VCDX – I did it my way!

13/08/2016 Lior Kamrat 1

Finally, after 2 years of hard work I can say it – I am a VCDX! After a successful second defense (and the first one to pass a remote defense), “Operation Second Shot” is over. I got the email last Friday stating I am VCDX-CMA #230

VCDX Attempt, Strike One – Part 3

04/11/2015 Lior Kamrat 1

After I talked a bit about family and friends support and shared with you some of my prep time management experience, I would like to share with you few more tips that helped me. Before talking about those, since my previous post things had changed with the VCDX certification layout. You probably know this by now but if you don’t you should read the “2016 VCDX Defense Improvements” post by Chris Colotti. Chris also wrote a post around his thoughts regarding the troubleshooting scenario removal. I totally agree with this move and I recommend you read the post. Now, that I don’t [Read More]

VCDX Attempt, Strike One – Part 2

02/11/2015 Lior Kamrat 0

In the previous post around my last VCDX attempt story, I talked about the amount of support which was given to me by my wife and the vCommunity. Now, let’s talk about some of the things around the defense preparations.   Vacation After submitting the docs, I took 3 days off, regrouped and started working on my slides. Taking only 3 days off is not ideal but knowing wife and I are about to go to an 8 days vacation in Switzerland mid-September, I wasn’t too worried about burning out. This vacation was in the right place at the right time after [Read More]

VCDX Attempt, Strike One – Part 1

01/11/2015 Lior Kamrat 0

Let me open by saying that getting Karl’s email on a Friday morning saying I wasn’t able to pass my VCDX defense this time around was a kick in the nuts – no sugar coating, it’s simple as that. I really hoped that my first VCDX post will be around success but sometimes it is what it is, no worries, this just makes me more motivated! For me, the VCDX journey is far from being over as I’m definitely going to take another shot at this bad boy next year. Although this post can easily become a collection of cliches I will [Read More]

First time a VMware vExpert, Ho behave!

29/05/2013 Lior Kamrat 1

Be selected as a vExpert is such a great honor. Being an active part of the VMware community is rewarding by itself but getting recognized for your contribution is a whole new ball game. When I started this blog all I wanted was to have some sort of technical archive for myself but rather quickly I was sucked in. The VMware community is more than just a group of super-technical people. The biggest thing that unites us is our passion for the technology and our desire to share knowledge and experience.   I would like to take the opportunity to [Read More]

The road to VCAP4-DCA..

24/05/2012 Lior Kamrat 1

Well, got this email from VMware this morning: “Dear Lior Kamrat, Thank you for your interest in the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration program!  You have met the prerequisites and are now authorized to take this exam.  To schedule this exam, please contact Pearson VUE.  It can be scheduled online or by phone.” For those of  you who are not familiar with VMware advanced exams they are pretty hard to pass and include working on live servers and not just answering multiple-choice questions. I guess all I need now to become VCAP4-DCA is to schedule the exam (i’m thinking sometime in July), [Read More]

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