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VMWare VCP-DCV Certification Training

This MCIT course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere®, which includes VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size.  This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center

​Class Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (6PM to 9PM)

Professional Benefits

VMware-certified professionals work in a wide array of companies, from startups to global organizations. The usual annual salary range for such professionals is between $60,000 and $90,000

Who Should Apply

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Virtualization engineers
  • Cloud engineers
  • Cloud administrators
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Big Data Developer

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BI Developer

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Eligibility and Requirements

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems


Describe the software-defined data center (SDDC)

Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure

Describe the benefits and capabilities of VMware Skyline

Install and configure ESXi hosts

Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™

Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration

Manage, monitor, back up, and protect vCenter Server Appliance

Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches

Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere

Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage

Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores

Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots

Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library

Manage virtual machine resource use

Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®

Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere®

Distributed Resource Scheduler™

Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle

Use VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ to perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines


VMWare VCP-DCV Certification Training

• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

• Explain basic virtualization concepts
• Describe how vSphere fits into the software-defined 
data center and the cloud infrastructure
• Explain how vSphere interacts with CPUs, memory, 
networks, and storage
• Recognize the user interfaces for accessing the 
vCenter Server system and ESXi hosts
• Describe the ESXi host architecture
• Navigate the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to 
configure an ESXi host
• Recognize ESXi host user account best practices
• Install an ESXi host
• Use VMware Host Client™ to configure ESXi host 
• Describe how to proactively manage your vSphere 
environment using VMware Skyline

• Create and provision a virtual machine
• Explain the importance of VMware Tools™
• Install VMware Tools
• Identify the files that make up a VM
• Recognize the components of a VM
• Recognize virtual devices supported by a VM
• Describe the benefits and use cases for containers
• Identify the parts of a container system

• Describe the vCenter Server architecture
• Discuss how ESXi hosts communicate with vCenter 
• Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
• Use vSphere Client to manage the vCenter Server 
• Add data center, organizational objects, and hosts to 
vCenter Server
• Use roles and permissions to enable users to access 
objects in the vCenter Server inventory
• Back up vCenter Server Appliance 
• Monitor vCenter Server tasks, events, and appliance 
• Use VMware vCenter Server® High Availability to 
protect a vCenter Server Appliance 

• Create and manage standard switches
• Describe the virtual switch connection types
• Configure virtual switch security, traffic-shaping, and 
load-balancing policies
• Compare vSphere distributed switches and standard 

• Identify storage protocols and storage device types 
• Discuss ESXi hosts using iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre 
Channel storage
• Create and manage VMFS and NFS datastores 
• Explain how multipathing works with iSCSI, NFS, and 
Fibre Channel storage
• Recognize the components of a VMware vSAN™ 

• Use templates and cloning to deploy new virtual 
• Modify and manage virtual machines
• Create a content library and deploy virtual machines 
from templates in the library
• Use customization specification files to customize a 
new virtual machine
• Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage 
vMotion migrations
• Describe the Enhanced vMotion Compatibility feature
• Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
• Examine the features and functions of VMware 
vSphere® Replication™ 
• Describe the benefits of VMware vSphere® Storage 
APIs – Data Protection

• Discuss CPU and memory concepts in a virtualized 
• Describe what overcommitment of a resource means
• Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory 
• Use various tools to monitor resource use
• Create and use alarms to report certain conditions or 

• Describe the functions of a vSphere DRS cluster
• Create a vSphere DRS cluster
• Monitor a vSphere cluster configuration
• Describe options for making a vSphere environment 
highly available
• Explain the vSphere HA architecture
• Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
• Examine the features and functions of VMware 
vSphere® Fault Tolerance
• Describe the function of the vSphere® Cluster 

• Recognize the importance of vCenter Server Update 
• Describe how VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ 
• Describe how to update ESXi hosts using baselines
• Validate ESXi host compliance using a cluster image
• Describe how to upgrade VMware Tools and VM 
• Describe VMware vSphere® Lifecycle Manager™ and 
VMware vSAN™ integration

Earn MCIT Certification

Upon completing this course, you will receive an industry-recognized certificate from MCIT. This certificate helps you prepare yourself to confidently take the official VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2021 (VCP-DCV 2021). Once you complete this exam, you will earn your official VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2021 (VCP-DCV 2021) certification.

Why join MCIT?

  • Taught by industry expert instructors
  • Real-time, hands-on training
  • Post Graduation Job Placement
  • 24/7 Virtual Lab Access
  • Flexible Schedule (Evening and Weekend Class Times)
  • Vendor Authorized Trainings



At 47, I was working in retail and wanted a change in my life. At 48, with no prior experience, I got a job at a networking company thanks to my diploma from MCIT. I am so thankful for taking the leap which changed my life forever.

Vasilieos Nikiratas — Networking Student
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