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vSphere 6.0 ICM Part One - Virtual Classroom

  • Duration 18 HOURS
  • Regular fee 2 250


vSphere 6.0 ICM Part One will introduce students to VMware’s vSphere 6.0 datacenter virtualization product. Students will learn about the basic concepts and components which will allow them to install, configure, and manage a virtualized server environment in a simple configuration. Students that complete this course should be able to create and manage a simple vSphere 6.0 virtual environment.

Targeted audience

This course is targeted towards system engineers, system administrators, network administrators, and their support personnel. The student should ideally be looking into virtualization technologies or have up to one year of experience dealing with a vSphere virtualized environment.


To benefit fully from this course, the following prerequisite courses, skills, and knowledge are strongly recommended:

  • Comptia Network+ knowledge base (equivalent or greater)
  • At least two years’ experience of experience in server management
  • Windows Server experience: 2008, 2012 (DNS, DC, Service Management)
  • At least 6 months of experience with shared storage infrastructures

Special Note

Live Learning is similar to traditional instructor-led technical training, but rather than gathering students in one physical location, instructor presentations are webcast to participants anywhere via the internet. These presentations are also available as recordings for on-demand viewing and re-viewing.
Live Learning courses contain:

  • Multiple instances of real-time virtual class sessions (course-dependent) led by a team of expert instructors (Live sessions)
  • Recorded sessions (Encore Modules) for on-demand viewing or review of Live sessions content
  • A rich set of supporting materials that stays available to the student for 1 year and can include Student Guides, Hands-On Labs, Class Notes, and a variety of assessments

Dates of sessions

  • Session 1 of 6: February 1 2016 - 11:00 AM
  • Session 2 of 6: February 3 2016 - 11:00 AM
  • Session 3 of 6: February 8 2016 - 11:00 AM
  • Session 4 of 6: February 10 2016 - 11:00 AM
  • Session 5 of 6: February 17 2016 - 11:00 AM
  • Session 6 of 6: February 19 2016 - 11:00 AM


Module 1: Introduction to Data Center Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: What is virtualization?
  • Lesson 2: The components
  • Lesson 3: Licensing

Module 2: Installation Processes

  • Lesson 1: Preparation
  • Lesson 2: ESXi Hypervisor installation
  • Lesson 3: Host management installation

Module 3: vSphere Network Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Physical network basics
  • Lesson 2: Virtual network basics
  • Lesson 3: Standard switch configuration

Module 4: vSphere Storage Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Basic storage concepts
  • Lesson 2: Virtual storage concepts
  • Lesson 3: Storage Considerations
  • Lesson 4: Configuration

Module 5: Virtual Machines

  • Lesson 1: Virtual machine overview
  • Lesson 2: Virtual machine configuration
  • Lesson 3: Virtual machine management

General Note

Microsoft® Windows Vista, Microsoft® Windows XP, Microsoft® Windows 7, Microsoft® Windows 8, Microsoft® Windows RT, Mac OS® X™: 10.5.8, 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.2, 10.10, 10.10.1 and above (Version 10.6 32-bit kernel is supported.)

Internet Explorer® (Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 only, Internet Explorer 9 or later is recommended, Internet Explorer 8 may hinder performance and result in minor visual problems.), Firefox 31 or later, Chrome 29 or later, Safari: 5.1.8 or later (Safari on Windows platforms is not supported.)

Skillsoft supports the minimum hardware specifications for all supported operating systems. Additionally, we recommend the following: speakers or headphones to listen to audio content, a microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions (Live learning only).

Exam Note

Exam not included. Refer to vendor website for more information.

Legal Note

Exams requirements are subject to change without notification.