Sep 13 2016

VCAP6-DCV Deploy Study Guide

VCAP6-DCV Deploy Study Guide


As a first certification of My Journey to VMware Certifications on vSphere 6.

Before starting the preparation it’s good to learn from someone else experience to make your life easy.

Read David Stamen VCAP5-DCV Deploy Beta Experience. By the time I finish my exam there would be lot of people with their experience on this new exam. I will add links to other useful posts as I can.

Please leave a comment if you would like me to add, remove or correct any of the content of these posts.


About VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Deployment Exam (VCAP6-DCV Deploy) is a LAB Based exam. Whatever task a Virtual Admins do in real life need to perform during exam within limited time.

  • Exam Number: 3V0-623.
  • Duration: 190 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 27
  • Passing Score: 300

Take a look at official certification page.




Let’s go through the Blueprint and Study Guide. I will suggest to go through all the document suggested by VMware. I will be going though these documents, preparing the notes and doing required task to prepare for the exam.


VCAP6-DCV Deploy Study Guide


Below is the list of exam topics, follow the Links for Step by Step Study Guide of VCAP6-DCV Deploy Certification.

Section 1 – Create and Deploy vSphere 6.x Infrastructure Components

  • Objective 1.1 – Perform Advanced ESXi Host Configuration
  • Objective 1.2 – Deploy and Configure Core Management Infrastructure Components
  • Objective 1.3 – Deploy and Configure Update Manager Components
  • Objective 1.4 – Perform Advanced Virtual Machine Configurations

Section 2 – Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Storage Infrastructure

  • Objective 2.1 – Implement Complex Storage Solutions
  • Objective 2.2 – Manage Complex Storage Solutions
  • Objective 2.3 – Troubleshoot Complex Storage Solutions

Section 3 – Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Network Infrastructure

  • Objective 3.1 – Implement and Manage vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) Networks
  • Objective 3.2 – Implement and Manage vSphere 6.x Distributed Switch (vDS) Networks
  • Objective 3.3 – Scale a vSphere 6.x Network Implementation
  • Objective 3.4 – Troubleshoot a vSphere 6.x Network Implementation

Section 4 – Configure a vSphere Deployment for Availability and Scalability

  • Objective 4.1 – Implement and Maintain Complex vSphere Availability Solutions
  • Objective 4.2 – Implement and Manage Complex DRS solutions
  • Objective 4.3 – Troubleshoot vSphere clusters

Section 5 – Configure a vSphere Deployment for Manageability

  • Objective 5.1 – Execute VMware Cmdlets and Customize Scripts Using PowerCLI
  • Objective 5.2 – Implement and Maintain Host Profiles
  • Objective 5.3 – Manage and analyze vSphere log files
  • Objective 5.4 – Configure and manage Content Library

Section 6 – Configure a vSphere Deployment for Performance

  • Objective 6.1 – Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools
  • Objective 6.2 – Optimize Virtual Machine resources

Section 7 – Configure a vSphere 6.x Environment for Recoverability

  • Objective 7.1- Deploy and manage vSphere Replication
  • Objective 7.2 – Deploy and Manage vSphere Data Protection
  • Objective 7.3 – Backup and Recover vSphere Configurations

Section 8 – Configure a vSphere 6.x Environment for Security

  • Objective 8.1 – Manage authentication and end-user security
  • Objective 8.2 – Manage SSL certificates
  • Objective 8.3 – Harden a vSphere 6.x Deployment





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