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VMware vSphere 8 Training & Certification Course

Virtualization and cloud computing are the future of our IT infrastructure. It’s important for system administrators who want to succeed to have a strong foundation in virtualization technologies. Particularly in the popular virtual environment like VMware vSphere, including the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server. You will be able to effectively architect and deploy server on vSphere 8. You will learn ESXi, vCenter, vMotion, SVMotion HA, DRS, FT and much more. You will work with various components of VMware and create highly available and fault-tolerant design.

VMware vSphere Certification Course Overview

Take your VMware Skills to the next level with training from Industry Experts. This VCP 8 certification training will help you to be VMware Certified Professional (VCP). You will learn skills such as how to Install ESXi, Manage Data Center using vCenter, Perform Live migration of Server and Storage, configure High availability and Auto Load Balancing, Configure Virtual Networking, Storage and much more by performing Hands-on Practical’s with the trainer.

VMware vSphere VCP 8 Syllabus

Module-1 - Basic of vSphere & Virtualization
  • Introduction to VMware vSphere 8
  • Server Virtualization
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Network Virtualization
Module-2 - Installing ESXi & Deploying vCenter Server
  • What is vSphere, ESXi & vCenter
  • vSphere Hypervisor (Free Version)
  • Support & Upgrade of ESXi Free Version
  • Downloading, Installing & Configuring ESXi8
  • Installing ESXi & DNS
  • Deploying / Configuring VCSA
Module-3 - Configuring vCenter
  • Configure vCenter
  • Creating Datacentre
  • Adding Host
  • Create Cluster & Folders
  • ESXi Maintenance Mode
Module-4 - Licensing/Pricing of vSphere & vCenter
  • vSphere & vCenter Licensing
  • Assigning License to ESXi & vCenter
  • vSphere & vCenter Pricing
  • vSphere Kits License & Pricing
Module-5 - VM Creation & Modification
  • Create VM with Hot Add enabled
  • Methods of mounting ISO image to boot the VM
  • VM tools Installation
  • Hot Add of RAM, CPU & HDD
  • Hot Extend of HDD
  • Register/Unregister VM
Module-6 - Basics of Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing- Iass, Saas, PaaS
  • How Server is created in AWS Cloud
Module-7 - Templates, Cloning, Snapshot & Content Library
  • Exporting & deploying OVF Template
  • Converting VM to Template
  • Creating Content Library
  • Adding ISO images and Templates in Content Library
  • VM files extension
  • Cloning Options
  • Guest OS Customization
  • Suspended State of VM
  • Difference between Backup & Snapshot
  • Creating, Managing & Deleting Snapshot
Module-8 - vSphere Security & Host Profile
  • Basics of vSphere Security
  • Adding AD Domain to SSO
  • Assigning permission to SSO user and AD user
  • Creating Roles
  • Creating and Applying Host Profiles
  • Reset ESXi root Password using Host profile
  • Exporting & Importing Host profile
Module-9 - vSphere Networking
  • vSphere Virtual Networking Terminologies
  • Discussion on Standard Switch
  • Virtual Machine Port Group & VMkernel Network Adapter
  • Adding/Removing vmnic on vSwitch
  • NIC Teaming & Active/Passive Failover testing
  • vSphere Advance Networking Scenarios
  • VLAN Tagging
  • Trunk Ports
  • Separating vMotion and FT Traffic
Module-10 - vSphere Storage
  • Datastore Concepts
  • Shared Storage
  • SAN vs NAS
  • VMFS and NFS
  • FC & iSCSI SAN
  • Thin Disk, Thick Lazy Disk & Thick Eager Disk
  • Basics of HCI-Hyper Converged Infrastructure
  • Formatting Local Storage as VMFS
  • Adding iSCSI SAN to ESXi host and Formatting as VMFS
  • Mounting NFS storage on ESXi host
Module-11 - vMotion & SVMotion
  • Live Storage Migration using SVMotion
  • Live Server Migration using vMotion
  • Live Server & Storage Migration Shared Storage (vMotion+SVMotion)
Module-12 - DRS & SDRS
  • Load Balancing across ESXi hosts using DRS
  • Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
  • Automation Levels in DRS
  • DRS Rules to keep VM Separate & Together
  • DRS rule VM to Host
  • Power Saving using DPM
  • Load Balancing across Datastore using SVMotion
  • Automation levels in SDRS
  • SDRS VM Affinity & vmdk Anti-Affinity rules
  • Overriding SDRS cluster Setting for vmdk anti-affinity rule
Module-13 - High Availability & Fault Tolerance
  • Requirements & Licensing for HA
  • Election of Master & Slave Host
  • Configuring & Testing HA
  • Primary & Secondary VM in FT
  • Configuring & Testing Fault Tolerance
Module-14 - vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Creating Distributed Switch
  • Adding ESXi Host to dvSwitch
  • Migrating all VMs & VMkernel to dvSwitch
  • Migration from Standard to Distributed Switch
Module-15 - P2V Conversion, Backup of vCenter & Update Manager
  • P2V/V2v using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone
  • Taking Backup of vCenter and Restoring
  • Using VMware Lifecycle Manager to Upgrade and Patch ESXi host

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VMware vSphere Training Batch Schedule



Batch Type


15th June'24 (Ongoing Batch)

40 Hrs.

Weekend - Sat & Sun (4 hrs/day)


27th July'24 (Upcoming Batch)

40 Hrs.

Weekend - Sat & Sun (4 hrs/day)


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VMware vSphere 8 Certification Course FAQs

The VCP-DCV  certification validates candidate skills to implement, manage and troubleshoot vSphere infrastructure, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing. VMware Certifications validate the critical skills required to integrate and manage the technology that drives our customers desired business outcomes. Certifications are organized into multiple technology areas with levels for those new to the industry as well as experts in the field.

It will be an Interactive session, you would be performing live practical’s along with the Trainer.

Yes we would provide you guidance and support for registering and passing the Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) Exam.

VMware training at SkillPlus Academy prepares you to pass VMware vSphere 8 practical exam. We provide you with practice test so that you get idea on exam question patterns and easily pass the VMware Exam.

For VMware Certification cost you can contact us. You can make payment using Debit Card / Credit Card / Netbanking / UPI.

System Administrators having understanding/exposure of Microsoft Windows Server or Linux Server operating Systems.

VCP-DCV 8 is a reliable and robust virtualization platform, having skill on vSphere can help you in good opportunities in today’s market.

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