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 3
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 ...

Spinning up my first AWS EC2 instance

27. June 2017 AWS, Study 0
Spinning up my first AWS EC2 instance
My very first AWS EC2 instance In this blogpost I will quickly take you through the process of spinning up my very first EC2 instance in my AWS Free Tier lab environment. I will be using T2.micro instances which are eligible for the Free Tier. The first step is to go to the EC2 service ...

Achievement unlocked: VCDX #252

“And, And … And????” This was the short cryptic WhatsApp message I received last Wednesday evening from my ITQ co-worker Marco van Baggum (VCDX #223) while tending to my kids’ supper. I jumped to my email and there was the message I have been waiting for for just over a week: From: [email protected] Subject: VCDX-DCV Defense ...

VCDX5-DV: t-minus 5 days to submission

06. March 2017 Study 0
It has been awful quiet on my blog. As some of you might know, I’m working towards my VCDX5-DV certification and all the spare time I was not spending with my family got eaten up by VCDX. There simply was no time left to blog. Thankfully the finish is near and I will be submitting ...

VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization (VCIX-NV) unlocked!

01. September 2016 Study 6
VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization (VCIX-NV) unlocked!
VCIX-NV Certified! It’s official. VMware’s Certificate Manager is showing my newly acquired VCIX-NV certificate. Phew … this was a pretty heavy exam. One of the first things you do nowadays when embarking on a study adventure for a hefty certification like VCIX-NV – after reading the official blueprint several times – is read up on (unofficial) study guides and ...