VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop

The VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT) is directed toward Virtualization Systems Engineers who seek to demonstrate their ability to install and configure the VMware View environment and enable View Client users. Candidates must be able to configure the vSphere environment, possess a deep understanding of VMware core components and their relation to storage and networking and be proficient in datacenter design methodologies.

How to become a VCP5-DT

  1. Be a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP5)
  2. Pass the VCP5-DT exam

Exam blueprint guide, download the latest version here.

These are the sections and objectives.

VCP510-DT Section 1 – Install View server components

Objective 1.1 – Install View Composer
Objective 1.2 – Install View Standard and Replica Connection Server(s)
Objective 1.3 – Install View Transfer Server
Objective 1.4 – Install View Security Server(s)
Objective 1.5 – Prepare Active Directory for installation

VCP510-DT Section 2 – Configure the View environment

Objective 2.1 – Configure View Composer
Objective 2.2 – Configure VMware View Events Database
Objective 2.3 – Configure View Standard and Replica Connection Server(s)
Objective 2.4 – Configure View Security Server(s)
Objective 2.5 – Configure View Transfer Servers
Objective 2.6 – Configure advanced display protocol settings (PCoIP/RDP)
Objective 2.7 – Enable RSA / Smart Card
Objective 2.8 – Configure role-based administrators
Objective 2.9 – Configure remote and/or location-based printing for View Desktops
Objective 2.10 – Configure the environment for Local Mode
Objective 2.11 – Configure the environment for Kiosk Mode
Objective 2.12 – Create ThinApp applications and a ThinApp repository
Objective 2.13 – Manage User Configurations

VCP510-DT Section 3 – Create and configure pools

Objective 3.1 – Configure Automated Pools using linked clones
Objective 3.2 – Configure automated pools using full clones
Objective 3.3 – Configure manual pools
Objective 3.4 – Configure Local Mode use
Objective 3.5 – Build desktop sources

VCP510-DT Section 4 – Implementation Troubleshooting

Objective 4.1 – Troubleshoot Composer installation on vCenter Server
Objective 4.2 – Troubleshoot events database
Objective 4.3 – Troubleshoot guest OS customization
Objective 4.4 – Troubleshoot accounts and permissions
Objective 4.5 – Troubleshoot connectivity between View components
Objective 4.6 – Troubleshoot PCoIP configuration
Objective 4.7 – Troubleshoot View servers (Connection, Security, Transfer)
Objective 4.8 – Troubleshoot View Persona Management

VCP510-DT Section 5 – Component features and functions

Objective 5.1 – Describe and differentiate between component functions and features at an in-depth level (i.e., not only what they do, but how they work).

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