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Learn how to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot VMware vSphere® 6.5 in just five days. On this accelerated VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] course, you'll get your own dedicated server with 24-hour lab access and official course material - including hands-on lab training covering VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter® Server™ 6.5.
This course will prepare you to administer vSphere infrastructure for an organisation of any size. You'll also learn how to:
Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique combines both theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on skills. This approach will accelerate your learning and ensure you can apply your new knowledge as soon as possible.
This course is aimed at system administrators and system engineers looking to further their understanding of vSphere infrastructure.
On this accelerated course, you'll be prepared for and sit the vSphere 6 Foundations and VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV) exams. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
1. Course Introduction
2. Introduction to vSphere and the Software-Defined Data Center
3. Creating Virtual Machines
4. vCenter Server
5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
6. Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
7. Virtual Machine Management
8. Resource Management and Monitoring
9. vSphere HA, vSphere Fault Tolerance, and Protecting Data
10. vSphere DRS
11. vSphere Update Manager
You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:
In this exam, you'll be tested on the following topics:
Additional exam information:
In this exam, you'll be tested on the following topics:
Additional exam information:
You, and every other student, will be assigned your own dedicated server with 24-hour access during the course. You'll perform all labs on exactly the same hardware you find in a real data centre. This means you can 'get your hands dirty', by revisiting labs and working at your own pace, without time constraints or distractions.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
Firebrand recommend you possess:
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on +32 (0)2 234 77 05 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
When do you want to sit your accelerated course?
Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 70.652 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"The training was very good and I feel extremely confident going in to my next exam."
Anonymous - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (2/7/2018 to 6/7/2018)
"The instructor was amazing and the labs were great. My 11th and last time at Firebrand as part of the apprenticeship scheme.
The course itself was very advanced but really enjoyed the content. "
Anonymous, Gamma - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"Firebrand training was really good and I like the format. Learning was at a fast and hard pace but as this is all you are doing for a week it really sinks in. The instructor was very enthusiastic and kept us all involved."
Harry Courtney-Buddle, OCSL. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"The perfect way to get certified fast.
Friendly environment and professional instructors.
Hard but satisfying work.
Thank you all firebrand team!"
Alexander de Vries, Infrastructure Specialist. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (11/9/2017 to 15/9/2017)
"A great experience with a huge amount of knowledge gained. Partly due to a great instructor."
Simon Jones. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (6/6/2016 to 10/6/2016)
"The facilities were good and the material was well presented.
The instructor had a great depth of knowledge and kept me focused and involved throughout the whole course."
Adam Coverdale, CWL Systems Ltd. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (6/6/2016 to 10/6/2016)
"Liked the course which was quite a complicated one to complete in 5 days.
Still our instructor was able to jam-pack everything in and even get us to remember most of it."
B.v.N. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (4/4/2016 to 8/4/2016)
"Dedicated and full focus 24h study. Instructor available 8-19. All basic needs are taken care of, it is like on a All inclusive vacation. Exhausting and definitely not suited for all but I love the concept! Definitely will take a look at Firebrands offerings when training needs arise next time."
kenneth mänty . - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Everything is organised to focus on learning with all the potential needs. "
Floris Peiren. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Course was like drinking from a firehose. Loads of information rapidly fired at you, but extremly informative. "
P.S.. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Very intensive training. I have learned a lot in just one week, maybe to much to handle in such short time.
There was a lot of reading material, and many hours of teaching. "
Lasse Nicolajsen , Zitcom A/S. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Intense but very good training. "
Lasse Melsaeter , Nextron AS. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Intensive, focused training."
M.D.H.. - VMware® vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] (5 days) (19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015)
"Fast, challenging, good value."
Anonymous - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Intensive training with an extremely good instructor!... "
Henrik Pedersen , Fujitsu. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Good instructor. Learned a lot."
Vegard Bingen , Euro Engineering AS & ABB. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (2/2/2015 to 6/2/2015)
"Another enjoyable and useful experience with Firebrand"
Paul Harper , ABtec. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"Fast paced but informative and entertaining. I learnt a lot this week. Very good food and accommodation!"
Mark Richter. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"Well taught by the instructor. You cannot learn all this just by your own investigation."
Martin DewHattens, HP. - VMware® vSphere 5.5 (VCP) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)
"Good training. I have learned very much in a short time."
Frank Lute. - ISO 27001 Lead Implementer (3 days) (19/11/2018 to 21/11/2018)
"Great organisation and amazing trainer. I enjoyed it very much!"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)
"The trainer is a great instructor"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)
"Good training experience in the Netherlands."
Anonymous. - Cisco CCNA Cloud (6 days) (28/10/2018 to 2/11/2018)
"Great training experience, good facilities. The instructor quite experienced with useful practical knowledge and provided good guidance. I will recommend the firebrand boot-camp."
Adey Awotedu, Mr. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"The training fitted to my expectations and exceeded in some aspects as well."
Anonymous. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"The courses are very intense, literally a boot camp!! The best part is the experience of the Instructors who offer a blend of field experience and theory in the teaching. It makes a difference to understand the concepts! "
L.J, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (29/10/2018 to 31/10/2018)
"This is a very well organised training, but prepare yourself, this is an intensif course from which youll get so much !!"
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® PMP® Certification (5 days) (18/6/2018 to 22/6/2018)
"Thanks for this intensive and quite productive training session !"
Alain Dedeurwaerder. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (22/5/2018 to 24/5/2018)
"Great Training Provider, very professional and highly skilled trainer. Effective and efficient approach, with added value.
Thank you for this awesome experience."
Y.J.V., NATO. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (14/5/2018 to 17/5/2018)
"Very pleased with the experience, will certainly do it again and recommend it! "
R.T.. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (12/5/2018 to 16/5/2018)
"Exactly what I was hoping for: a complete overview into green belt/ lean six sigma with tools & methodologies. Intense but rewarding.
Very knowledgeable instructor, who brought in many examples from real life- just excellent!"
Matteo de Padova, Johnson & Johnson. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (7/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)
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Anonymous - EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI v9) (5 days) (16/4/2018 to 20/4/2018)
"The knowledge and professionalism of the instructor, supporting and replaying all our question is really amazing.
The Ruwenberg hotel is really nice and the service on the hotel fantastic.
Overall, I've had a fantastic experience."
David Alonso. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018)
"Good environment for a training, professional people."
Anonymous - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (9/4/2018 to 11/4/2018)
"First time in Benelux and have been impressed by the facilities, supportive and friendly staff of both the hotel and Firebrand. A lot of material to cover however, the instructor equips you with experience and knowledge to build upon. "
Jeremy Green, Firebrand Training. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (9/4/2018 to 13/4/2018)
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J.C.. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (5/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)
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Ben Farhangui, Worldline. - Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt (10 days) (5/3/2018 to 14/3/2018)
"Firebrand promises and delivers highly trained instructors, modern teaching methods and a good infrastructure. It is a great opportunity for anyone who cares about having a qualitative training process.
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Yahya Alazri. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/1/2018 to 2/2/2018)
"It is a very hard training and I don't think it's suitable for complete beginners in networking.
Our instructor was very competent and the location was excellent."
Christian Dietrich. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/12/2017 to 10/12/2017)
"Great overall experience, very experienced instructor with an amazing ability to explain. Highly recommended. "
Milan Seman. - Six Sigma Master Black Belt (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)
"Doing the Black Belt training with Firebrand was very good. Organisation and time for the training were well elaborated. Instructor was excellent! "
Barbara Hedler. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (9/12/2017 to 13/12/2017)
"The training was very useful and will help me in my day to day job of application of tools and training delivery.
Thanks to the trainer for being such a vast resource of knowledge and for making that available!"
T.R. - Six Sigma Master Black Belt (5 days) (16/10/2017 to 20/10/2017)
"I attended the CEH course at De Ruwenberg Hotel. Since it was the first time I attended a course in order to be certified in something related to my professional field, I did not know what to expect. Luckily for me, I didn't turn out to be a twelve-hours-a-day boring and endless course. Thanks to the instructor, the lessons went smoothly and were very entertaining, but without forgetting the main purpose of the course: pass the exam! For this, he proved that he knew what he was talking about, focusing on what was important and always providing practical situations.
De Ruwenberg is the perfect hotel to organize these kind of events. Kind staff, quality facilities and surrounded by nature. Firebrand has its own house at the hotel, also with quality facilities, computer rooms with all the software that you might need already installed, snacks and beberages so that you dont have to worry about anything, just learn!
In the end I passed the exam and I can say I am CEH certified ! Thank you Firebrand !
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)
"16 hours a day of packed and intense learning but still a big smile at the end and still asking for more."
Stephane Giuliani, Amadeus Data Processin. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (2/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)
"It was a very intensive and helpful training. I learned a lot of helpful tools. My objective was to better understand my customers. I reached my objective. "
Nora Bernhardt, Freelance Communication trainer. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (28/8/2017 to 1/9/2017)
"It was a hard but good course - a lot of information and a good teacher. We did a lot of practical work and it was nice to see the output of all the theoretical knowledge out of the book. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (14/8/2017 to 17/8/2017)
"The 5 days MSP training with the foundation, practitioner and advanced practitioner examinations is a demanding but great learning experience. The Firebrand trainer knows to keep a perfect balance between the theory, real life examples and experiences as well as preparation tips for the certification exams, which ensures a high certification rate (and thus a great return on the investment)"
G.H. . - AXELOS MSP® Foundation, Practitioner & Advanced Practitioner (5 days) (3/7/2017 to 7/7/2017)
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Graham Morgan, Spatial Consultants Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (10/7/2017 to 18/7/2017)
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