Change of Direction

Sometimes at work priorities change.

Right now for me that means that my vRA studying is going to need to go on the back burner while I step into some Kubernetes sized shoes. This is both exciting and frustrating at the same time. On the one hand, learning Kubernetes is very exciting and full of a lot of diverse technologies. While on the other, I’ve spent a great deal of time working with an old version of vRA just for the purposes of the VCAP-CMA exam.

With any luck by the time I come back to it (if I do) the exam version will have been uplifted to something more recent!

So expect some Kubernetes content in the near future. Very probably a CKA study guide!

Exam Target – VCAP-CMA

While I’ve been writing up my notes from the VCP7-CMA, I’ve been plotting my next move. I have two directions of study at present, PKS & vRA. While the PKS stuff is fascinating, there’s not particularly a great amount of take up on this yet. So my intention is to move towards taking a VCAP on the CMA stream.

As I only picked up vRA fairly recently and have yet to see it in production, it makes sense (in my mind at least) to go for the Deploy first. It should reinforce the capabilities of the product for me which in turn will enable me to Design solutions based on it.

This time around I’m going to try to write up my study notes as I go rather than en masse at the end!