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 ...

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: ...

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, VCDX 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 ...