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    Default Best study guide with online labs?

    What is the best paid study guide with online labs that I can click and learn with? I'm looking for something that will help with VCP. I'm also going to start working on an MCSA as well. I know VMWare has online learning, but its crazy expensive. Anything out there for around $500 that includes online labs?
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    Stanly.edu.

    The same material as the crazy expensive learning but it is part of the of the ViTA program.


    https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/pl...513&ui=www_edu

    I paid 185 for the class and 65 for the physical books. Do a search in the forums for stanly and you will find threads and info about them. There is also a stanly employee that frequents TE.
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    You'll need to meet the training requirement - by taking training with VMware, a VATC partner, or a VITA partner (only if paying for the training yourself).

    You'll get labs as part of that training.

    For longer-term lab access, VMware have free HOLs, or you could build up a virtual lab yourself on a single physical system and evaluation software.
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    Yh I recommend buying a server or highend pc and build the labs using VCP6 the CBT Nuggets videos. The online labs are feel a bit slow.
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    https://itpro.tv/ have VCP6-DCV training:
    https://itpro.tv/course-library/vmwa...nal-6-vcp6dcv/
    Their Premium subscription includes Practice Labs and Transcender Practice exams.
    Premium subscription are for whole their courses, which includes MCSA and MCSE exap preps with same bundle: labs end practice exams.
    You practically always can found ~30% discount coupon for their subscription.

    For VCP6-DCV studing, IMHO Pluralsight courses: Foundation(Exam #2V0-620) and VCP6-DCV(Exam #2V0-621) are better choice.
    https://app.pluralsight.com/paths/ce...-6-foundations
    https://app.pluralsight.com/paths/ce.../vsphere-6-dcv
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    I am a big fan of HoL (and built VCAP test simulators for it) but you start out with a complete environment and you're restricted to what you can do - like no upgrades, no new components (standalone Edge Services Gateway I'm looking at you).

    I have a desktop I built a few years ago with an i7-4770k CPU and 32GB RAM. On Sunday I took a leftover 240GB SSD from a laptop upgrade I helped someone with a couple years ago, put it in a USB3 enclosure and built a 2-host NSX 6.3 lab on VMware Workstation*

    All of my VMware licenses came from the vExpert program but you can sign up for VMUG Advantage ($200) for all the licenses (1-yr) or (assuming you don't want NSX) use the eval licenses (30 day? 60 day?) from VMware's Trial program.


    *I actually tried this on a RAID5 USB3 enclosure from TerraMaster but performance was... lacking

    I
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