Last month VMware has finally released vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist exam (2VB-602). Going by the quote “VMware vRealize Operations 2017 Specialist is a technical professional who plans, manages and helps scale software-defined data center (SDDC) and multi-cloud environments through unified monitoring, automated performance management, cloud planning and capacity optimization. The badge holder helps organizations streamline and automate IT operations from applications to infrastructure across physical, virtual and cloud environments“
Eligibility Criteria & Prepration:
Anyone aspiring for this exam should hold a valid VMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6) or later version for any solution track (e.g., VCP6.5-DCV, VCP6-NV, VCP7-CMA). It is also recommended to attend VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] course but is not a mandatory requirement. However for someone new to vROps should undergo this training and take full advantage of the course content because many questions in the exam were revolving around topics which are covered in this training module. So it is a good idea to go through this course which is available in Classroom as well as Video ILT format. Also it is highly recommended to check Exam Prep Guide which has almost all the study material required for this exam.
I will highly recommend to practice vROps ICM course content in a lab setup as well and explore all options available while configuring & managing objects in vROps.
Unlike other exams for which you need to visit an examination center this exam is online which means one can spare few hours to complete this exam. One has to answer 60 questions in 180 minutes and passing score is 300. There were few tricky questions which blew my mind and took comparatively longer time to figure out, so time management is very crucial in this exam. I’m happy that I passed the exam with a good score.
I wanted to share my exam experience because there are many IT professionals who are extensively working on vRealize Operations Manager and this exam can be a good bet for them to showcase their skills.
With this I end this blog…. I hope it helps and motivate people to appear for this exam… till then Happy Reading 🙂