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Intro Somewhat unbelievably it’s been near enough a month since I last blogged, where I wrote about my TOGAF9 total immersion experience.  It’s been a hectic few weeks for me both in and out of work hence the delay in this post.  Previous readers will remember my series of blogs about my experience of Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power WithinMore...
Intro I had every intention of writing the next Tony Robbins #UPW post last weekend, but later on in the week decided to take, erm, a “minor diversion”.  I knew I had some time out and wanted to get as much as possible out of it…   TOGAF (The Open Group’s Architecture Framework for those unfamiliar) certification is something I’veMore...
Intro Here we have post 2 in the series about my recent trip to Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within (#UPW), which covers the bits that resonated most with me on day 1.  Tony introduced some key concepts here, many of which were built upon throughout the remainder of the seminar.   The tone is set very quickly, your attentionMore...
Intro Those of you that read my "What on earth is Human Optimisation" post will know (all of you, of course) that I’ve spent the past four days down in London at the ExCeL with a couple of my closest friends.  I was there to attend the highly acclaimed event Unleash the Power Within (#UPW) by the unbelievable human thatMore...
VCIX = Achieved So first things first - I've been very quiet on here over the last fortnight.  This was purely down to focusing my out of work activities on preparing for the VCAP6-DCV exam, which I sat on Friday.  Thankfully my efforts were sufficient and I was able to clear the exam with a score of 408.  I mustMore...
Another daily check script? I’ve recently been heavily involved in a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) design / implementation / migration project for a customer, which has presented quite a few automation opportunities.  I’ve written 4 or 5 scripts during this project, the most recent being a “Daily Check” script for the environment.  I know there are lots of these alreadyMore...
Introductory ramblings My objectives for the coming months (from a technical perspective at least) are centred on expanding my Hybrid Cloud knowledge/experience.  I feel this is absolutely the only real way to "do" cloud.  Full-scale public cloud is in my opinion an expensive pipe dream for anything but startups.  Even then it may not necessarily be the best approach.  Conversely notMore...
In-Exam Pointers So part 1 was all about your pre-exam study prep.  Part 2 nicely summarised those resources and finally this one completes the trio.  While on the topic of part 2 I did close saying I'd have this post up on Tuesday.   It's definitely now Wednesday (just about!)  All I can say is work "happened" the last couple of days so I didn'tMore...
I’m one of those people who on the quiet really enjoys (I know…) the scripting aspect of working with Infrastructure and Cloud technologies.  What started out as writing VBscript logon scripts to map printers and drives on Windows XP with Windows 2003 DC’s (i.e. pre-GPP days) really has come a long way.  There was always something satisfying about getting theMore...
So as promised in part 1 here we have a much more condensed post, to list out the study resources I used in preparing for the VCAP6-DCV Design. If you haven't read that one yet do that first for context as you won't find much of that here.  Go now...! Blueprint - including the docs referenced in each objective DoMore...