Virtualization

Virtualization

This Virtualization course covers the basics of the common virtualization technologies. We’ve designed this course to give students a foundational understanding of Microsoft, Hyper-V, VMware, vSphere, Citrix XenServer, AWS, and Azure. Through the use of engaging visual content, assessments, labs, and written content students learn how to install, manage, configure, and monitor different virtualization platforms.

Virtual labs

Hands-On Experience

This course provides a unique, hands-on environment that gives students the opportunity to implement the skills they are learning in real life scenarios. These labs allow students to experiment with different cloud platforms and see how their actions affect the technologies in a real-life scenario. Not only does this learning environment better prepare them for the future, it also gives them an opportunity to test new ideas and grow their overall understanding of virtualization.

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Our courseware streamlines your process as an instructor. It’s simple to integrate our courses with your current Learning Management System and personalize the settings to meet your needs. This course provides practice quizzes, as well as a final exam that emulates the certification exam to better prepare students for testing and save you time preparing and grading quizzes. Give your students the knowledge they need to pursue a career path in virtualization with this all-inclusive Introduction to Virtualization course.

Course Summary

This course is a true introduction to all major virtualization technologies including Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, AWS, and Azure. This course is unique to Ascend Education and cannot be found anywhere else. Students will come away from this course with a sturdy virtualization foundation to build upon as they prepare for possible employment as a Virtualization Architect, Virtualization Storage Engineer, or a specialist of one of the above-mentioned technologies.

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Instructor Tools

Slides

Gradebook

Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Text Lessons

Assessments

Quizzes

Practice Exam

Instructor Tools

Slides

Gradebook

Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Course Features

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs give students experience practicing and implementing the skills they will learn about in this Introduction to Virtualization course. These labs run on real hardware that enable students to develop the hands-on skills required in the virtualization industry. Within the sandbox environment, students can make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system. This is different from a simulated lab where students are led through a simulated environment that has only one solution and a single path to accomplish a given task. A student’s access to a complete software and hardware resource helps them fully engage in discovery, solution finding, and problem solving. They will be able to earn their final grade with a truly hands-on approach that prepares them for the workforce.

State-of-the-art videos

Ascend Education’s videos are engaging and present the most current content available in cloud and virtualization training. The format of our videos was designed by expert instructional designers in order to increase learning absorption; studies have shown that instructional videos that are less than 6 minutes in length result in improved learning. 

The video content for this course includes definitions, examples, comparisons, an overview of difficult topics found in the text and thorough demonstrations of what is covered in the material. This format enhances a student’s learning experience and retention, preparing them for their Introduction to Virtualization final exam and getting them job ready.

Textbook Quality Written Content

Written by leading industry experts, our online Introduction to Virtualization text material is designed to replace your textbook. The easy-to-follow structure of the text makes the life of the instructor and student easier. The detailed text lessons cover all the crucial topics necessary for students to pass their Introduction to Virtualization final exam and gain the virtualization knowledge they need in order to advance in their education and career. The written content (along with all other course material) is delivered on a professionally designed LMS that automatically tracks their progress as they complete a given section.

Assessments

This Virtualization course includes practice quizzes and a final exam prepared by industry experts. Practice quiz questions are found in each section of the course and will help students know which areas they are understanding well, and which areas they may need to work on before taking their final exam. 

The comprehensive final exam was created to help teachers assess a student’s understanding of the material from the first module to the last. Each quiz and final exam is linked to the instructor gradebook, so a teacher can track each student’s progress and have automatic grading. Instructors can also set the number of tries for each quiz to give students a chance to go back and review material if necessary. These assessments save instructors countless hours of having to prepare and grade quizzes and exams by themselves.

Easy-to-use LMS

Each course is built on our professionally designed Learning Management System (LMS). Ascend Education’s courses can fully integrate with popular LMS’s including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and others, making it easy to track progress and manage the learning success of a given student or class. All course materials are integrated using deep linking integration. In this way, it never appears to the student that they have left the “home” environment of their own LMS. In instances where a given school does not have an LMS or allows integration, Ascend is only too happy to host the course inside our own Learning Management System, including delivering all the instructor tools and helpers described here.

Instructor Slides

Instructor slides provide structure for lectures. This Introduction to Virtualization course has a downloadable slide deck that coordinates with instructional material in the course. Teachers can use the slides as they are or make any desired adjustments necessary to fit their planned lecture.       

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Course Curriculum

What’s Covered in the Virtualization Course Curriculum:

Virtualization

  • Virtualization overview.
    • How virtualization works.
    • The role and function of a hypervisor.
    • The role and function of a virtual machine.

Hyper-V

  • Hyper-V Hypervisor Management.
    • Installing Hyper-V.
    • Managing Hyper-V.
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management.
    • Creating and Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machines.
    • Managing Hyper-V Storage.
    • Managing Hyper-V Checkpoints.
    • Hyper-V Virtual Machines using PowerShell.
  • Hyper-V Virtual Networking.
    • Creating and Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Networks.
    • Optimizing Virtual Network Bandwidth.
  • Hyper-V Virtual Machine Migration
    • Manually Migrating Virtual Machines Between Hypervisors.
    • Performing a Storage Migration Between Hypervisors.
    • Performing a P2V Migration.
    • Replicating Virtual Machines Between Hypervisors.

vSphere Virtual Machine Management

  • vSphere Hypervisor Management
    • Installing and Configuring vSphere ESXi.
    • Installing and Configuring vSphere vCenter.
    • Managing a vSphere Deployment.
  • vSphere Virtual Machine Management
    • Creating and Configuring vSphere Virtual Machines.
    • Managing vSphere Virtual Machine Hardware.
    • Managing vSphere Virtual Machine Storage.
    • Configuring vSphere Templates.
    • Managing vSphere Snapshots.
  • vSphere Virtual Networking
    • vSphere Network Types.
    • Managing Physical NICs.
    • Configuring Standard vSwitches.
    • Creating and Configuring Distributed vSwitches.
    • Optimizing Virtual Networks.
  • vSphere Virtual Machine Migration
    • Virtual Machine Replication.
    • Migrating a Virtual Machine.
    • Deploying the Replication Appliance.
    • Replicating and Recovering Virtual Machines.

XenServer Virtualization

  • XenServer Hypervisor Management
    • Installing and Configuring a XenServer Hypervisor.
    • Installing and Configuring XenCenter.
    • Configuring a XenServer Hyperivsor.
    • Monitoring XenServer Performance.
  • XenServer Virtual Machine Management
    • XenServer Virtual Machines.
    • Creating and Configuring a Virtual Machine.
    • Installing a Guest Operating System.
    • Configuring XenServer Virtual Machine Settings.
    • Managing XenServer Virtual Machine Storage.
    • Configuring XenServer Virtual Machine Snapshots.
    • Configuring XenServer Virtual Machine Templates.
    • Moving Virtual Machines Between Hypervisors.
  • XenServer Virtual Networking
    • Creating an External Network.
    • Creating a Single-Server Private Network.

Cloud Based Virtualization

  • Cloud Computing Overview.
    • Cloud-Based Virtualization.
    • Creating a Virtual Machine in the Cloud.
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Frequently Asked Questions

No, this is an introductory course that gives a foundational understanding of a few different vendors, such as Hyper-V, Vsphere and XenServer.

 We can provide a certificate of completion upon request.

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