VCDX Submission Mind Map

Over the past few months I have been helping out on a few VCDX prep mocks, reviews and other events.

 

With a new batch of candidates about to submit.   I thought this mind map may come in handy.  

I have had some good feedback from people recently 

Hopefully this is useful 

Good luck to all submitting.  

Design Webinar | VCDX mentoring – the submission

The next ‘Adventures in infrastructure design’ webinar is currently being planned and I am very honoured to have had such as good response.

We had over 40 live attendees on the last webinar and received a lot of requests for the recording and future topics.

The next webinar will cover some of these requests in more detail.

Presented by several VCDX certified presenters / Mentors and experienced professionals.

This session will be covering

“The VCDX submission, last minute changes / checklists”

Timed just before the next VCDX submission in June, you will also have a chance to get some last minute advice from people who have been through the journey themselves (We are not panelists and have no knowledge of the official scoring method).

We have also got some recent VCDX experience discussions planned too.

Date : 6th June 2017
Time : 23:30 pm UK (about 1 hour )

Please register your interest using this sign up link.

Real time discussion is valued so please attend if you can.

See you there

SWVMUG Presentation – vROPS & VLI – Its Installed now what do I do?

Recently I was invited by a fellow vExpert friend of mine Simon Eady to present at the SWVMUG session on a requested topic of vROPs and vLI.

I have been spending my time on these products  within a couple of client projects recently  and they are discussed regularly in VCDX mentoring sessions. 

Most technical how to content is already covered in detail by VMware and the wider community.  

I  took the approach of the day 2 operationalising  for the business and design validation / risk mitigation.  

This is an area that is useful for the real world and the VCDX submission.  

I created a few slides, new design  mindmaps for vROPS and vLI and a quick demo.  

These  are available here for anyone who finds them useful. 

Thanks very much to Simon and the team for having me.  A great venue, nice people  and lots of good chats on the subject.

 Hopefully  I will get the chance to visit again soon.

Adventures in Infrastructure Design – VCDX Defense Day

It is VCDX defense week and as part of my mentoring activities I organised a webinar with a number of VCDXs.   

I was very happy and honoured to have had the help from 4 recent VCDXs (Lior, Rebecca, Sjors, & Shady)  and 40+ attendees online.  

We covered final mentoring sessions, final study,  tips for the design defense and the design scenario.  

We finished off with a smaller session running  2 design Mocks (Thanks to Brian & Bali for doing this in front of  a few people online).   

Some of the content was recorded and I have clipped it together for reference.  (Click here to view).

The document Shady used to present is available here,  while my mind map on the VCDX design scenario is here. 

All presenters are mentors,  we have no knowledge on how the panelists score the defense.  We are just helping based on experience on our way to passing the VCDX.

Thanks for all you support.    Hopefully we can all get together again soon.  

Adventures in Infrastructure Design – Regular Webinar

Since passing the VCDX,  I have been helping out a lot with mentoring.

I enjoy creating blog posts, running mocks and completing design reviews. 

It is especially rewarding to see the change in design approach  and improved skillsets as people travel through the VCDX process.

As my time is  a little limited with work, and family.  I will now be running a regular  webex session on all things Infrastructure design incorporating VCDX mentoring.

This session will, at times be primarily aimed at the VCDX journey, with mocks and process discussions.  

However,  I will also be looking to discuss anything related to infrastructure design (Partner solutions,  vendors,  use cases, etc).

The biggest reward from mentoring is the continued learning process I have found myself in.  

To remain useful,  I need to understand the technologies the candidates are working with and how they relate back to  design.

I thought this material may be of interest to other people in the field and start some good discussions along the way. 

To register your interest in the first session on May 9th  please sign up here.