Prepare VMware Cloud on AWS Management Exam 2019 – Exam experience

The VMware Cloud on AWS – Software Defined Data Center exam validates skills for deploying and managing a VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure. Passing this exam will prove that you have fundamental knowledge to manage VMC SDDC and interact with AWS services.

I have passed the exam last week and sharing some tips & resources below:

Key tips:

Difference between vSphere on-premise SDDC and VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC
Difference between Hybrid linked mode & Enhanced linked mode
Difference between organization owner and organization member/user
Difference between CloudAdmin role and CloudGlobalAdmin role
Make sure to remember all the tabs & settings in SDDC
Understand sizing of VMC @
Integration of VMC with VMware Horizon & vRealize Automation
Knowledge of NSX logical networks, distributed & routed networks
Different type of vSAN datastores and difference between them
Understanding of NSX Hybrid connect( Legacy name is HCX)
Understanding the restrictions/policies while deploying VM in SDDC
How VMC is integrated with SRM? Costs & benefits
Conversion of standard cluster to stretched cluster & vice-versa
Minimum & Maximum number of hosts required to build SDDC cluster ( Standard & Stretched)
Knowledge of VMware managed services and AWS managed services

AWS Services:

Make sure you have basic conceptual knowledge of below services:

VPC: Virtual Private cloud
EC2 : Elastic compute cloud
S3 : Simple storage service
EFS : Elastic fie system
Cloud Formation Template

Important resources to refer:

Exam Blueprint:

Getting started with VMC:

VMC operations guide:


VMware cloud on AWS Lab:

If you have bandwidth go for course (Not mandatory):


This is only a management exam. No deep dive knowledge is required to pass the exam.

Good Luck!

Happy learning!!


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