Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cisco CCNA Cloud and CCNP Cloud Are Here!

 cisco associate level, ccna cloud, ccnp cloud, exam, it certificationHave you heard the latest news from Cisco? The company has just announced the new track: cloud. That’s what we call starting the summer right! So far, Cisco has announced 2 credentials CCNA Cloud and CCNP Cloud, and there are probably more to come. The first CCNA Cloud exam is already available, and more information on CCNP Cloud will be available by August 2015.

This is indeed an exciting news and the demand for these credentials is huge. There’s little wonder as more and more companies switch to the cloud. And with the long-overdue debate about the public, private and hybrid cloud and all that confusion that surrounds this area of technology, these companies are looking to hire cloud professionals with proven skill set and track record. This is why the new Cisco credentials are a great way to get the validation of your expertise in the cloud, as well as to deepen your skills and understanding of Cisco cloud technology. Now, let’s take a closer look at both credentials to see what we know so far.

CCNA Cloud

CCNA Cloud certification is a job role focused certification that helps Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, and Network Engineers to develop, advance, and validate their cloud skill set, and enables them to help their IT organization meet changing business demands from technology transitions. This associate-level certification will help candidates obtain the skills to perform entry-level provisioning and support of Cisco cloud solutions. Learn from the only company that has an end-to-end Cloud and Intercloud story.

To become a CCNA Cloud, candidates need to pass two exams, of which only one is available (as of June 2015):

  • 210-451 CLDFND              Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)
  • 210-455 CLDADM            Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM), more info to come in July 2015.

CCNP Cloud

CCNP Cloud certification is expected to be launched this month, and the prerequisite for it is having achieved the CCNA Cloud. This professional level credential is targeted at Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Designers, and Architects working in Data Centers. This program delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to design, provision, automate and manage Cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployments. Learn from the only company that has an end-to-end Cloud and Intercloud story.

CCNP Cloud Exams (more information will be released in August)

  • 300-504 CLDINF               Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)
  • 300-505 CLDDES               Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)
  • 300-506 CLDAUT              Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)
  • 300-507 CLDDACI            Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDDACI)

ExamCollection will keep updating you as soon as new information starts coming in. We are excited about these certifications (both of which are set to become Cisco’s next best-sellers), and we’re looking forward to your success stories once the certifications become widely available.

VMware Retires Multiple VCA and VCP Exams This Fall

vmware, vca, vcp, it certification, retiring examsThis is going to be an eventful fall for VMware, as well as for everyone working towards their VMware certifications, namely the VCA and VCP. You have probably heard about the release of the new VMware Certified Associate 6 (VCA6) and VMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6) exams and certifications. So now VMware has announced the retirement of several older exams and certifications in the coming months. So, if you’ve been planning to take the old versions of exams, get on it NOW!

On September 30, 2015, VMware retires 2 exams:

  • VCAC510: VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud) Exam and Certification
  • VCAW510: VMware Certified Associate – Workforce Mobility (VCA-WM) Exam and Certification

On November 30, 2015, VMware retires the following exams:

  • VCAD510: VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV) Exam and Certification
  • VCAN610: VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCA-NV) Exam and Certification
  • VCP510: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Exam
  • Note: You can still earn VCP5-DCV Certification by passing the VCP550 exam. There is no planned retirement date for that exam at this time.
  • VCPD510: VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT) Exam and Certification
  • VCP510-DT: VMware View Exam
  • VCPC610: VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP6-Cloud) Exam and Certification
  • VCPD610: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6-DT) Exam and Certification
  • VCPN610: VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) Exam and Certification


If you already hold one of the retiring VCP certifications, it will remain as active on your transcript as long as you recertify every two years (see the recertification policy for details). Remember that you do not have to recertify for VCA credentials.

Need more information about the new VMware  vSphere6 certifications and exams? Be sure to check this blog post!

Latest IBM Certification: Tivoli Netcool/Impact V7.1 Deployment Professional

certification, ibm certified deployment professional tivoli netcoolimpact v7 1, examHave you heard that IBM has recently launched a new certification for those working with Tivoli Netcool/Impact V7.1 solutions? Now you can spice up your profile with the credential of IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Tivoli Netcool/Impact V7.1. Sounds good?

According to IBM, an IBM Certified Deployment Professional – Tivoli Netcool/Impact V7.1 is an individual who has demonstrated the ability to implement and support an IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact V7.1. This person is proficient in various aspects of Tivoli Netcool/Impact V7.1

But wait… what is IBM® Tivoli® Netcool® Impact?

Tivoli® Netcool® Impact is enterprise and network management software from IBM®. It automates the support of business-critical functions. IBM® Tivoli® Netcool® Impact helps enrich events with business context, provides an integrated view of data from multiple sources in context and enables custom automations.

Tivoli Netcool Impact provides users with convenience of the following features:

  • Collecting and injecting contextual details into events, incidents and problems.
  • Correlating and displaying information from multiple sources to enable operations to make quick decisions or take action.
  • Initiating or automating action based on the current state of events and logical policies.

IBM® Tivoli® Netcool® Impact is a popular enterprise solution, so achieving this new IBM certification opens up multiple career opportunities. To achieve this credential, you only need to take one exam: C9560-524 – IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact V7.1 Implementation. The C9560-524 exam consists of 69 questions, which candidates have to complete in 90 minutes. The passing score for the IBM C9560-524 exam is 72%, and at the moment the exam is only available in English. There has been no information released as to whether and when the exam will be available in other languages.

IBM C9560-524 exam objectives are divided into the following sections:

  • Section 1: Planning
  • Section 2: Installation
  • Section 3: Configuration
  • Section 4: Development
  • Section 5: Administration
  • Section 6: Performance Tuning and Problem Determination

For a full spectrum of IBM C9560-524 exam objectives, click here.

Some of you will also be delighted to know that IBM has released the course to prepare for this certification exam. While this isn’t the option for everyone (you know what we think about most of those ‘official’ courses), you can find detailed information about the IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact 7.1 Administration and Implementation (course number: TN045G) here.

This course lasts 4 days and teaches IBM C9560-524 exam candidates to deploy and administer IBM Tivoli Netcool/Impact through practice exercises. The course is designed specifically for anyone who might be technically responsible for the design and implementation of Netcool/Impact, a highly scalable analytics engine that adds event and service enrichment and business impact analysis for event data. You should expect exposure to all fundamental elements of Netcool/Impact with a focus on developing policies within the Netcool/Impact product and exploring the features that enhance the visualization, usability, and integration functions. The visualization enhancements are facilitated by the integration of the IBM Dashboard Application Services Hub, which is part of Jazz™ for Service Management, and Netcool/Impact features such as the UI data provider.

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Brand New Oracle GoldenGate 12c Exam Is Here!

oracle, new exam, oracle goldengate 12c certified implementation specialist, beta exams, it certification examOracle has released a brand new exam for Oracle GoldenGate 12c Certified Implementation Specialist certification. Coded as 1Z1-447, it is currently available in beta version. The exam has been validated against Oracle GoldenGate 12c.

Currently the exam is available in beta version, which is a great chance to be one of the first to pass this highly anticipated exam.

But first, what is GoldenGate 12c?

Oracle GoldenGate is replication software, which is very easy to configure and deploy it in large scale environment. With the success of the previous versions of GoldenGate, the 12c version has become one of the most anticipated releases of the year. And from what we see so far, it’s most definitely worth the hype.

Both according to Oracle and independent professionals, with the introduction of the new features in Oracle GoldenGate 12c, the configuration and management of replication has become much easier. It provides support for Oracle 12c multitenant database, more secure authentication and much better performance management options. Most of these features however require the database to be at version or above.

These are some of the most distinctive features of Oracle GoldenGate 12c:

  1. Replication: Coordinated Mode
  2. Replication: Integrated Mode
  3. Multitenant Support: 12c Database –
  4. Security: Credential store
  5. Security: Wallet and Master Key
  6. DDL Replication: Native Capture
  7. Installation: Using Oracle Universal Installer (OUI).
  8. Enhanced character set conversion
  9. Remote task data type support
  10. Enhanced timezone conversion
  11. CSN-based transaction filtering
  12. Automatic discard file creation

As Oracle GoldenGate 12c holds a huge potential, you should consider being one of the first to take the new exam. While beta exams may be tricky, the scoring is usually forgiving, so you can end up with an even better score (compared to a regular exam). The beta version of 1Z1-447 exam lasts 2.5-3 hours and costs € 43.  The exam has 120-150 multiple-choice questions (depending on the version) that cover the following topics:

 Oracle GoldenGate (OGG) Overview

  •     Describe OGG functional overview and common topologies
  •     Describe OGG Veridata and Management Pack functionality
  •     Describe the difference between real-time data integration replication and Data Manipulation Language (DML) replication

Architecture Overview

  •     Describe OGG components
  •     Create the two types of Capture processes for Oracle database
  •     Create the three types of Replicat processes
  •     Explain the difference between an Extract and Pump, and local and remote trails
  •     Configure OGG’s process recovery mechanism

Install and Configure OGG

  •     Download and Install OGG, and differentiate between various installers (zip, OUI, tar)
  •     Synchronize source and target databases with the Initial Load
  •     Prepare database for OGG CDC and check databases with OGG schema check script
  •     Configure OGG Replication component parameter files
  •     Configure the OGG Command Interface to create OGG processes
  •     Describe how to identify and resolve issues in heterogeneous replication, and provide appropriate solutions
  •     Configure OGG utilities


  •     Describe and compare GLOBALS versus MANAGER parameters
  •     Create solutions using component parameters for replication requirements
  •     Install OGG parameters
  •     Explain and identify parameters specific for non-Oracle databases

Mapping and Transformation Overview

  •     Implement use cases for transformation functions
  •     Implement macros

Configuration Options

  •     Describe OGG configuration options (Data Definition Language (DDL), compression and encryption options)
  •     Configure OGG event actions based on use cases
  •     Troubleshoot conflict detection and resolution
  •     Configure Integrated Capture, Replicat, and deployment options

Managing and Monitoring Oracle GoldenGate

  •     Manage OGG command and data security
  •     Implement and troubleshoot OGG Monitoring
  •     Explain the configuration and management of the  Enterprise Manager 12c plug-in
  •     Implement and troubleshoot OGG Veridata

Interested? Start preparing for the new Oracle GoldenGate 12c exam today. Visit ExamCollection for latest Oracle braindumps.