VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Management and Automation Design 2022

Hi vAdmins, Let’s have a look at the “Professional VMware NSX-T Data Center” exam.

Recently I took the exam 2V0-41.20 and I passed this exam on my 1st attempt 😉

I would like to share my experience with you.

Examination level and audience.

See the exam preparation guide for all specific details about this specific exam.

Minimally Qualified Candidate

The minimally qualified candidate should have 6 months or more experience installing, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NSX-T Data Center 3.0 solutions. Candidates should be knowledgeable of the features, functions, and architectures of NSX-T. They should have at least 6 months hands-on experience with Linux and KVM. They should have 1 year of experience working in IT and with VMware vSphere and its command line. The successful candidate will likely hold additional industry-recognized IT certifications or accreditation. The MQC should have all the knowledge contained in the exam sections listed below.

The 2V0-41.20 exam is a 70-item exam, with a passing score of 300 using a scaled method. Candidates are given an appointment time of 135 minutes, which includes an adequate time to complete the exam for non-native English speakers.

Exam Sections

VMware exam blueprint sections are now standardized to the seven sections below, some of which may NOT be included in the final exam blueprint depending on the exam objectives.

Section 1 – Architecture and Technologies
Section 2 – Products and Solutions
Section 3 – Planning and Designing
Section 4 – Installing, Configuring, and Setup
Section 5 – Performance-tuning, Optimization, and Upgrades Section 6 – Troubleshooting and Repairing

Section 7 – Administrative and Operational Tasks

This blueprint provides clear guidelines regarding the focus of this Design exam. These guidelines will help you determine which components you should focus your study on.

How to prepare for the 2V0-41.20 exam?

A good starting point is to set up a LAB environment. In case you don’t have the capability of a LAB environment, you can always consult VMware Hands on Labs . There is a great LAB available, called: HOL-2225-01-NET-MYVMW-HOL 2 hrs 30 mins).

Besides hands on experience and practice with the HOL, I definitely recommend following an official VMware course. I took the VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V4.X] – On Demand course and this course which is an excellent fit for this preparation.

I really like this VCP exam including it’s format because this exam tests your knowledge in accordance with the exam blueprint.

Basic knowledge about VMware NSX is definitely required including basic troubleshooting and network knowledge. If you do not yet feel comfortable enough to sir for this exam then I recommend taking the time to follow an official course.

Recommended Courses

VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.2]

Recommended Resources

Here are some useful sites/blogs which I consulted for the preparation of this exam.

Exam Delivery

There is a proctored and online exam available, delivered through Pearson VUE. 

This exam can be found and booked via the SSO Pearson VU mange exams tool, which will redirected your VMware account to Pearson VU. You can find this tool the menu of my learn.vmware.com. Browse to VMware Learning>myEnrollments>.

The exam 2V0-41.20 retiring soon on July 31, 2023. From now on you can book the exam 2V0.41.23, which is based on VMware NSX 4.x.

This new exam is based the same format. Consult the Blueprint for more details.

Good luck all, with your exam preparation!

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