VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.0] Certification Training Course Overview

This course provides educates the participants on considerations and practices to design a VMware NSX-T™ Data Center environment as part of a software-defined data center strategy. The course will prepares the participant with the required skills to lead and design of NSX-T Data Center offered in the NSX-T Data Center 3.0 release, including design principles, processes, and frameworks. The participant will be gaining a deeper knowledge in understanding the NSX-T Data Center architecture and methods of how it can be leveraged to create solutions to address the customer’s business needs.


  • Network and Security architects
  • Network and Security consultants
  • Anyone who design the enterprise and data center networks and NSX environments

VMware NSX-T Data Center: Design [V3.0] (40 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Basic Design Concepts
  • Describe the principles of design
  • Describe the design process and frameworks
  • Explain VMware Validated Design and its importance
NSX-T Data Center Architecture and Components
  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center and Virtual Cloud Network
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center architecture and use cases
  • List the NSX-T Management cluster design considerations
NSX-T Data Center Design Considerations
  • Explain physical infrastructure design considerations
  • Explain virtual infrastructure design considerations
  • List the collapsed management and VMware NSX® Edge™ resources design considerations
  • Explain dedicated management and NSX Edge resources design
Logical Switching Design
  • Explain the VMware NSX-T™ logical switching design concepts
  • Describe the traffic flooding concepts
NSX-T Data Center Edge Design
  • List NSX Edge VM design considerations
  • Explain NSX Edge BareMetal design considerations
  • Describe NSX Edge cluster design
  • Explain Bridge design considerations
Logical Routing Design
  • Explain logical router components
  • Describe multitier routing
  • Explain IPv6 addressing and routing design concepts
  • Multi-compute workload domain design considerations
NSX-T Data Center Advanced Routing Design
  • Explain High Availability and Router Placement
  • L3 Multicast design considerations
  • Describe VRF Lite and EVPN
NSX-T Data Center Network Design
  • Explain the functionality and considerations of using NAT, Proxy ARP, DHCP, and metadata proxy
  • Describe the load balancer design considerations
  • Explain the VPN design considerations
NSX-T Data Center Security Design
  • Explain the Distributed Firewall design concepts
  • Explain the Identity Firewall design concepts
  • Explain the Gateway Firewall design concepts
  • Describe the security policy methodology
NSX-T Data Center Federation Design
  • Explain the Federation functionality
  • Explain the design concepts for Federation components
  • Describe the design involved for Federation networking
  • Review Federation design considerations
NSX-T Data Center and Container
  • Understand the integration between NSX-T Data Center and vSphere with VMware Tanzu™
  • Describe how NSX-T Data Center provides networking, load balancing, and security in vSphere for VMware Tanzu
  • Describe VMware Tanzu™ Kubernetes Grid™ Service
  • Understand Tanzu Kubernetes Grid™ cluster networking and load balancing capabilities
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Course Prerequisites
  • VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V3.0]

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to accomplish:

  • Understanding and applying a design to the framework
  • To apply a design process for gathering requirements, constraints, assumptions, and risks
  • Knowing to analyze existing physical networking and security components, processes, and operations
  • Designing requirements of a VMware vSphere® virtual data center to support NSX-T Data Center
  • To design a physical network for supporting the network virtualization in a software defined data center
  • Knowing to design logical network services
  • Knowing to design logical security services
  • To design a data center rack solution to support scalability and high availability
  • Knowing to analyze alternative design choices for risk mitigation
  • To understand the design and support for NSX-T Data Center infrastructure