Certification in VMWare Sphere | Data Center Virtualization Server

Montreal College of Information Technology
Collège des technologies de l’information de Montréal EN FR


VMware Sphere
State of the Industry

This course gives systems administrators the opportunity to learn how to deploy, configure and manage cloud infrastructures using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Specifically, this course is designed for students looking to execute the deployment and upgrading of a VMware-based cloud environment.

After completing the course, students will have hands-on experience with VMware vCenter Server, VMware ESXi, vSphere HA & Fault Tolerance and VMFS and NFS datastores.

The IT Skills and Salary Report conducted by Global Knowledge pegs VMware as one of the top IT certifications. It is the most sought after certification by recruiters hiring for virtualization. Among VMware certifications, the Data Center Virtualization (VCP- DCV) track is the most popular. This MCIT course will prepare professionals for these official certification courses.

* Morning, evening, weekends

Professional Benefits

VMware-certified professional 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

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Dwany H

Big Data Developer

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Rosana N

Java Developer

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Sihame B

BI Developer

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Amentor M


Eligibility and Requirements

High school diploma
A background in the field of networking would be a great asset although not compulsory
All other related pertinent experience

Abilities acquired
at course completion

Configuring vSphere in cloud architecture

vSphere web client

vCenter server appliance and licenses

ESXi hosts, VMFS and NFS datastores

VMware virtual SAN™

Manage virtual machines and snapshots

Tools to monitor resource usage

vSphere HA cluster, advanced parameters and replication

Configure vSphere DRS cluster, remediate hosts

vSphere update manager

vCenter server deployment and server installation


VMware Sphere

​Components of the software-defined data center
Install and use vSphere client
Overview of ESXi

​Virtual machines hardware and files, templates
vCenter server architecture
vSphere web client
vCenter server inventory objects

​Standard switches and virtual switch security
Storage protocols and storage device types
ESXi hosts using iSCSI and NFS storage
VMFS and NFS datastores

Modifying and cloning virtual machines
vSphere vMotion and vApps
virtual CPU and resource pools
Optimizing CPU and memory usage
Troubleshooting VM resource issues
vRealize operations manager ​

vSphere HA architecture
Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
vSphere fault tolerance
vSphere replication and data protection ​

vSphere DRS cluster
Host profiles
Host configuration compliance
Scan and remediate hosts ​

​vSphere update manager to manage ESXi patching
vSphere update manager plug-in
Install ESXi and vCenter server deployment options
vCenter Server installation



VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)


  • Industry-relevant, job-ready programs
  • Internship possibilities
  • Eligibility for off-campus work permit program [ocwpp]
  • Eligibility for post-graduation work permit [pgwp]
  • Eligibility for points under Quebec’s immigration policy
  • Scholarships and financial aid



After completing my diploma in business intelligence at Montreal College, I was able to land my first job at Bell Canada, where I am currently working with the Intelligence & Analytics team.

Abdulla Alkhuzai — BI Student
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Montreal College
of Information Technology

Collège des technologies
de l’information de Montréal

110-1255 Robert-Bourassa Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H3B 3V8

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