If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me mention that I’m (finally!) preparing to sit the VMware VCAP-DCA exam in about a week. I took the recommended troubleshooting class about a year ago, but recently decided to review the material by taking the VMware vSphere Troubleshooting course from TrainSignal. I’m about halfway into the course so far, and have been so pleased with it that I decided to write up a quick blog post about my experience.
First, TrainSignal has done a great job of identifying courses that VMware professionals need, and delivers them with intelligence. Purchasing the course gives you a number of different options to review the material both online and off. Secondly, David Davis, the presenter/teacher of the Troubleshooting course, does a great job of working through the material in a way that is engaging and insightful. David speaks very clearly and seems to be honestly excited about the topics he’s teaching. There’s no mumbling or boring rambling here, every minute of the course is just as bright and clear as the one before it. Third, David is very down to earth and straightforward. There’s a couple of spots where he’s made a mistake, like when working from the command line as an example, and he takes the time to explain that mistakes happen & no one is perfect. I think little things like that bring a friendly, human touch to the material and adds to the overall engagement. Fourth, and finally, the online presentation viewer does a great job of dealing with Internet connection interruptions (switching between wifi & hard wire, or public to VPN as an example), the fast forward/rewind functions are smooth and seamless, and the chapter separations work great.
Overall, I’ve been extremely pleased with the Troubleshooting course from TrainSignal, and highly recommend it to anyone who’d like to brush up on their knowledge and skills before taking the VCAP-DCA.
Note: I’m under no financial obligation or agreement with TrainSignal to post this review, and have not received any form of financial compensation.