VCAP7 CMA Design Study Guide

This page is dedicated to providing information for the VCAP7-CMA Design exam. If you’ve read previous posts that I’ve written about study, you’ll know that I’m a firm beleiver that learning only happens when we have context. As such, I have started by creating a problem to be solved. This can be found under the ‘use case’ link below. This will provide context to the objectives and help provide relevance to the information provided.

As objectives such as 1.1 ‘Gather and Analyze Business Requirements’ are addressed, the use case will be updated. So be sure to refer back as required. In addition, documentation in addition to the blog posts will be created and made available.

  • Use Case

  • Objective 1 - Create a vRealize Automation Conceptual Design
  • Objective 2 - Create a vRealize Automation Logical Design
  • Objective 3 - Design a vRealize Automation Management Infrastructure
    • Objective 3.1 - Consider vRealize Automation Deployment Characteristics
    • Objective 3.2 - Design a vRealize Automation Backup
    • Objective 3.3 - Incorporate the use of additional products and tools into a vRealize Automation Design
  • Objective 4 - Design vRealize Automation Tenants
    • Objective 4.1 - Determine Use Cases for Multi-Tenancy
    • Objective 4.2 - Determine identity source requirements for a tenancy design
    • Objective 4.3 - Choose an authentication mechanism based on requirements
    • Objective 4.4 - Assign system wide and tenant specific roles based on administrative functions
    • Objective 4.5 - Represent an Organization Structure with Business Groups
    • Objective 4.6 - Identify a Notification Design based on Requirements
  • Objective 5 - Create a vRealize Automation Resource Design
    • Objective 5.1 - Provide an Endpoint Design
    • Objective 5.2 - Compute Resource Design
    • Objective 5.3 – Provide a Fabric Group Design
    • Objective 5.4 – Provide a Network Profile Design
    • Objective 5.5 – Provide a Reservation Design
  • Objective 6 - Create a vRealize Automation Blueprint Design
    • Objective 6.1 – Provide a Custom Property Design
    • Objective 6.2 – Provide an IaaS Blueprint Design
    • Objective 6.3 – Evaluate XaaS capabilities for use with a given design
  • Objective 7 - Complete an Extensibility Design
    • Objective 7.1 – Address functional requirements that cannot be delivered through out of the box functionality
    • Objective 7.2 – Design Event Broker Integration
  • Objective 8 - Complete a Catalog Design
    • Objective 8.1 MYSTERY BOX
    • Objective 8.2 – Determine entitlements needed for a given design
    • Objective 8.3 – Determine approval policy requirements for a given design