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VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale

This hands on "live online" training course, for experienced VMware vSphere® personnel, teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware vSphere® ESXi™ 5.0 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1. This course trains students to become a VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration [V5] certification (VCAP5-DCA). Completion of this course also satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam.

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Note: Books are required and are not included in the registration fee. Official VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale (v5.5) books are available through our bookstore and are offered in both text and ebook formats.

  • VMware ICM v5.5 textbook (recommended) = $41.25 plus tax & shipping
  • VMware ICM v5.5 ebook = $24

Data sheet for this course.

CCC&TI Datasheet

How and When VMware Classes Meet
All of our VMware course lectures are delivered “Live Online” using Adobe Connect and VMware’s View Horizon (VDI) that works similarly to a remote desktop application. This allows us to teach anyone from anywhere around the world and interact “live” in real time with the class. 

Each class is:

  • Recorded and will become available shortly after each lecture is competed, giving the ability to makeup or repeat any lessons
  • We also provide a virtual environment to complete the required lab work, giving the ability to play and practice with VMware throughout the length of the course 
  • Our “Live Online” lectures meet 4 days a week for 4 weeks from 6pm EST to 9pm EST. The typical format is 2 weeks of lecture – one week off – then two weeks on for 5 total weeks
  • We also give 3 additional weeks of 24/7 access to the environment to complete additional lab work or repeat labs and lessons to better prepare you for the VCP exam  


Here is a sample schedule:

Week 1:  Live Online Class meets Monday through Thursday 6pm-9pm EST.  Friday self-paced time
Week 2:  Live Online Class meets Monday through Thursday 6pm-9pm EST.  Friday self-paced time
Week 3:  No Live Online Classes.  Self-paced lab time to catch up on lab work or repeat lessons
Week 4:  Live Online Class meets Monday through Thursday 6pm-9pm EST.  Friday self-paced time
Week 5:  Live Online Class meets Monday through Thursday 6pm-9pm EST.  Friday self-paced time
Week 6:  No Live Online Classes Self-paced lab time to catch up on lab work, repeat lessons, and work on additional labs for VCP test prep
Week 7:  No Live Online Classes Self-paced lab time to catch up on lab work, repeat lessons, and work on additional labs for VCP test prep
Week 8:  No Live Online Classes Self-paced lab time to catch up on lab work, repeat lessons, and work on additional labs for VCP test prep