Failing my first attempt at VCDX6-NV

19. November 2018 Study, VCDX 0
Failing my first attempt at VCDX6-NV
As some people might know, I have been working hard to obtain my second VCDX certification. This time, I’m aiming for VCDX6-NV. I worked very hard to submit my application before the due date for the December round of defenses. It was a tough nut to crack, but I submitted my application and after a ...

Passed VCAP6.5-DCV Design … Yes! Finally VCDX6

Passed VCAP6.5-DCV Design … Yes! Finally VCDX6
VCAP6.5-DCV Design … finally This morning, I finally got around to taking the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 Data Center Virtualization (VCAP6.5-DCV) Design exam. I have been planning this exam and blogging [1, 2] about preparing for it for quite a while now. Due to all sort of planning issues I kept postponing the exam. ...

Shooting for double VCDX … with VCDX-NV

22. April 2018 Study, VCDX 0
Shooting for double VCDX … with VCDX-NV
Ever since I achieved my VCDX on vSphere (VCDX-DCV) last year, I have been contemplating about also going for VCDX on NSX (VCDX-NV). I have the prerequisite VCIX-NV accreditation and I’ve done quite a few NSX architecture projects, so when I was discussing personal goals for 2018 at ITQ, I thought to myself … why ...

Working with design assumptions, the VCDX way

19. December 2017 Study, VCDX 0
Working with design assumptions, the VCDX way
 … or are they? Every (aspiring VCDX) architect knows design assumptions are the mother of all <….>. Yes, design assumptions are frowned upon and should be avoided whenever possible. But, in certain situations, assumptions can actually be real lifesavers. This blogpost aims to show you how assumptions – when used properly! – can really improve ...

My 7 VCDX design defense tips

05. August 2017 Study, VCDX 2
My 7 VCDX design defense tips
VCDX Defense I have been meaning to write this post for a while now and with a new round of defenses coming up, I decided to put it online ASAP. Based on my own experience, I will provide 7 tips that will hopefully help aspiring VCDX’s in their preparation and during their defense. Just remember: ...

Preparing for the new VCAP6.5-DCV Design exam

02. August 2017 Study 4
Preparing for the new VCAP6.5-DCV Design exam
VCAP6.5-DCV Design to the rescue July 10th 2017 was as a sad day for me. I failed my very first IT exam ever since starting in IT over 20 years ago. It was VMware’s VCAP6-DCV Design exam that drew first blood. I completed MCSE, CCNP, VCAP5 and even VCDX on my first try, so failing ...