About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere.

More from the author
VMware Cloud on AWS Fundamentals
Intermediate
1h 47m
Nov 27, 2018
More courses by David Davis
Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Overview - VMware Certified Associate (VCA) Certifications
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching VMware Certified Associate in Cloud. In this module I'll be giving you an overview of the VMware Certified Associate program and the associated certifications. My name is David Davis, and I'll be your instructor for this VMware Certified Associate in Cloud Computing video training course. We've got a lot to cover, so with that, let's get started. It's my pleasure to introduce you to the VMware Certified Associate, or the VCA. Originally, VMware's entry-level certification was released in three different flavors or three different tracks. They were the VMware Certified Associate in Cloud Computing, Workforce Mobility, and Data Center Virtualization. Just recently, the VCA program was updated to include now a fourth track, that is Network Virtualization. All of these four tracks are equal, they're peers. You can get started with any of the four VMware Certified Associate options. Again, this is VMware's most entry-level certification, and there is no classroom requirement, there's no requirement to have a minimum number of years of experience using this technology, it's just a great way to obtain fundamental knowledge about VMware's products in these four different areas, and it's a great way to prove your credibility, to prove to a potential employer, or to yourself, that yes, you do possess fundamental knowledge in, let's say, Cloud computing or Data Center Virtualization. Now let's move on and dive in a little bit deeper into each one of the different VMware Certified Associate options.

Cloud Computing Concepts
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Cloud Computing Concepts. In this module, I'll be providing you a foundation for everything you need to know about cloud computing. I'll start off by answering the most basic of questions, what is cloud computing? From there we'll talk about the forms of cloud computing, cloud terminology, Infrastructure as a Service deployment models, and Infrastructure as a Service cloud characteristics. And then we'll wrap it up with how virtualization compares to Infrastructure as a Service cloud. So to be very candid, this module is coming from VMware's perspective of what cloud computing is, so if you're looking for a more unbiased view of cloud computing, and very likely a more thorough introduction, you might want to check out my Introduction to Cloud Computing video training course available also from Pluralsight. com, but if you're just preparing for the VCA-Cloud, these are the cloud computing concepts that you need to know.

How VMware's Cloud Solutions Solve Business Challenges
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching How VMware's Cloud Solutions Solve Business Challenges. In this module, we'll start off by talking about availability challenges, then move on to management challenges, elasticity challenges, and efficiency challenges. These are the four types of challenges that the VMware VCA exam focuses on, and you'll need to be prepared to describe how VMware's cloud solutions are going to be able to solve these types of challenges.

Understanding VMware's Software-defined Enterprise
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Understanding VMware's Software-Defined Enterprise. In this module, we've got a lot to cover. The first topic is where I'll introduce you to the concept of this SDE, the software-defined enterprise. From there I'll talk about the benefits of the software-defined enterprise. We'll cover some vSphere and data center virtualization concepts, we'll talk about linked clones benefits and use cases, storage services, VMware VSAN use cases. We'll cover vSphere components that are relevant to cloud computing, and much more. So with that, let's get started.

vRealize Automation and the Cloud
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching vRealize Automation and the Cloud. In this module we've got a lot to cover. The first topic is what is vRealize Automation? And I need to clarify something here. vRealize Automation was formerly known as vCloud Automation Center, also known by the acronym vCAC or vCAC as it was called. So you might see some references to vCloud Automation Center in the graphics in this lesson. You might see those types of references out on the web in help documentation, in knowledge-based articles, likely still even in some of VMware's product pages, so don't be surprised. When you see vCloud Automation Center, it's the exact same thing as vRealize Automation. After you find out what it is, you'll learn about the automation catalogs that it provides, we'll discuss the infrastructure application and custom aspects of it, we'll talk about its extensibility, the policy-based provisioning and governance that it provides, lifecycle management, its integration with VMware's Intelligent Business Management Suite, and its integration with VMware NSX. We've got a lot to cover, so with that let's get started.

Understanding vCloud Connector
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Understanding vCloud Connector. The first and most basic question we need to answer here is, well, what is vCloud Connector anyway, right? vCloud Connector is a free tool from VMware that allows you to connect your private cloud, which could also be just a standalone VMware vSphere environment, to a public cloud, and specifically VMware's hybrid cloud, but it would also work for other vCloud providers. Once you connect the two clouds, the private and the public, you've created what is termed, a hybrid cloud. vCloud Connector is a free virtual appliance available from VMware that you install into your private cloud environment, or it could just be a standalone vSphere infrastructure. Now let's move on and talk about some of the use cases for vCloud Connector, and some of its primary features.