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The VCDX Podcast

Going for the VCDX certification can seem, at first, overwhelming. It doesn't have to be! Join Simon Long (VCDX #105) on this bi-weekly podcast, as he interviews guests; a mixture of VCDX panelists, mentors or others working towards the certification. Whether you are looking for the latest VCDX news and updates, or tips and words of advice for your design or the defense, this is the podcast for you.

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EP7 – If At First You Don’t Succeed

In episode seven of The VCDX Podcast, we’ll be offering some advice on ways to recover from failing your latest VCDX certification attempt. News & Updates There will be a VCDX Workshop at the Boston VMUG UserCon on Wednesday, September 25th. Register here for the VCDX Workshop Interview Notes & Links This week’s special guest is Mike Brown (VCDX #71) Q&A AS always, if you have any questions you want answering on the Podcast, please send them to me via the two options below: My Twitter account: https://twitter.com/simonlong_ Or find me on The VCDX Prep Slack Team I’m always looking for feedback and ways to improve the podcast, so please, contact me with any thoughts and feedback you might have. If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to subscribe (using the links below) and let others know about it on social media. Related posts: What Is The VCDX Podcast? EP13 – Defending Remotely EP8 – Expect The Unexpected EP10 – Learn From Previous Mistakes EP6 – Neon Pens At The Ready

25mins

14 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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EP3 – Always Make Time For Game Of Thrones!

In episode three of The VCDX Podcast, we focus our attention towards preparing for the VCDX defense. How can we find ways to make time in both our busy work and personal lives and then make the most of that limited time we have? Interview Notes & Links This week’s special guest is Chris Porter […]Related posts: What Is The VCDX Podcast? EP13 – Defending Remotely EP8 – Expect The Unexpected EP10 – Learn From Previous Mistakes EP4 – So Many New VCDX’s!

21mins

27 May 2019

Rank #2

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EP4 – So Many New VCDX’s!

In episode four of The VCDX Podcast, we recognize the newly crowned VCDX’s and I’ll be chatting to my special guest about their VCDX defense experience. What things went well, and what didn’t go so well. News & Updates Congratulations to the 5 new VCDX’s: #279 – Dmitri Tanurkov (NV) #280 – Veronica Sherin David (NV) #281 […]Related posts: What Is The VCDX Podcast? EP13 – Defending Remotely EP8 – Expect The Unexpected EP5 – Slacking Is Encouraged See you at the Central Ohio and Wisconsin VMUG’s in April

25mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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EP8 – Expect The Unexpected

In episode eight of The VCDX Podcast, we’ll be hearing from our special guest about their recent VCDX defense experience and how it was actually quite a bit different from the experience they were expecting. News & Updates Congratulations to the 2 new VCDX’s: #284 – Raymond De Jong (NV) #285 – Pankaj Verma (NV) Up and coming VCDX Workshops Phoenix VMUG UserCon on Wednesday, October 30th. Register here for VMUG VMworld Barcelona on Monday, November 4th. Register here for the VCDX Workshop Online VCDX Workshop on Friday, November 15th. Register here for the VCDX Workshop Interview Notes & Links This week’s special guest is Veronica Davis (VCDX #280) Common VCDX Mistakes “That was planned for phase 2 of this project” or “That was out of scope for this projcet” Provided by VCDX panelist Paul McSharry and Joe Silvagi Q&A AS always, if you have any questions you want answering on the Podcast, please send them to me via the two options below: My Twitter account: https://twitter.com/simonlong_ Or find me on The VCDX Prep Slack Team I’m always looking for feedback and ways to improve the podcast, so please, contact me with any thoughts and feedback you might have. If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to subscribe (using the links below) and let others know about it on social media. Related posts: What Is The VCDX Podcast? EP13 – Defending Remotely EP5 – Slacking Is Encouraged See you at the Central Ohio and Wisconsin VMUG’s in April EP4 – So Many New VCDX’s!

21mins

12 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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EP5 – Slacking Is Encouraged

In episode five of The VCDX Podcast, I’ll be chatting to my special guest about the VCDX Prep Slack Team, finding out what it is and how you can use it to help yourself or others prepare for their VCDX. News & Updates There will be a VCDX Workshop at the Indianapolis VMUG on Tuesday, July 16th. Register here for the Indy VMUG Interview Notes & Links This week’s special guest is Gregg Robertson The VCDX Prep Slack Team Common VCDX Mistakes There are too many constraints in some VCDX designs, which limits the panelist’s ability to score the candidate in certain areas. Provided by VCDX panelist Paul McSharry Q&A If you have any questions you want answering, please send them to me via the two options below: My Twitter account: https://twitter.com/simonlong_ Or find me on The VCDX Prep Slack Team I’m always looking for feedback and ways to improve the podcast, so please, contact me with any thoughts and feedback you might have. If you enjoyed this episode, please remember to Subscribe (using the links below) and let others know about it on social media. Related posts: What Is The VCDX Podcast? EP8 – Expect The Unexpected EP13 – Defending Remotely EP4 – So Many New VCDX’s! EP7 – If At First You Don’t Succeed

47mins

7 Jul 2019

Rank #5