vSphere 6 is the latest version of VMware’s flagship virtualization platform. Trainer Keith Barker’s course follows a new approach to training at CBT Nuggets with an emphasis on more efficient content and learning. The average Nugget length in Keith’s “VMware vSphere 6 (VCP6-DCV)” course is just over 13 minutes, making your training more convenient and efficient than ever before!
We asked Keith about his new course and its value to learners.
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in this technology? What value does it bring?
An hour of training and practice will save five hours in production due to learning and knowing how the technology works hands on. The vSphere 6 course is lab-focused, and provides the learner with instructions on how to build their own lab, and gain hands-on practice.
Q: From a student-perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course?
I wanted to make sure each step was explained and could be replicated (via lab exercises) by every learner who had the desire to learn and master vSphere.
Q: Any out-of-the-box tips for students to get the most out of your course?
Most of the tips are “In-the-box” Nuggets. I encourage learners to enjoy all the videos, as well as lab it up and get their own hands-on practice and skills as a result.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
When configuring standard or distributed virtual switches in a production environment, that skill (along with the many others taught in this course) can be demonstrated and used in production, either with the implementation of a new vSphere environment or the management and support of an existing one.
Q: What are four topics or technologies covered in this course?
vCenter, Standard and Distributed Switches, Datastores, Templates, Snapshots, and the list goes on.
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create?
vMotion (Video No. 26). I get a kick out of moving a virtual machine, while it is running, to a different hypervisor. Never gets old.
Q: What roadblocks did you come across when creating this training and how did you overcome them?
I wanted to create and demonstrate the technology that learners can replicate in their own labs, running on a single computer. I had the opportunity to be creative in finding and using some very small images for VMs and routers, so that learners who get those from the NuggetLab files could use them, without needing huge quantities of hard disk and RAM to do so.
Q: What’s the ONE thing you hope learners take away from this training?
Besides the fact that VMware’s vSphere rocks hard, I would also want them to have the practical skills, due to building their own lab, and practicing with me, Nugget by Nugget, so the skills they gain can make them more valuable to themselves and the customers and employers they work with.
Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come during your vSphere 6 journey that we pulled directly from Keith’s course!
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