VMware Launched vCloud Certification: VCPVCD511

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Some individuals are about to be invited to participate in a new beta certification program launched by VMware. The rumor goes that the public exam should be live late July. The VCPVCD511 VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service beta exam tests potential VCP5-IaaS candidates on their skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a vCloud environment.
Successful candidates demonstrate mastery of these skills and abilities. The VCPVCD511 beta exam consists of 115 questions and a short pre-exam survey consisting of 8 questions. The passing score for this exam is 300, using a scaled scoring method.

The scale is from 100-500. Scaled scores are calculated using a mathematical formula that considers a variety of factors, including the number and type of exam questions included in a specific version of the exam. Because this combination may vary in different versions of the same examination, scaled scores provide a fair score for each individual based on the version of the exam taken.
A candidate for the VCP5-IaaS certification should be capable of installing and configuring vCloud Director and related components, utilizing vCD to create and manage vApps, Service Catalogs, Organization/provider VDCs, and administering cloud enabled networking and storage.

The successful candidate will most likely have previous experience working with a vSphere Infrastructure, including configuration and management tasks associated with vSphere (typically 1 or more years). Finally, the candidate should possess an understanding of basic cloud concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy and cloud security.

It is recommended that candidates have the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure and administer a vCloud environment before taking the VCPVCD511 exam. It is also recommended that the candidate complete the course requirement prior to attempting the exam. It is not required that the course is completed prior to the exam, but the course requirement must be completed in order to obtain the VCP5-IaaS certification.

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