VMware virtual networking and security

ch1vasch1vas Posts: 81Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi folds,

I have been studying for my CCNA Security for quite a while now. I don't think I'll get it done this year anymore.. because...I get more and more sidetracked by network and security visualization topics. Since I was given the opportunity to work on VMware related work in my job, I started to love the work. I probably will set the CCNA Security aside for now and pickup these topics for studying:
VMware vCloud Networking & Security: Software-Defined Network Virtualization - United States

Unfortunately I won't be able to afford any kind of VMware training which is required to get certified icon_sad.gif. My question is do you guys know any resources to get started with it (vcloud-network-security)? Maybe books and Lab books to setup a LAB and practice? The beauty about Cisco was that I could buy the books, buy the training videos, self study until I was ready for the exam without having to spend thousands of dollars on actual courses.

Thanks,
Goal 2013: CCENT (x); CCNA(x); Security+(x); ITIL Foundation ( )

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  • IsmaeljrpIsmaeljrp Posts: 480Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I just checked out the certification page, and there is no such thing as a VMware vCloud Networking & Security cert.

    You can start by training towards the VMware VCA-Cloud. There is no training requirement.
  • ch1vasch1vas Posts: 81Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ismaeljrp wrote: »
    I just checked out the certification page, and there is no such thing as a VMware vCloud Networking & Security cert.

    You can start by training towards the VMware VCA-Cloud. There is no training requirement.

    Thanks!
    Goal 2013: CCENT (x); CCNA(x); Security+(x); ITIL Foundation ( )
  • odysseyeliteodysseyelite Posts: 500Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Ismaeljrp wrote: »
    I just checked out the certification page, and there is no such thing as a VMware vCloud Networking & Security cert.

    You can start by training towards the VMware VCA-Cloud. There is no training requirement.

    Give it a few more months. There is talk about a networking track at vmware. With 5.5 being released its all about NSX.
    Currently reading: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 664Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Give it a few more months. There is talk about a networking track at vmware. With 5.5 being released its all about NSX.

    "Coming soon": Certification Roadmap
    VCP2 / VCP3 / VCP4 / VCP5 / VCAP4-DCA / VCI / vExpert 2010-2012
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  • notheorynotheory Posts: 31Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Very nice.
    Any guestimate what the course will cost?
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,778Mod Mod
    It's in the Associate (VCA) tier. All others are $120 before discounts.
  • odysseyeliteodysseyelite Posts: 500Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Hope to see the VCP-NV out in the next couple of months. I'm guessing it will cost about 200 bucks like other VCP exams.

    I'm not going to bother with the VCA exams because I think they are garage and don't provide value. IMO, any certs that allow you to take at home have no traction in the real world. I hate seeing VMware going down this road.
    Currently reading: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 664Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    People have been talking about wanting VMware to offer a "free" (in the sense of training) foundation-level certification for the 8 years I've been working in this field...
    VCP2 / VCP3 / VCP4 / VCP5 / VCAP4-DCA / VCI / vExpert 2010-2012
    Blog - http://vmwaretraining.blogspot.com
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