Challenge Labs - 365 Days All Access Pass (LODS-CL-AAP-V)

The All Access Pass is a 365-day subscription that includes access to 500+ hands-on labs related to multiple platforms and technologies, including Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, Linux, Cybersecurity, and AWS.

Challenge labs are goal oriented, short-duration, scenario-based hands-on exercises. Ideal for cloud technologies, they provide skills development and assessments across multiple platforms and technologies. They are useful before, during and/or after training.

  • Before – As an assessment tool to determine what course someone may need to take.
  • During – As a way to provide safe practice opportunities during a course.
  • After – A continuing education tool that allows safe practice opportunities.

Challenge Labs are designed to extend and expand your learning experience with hands-on, scenario-based exercises. Challenge Labs are different from traditional labs, they provide you with high level guidance and requirements as opposed to detailed step-by-step instructions and designed specifically to provoke thought.

New challenge labs are continually being released, and you will gain automatic access to them for the duration of your subscription. 


  • IT Professionals who are looking to keep up to date on ever changing features and functionality in cloud platforms
  • IT Professionals who are responsible for supporting multiple technologies
  • IT Professional/Developers who are preparing for vendor certification exams
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Challenge Labs Levels

There are three levels of Challenges included in your All Access Pass:

  • Guided - Step-by-step instructions with detailed hints [Duration ~ 30 minutes]
  • Advanced- Given requirements, students utilize resource information [Duration ~ 45 minutes]
  • Expert - Spans multiple products, technologies, and platforms [Duration ~ 60 minutes]

Challenge Lab Topics

Getting Started

  • Getting Started with Data Center Virtualization - Series 1 [Getting Started]


  • Can You Configure a vSphere Cluster? [Advanced]
  • Certificates and Trust Authority [Guided] This challenge is in development. Details coming soon.
  • Clone Virtual Machines and Manage Templates [Guided]
  • Configure a Distributed Virtual Switch [Guided]
  • Configure a Standard Virtual Switch [Guided]
  • Configure a vCenter Server [Guided]
  • Configure High Availability for a VMware vSphere Cluster [Guided]
  • Configure I/O Controls [Guided]
  • Configure iSCSI Storage in vSphere [Guided]
  • Configure NFS Storage in vSphere [Guided]
  • Configure Storage DRS on a Datastore Cluster [Guided]
  • Configure vCenter Server Permissions [Guided]
  • Configure vLANs on a Virtual Switch [Guided]
  • Configure VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler [Guided]
  • Configure vSphere Monitoring and Alarms [Guided]
  • Create a New Virtual Machine in VMware vSphere [Guided]
  • Create a vSAN Cluster [Guided]
  • Create and Manage VMFS Datastores [Guided]
  • Create and Publish a Content Library [Guided]
  • Implement vSphere Replication [Guided]
  • Install and Configure ESXi [Guided]
  • Manage a vCenter Server Appliance [Guided]
  • Manage Host Profiles [Guided]
  • Manage Tags and Storage Policies [Guided]
  • Manage Virtual Machine Resources [Guided]
  • Manage Virtual Machine Snapshots [Guided]
  • Manage vSphere by Using Command-Line Tools [Guided]
  • Manage vSphere Security [Guided]
  • Migrate a VMware Virtual Machine [Guided]
  • Modify a Virtual Machine [Guided]
  • Update vSphere Software Components [Guided]


  • Can You Configure a New vCenter Server That Contains Multiple ESXi Hosts? [Advanced]
  • Can You Create and Configure Virtual Switches? [Advanced]
  • Can You Create and Manage a Virtual Machine? [Advanced]
  • Can You Create VM Replication and Resource Controls? [Advanced]
  • Can You Manage a Content Library and Migrate a Virtual Machine? [Advanced]
  • Can You Manage Security and Host Profiles in a vSphere Environment? [Advanced]
  • Can You Manage vSphere Storage? [Advanced]
  • Can You Monitor and Manage a vSphere Environment? [Advanced]


  • Can You Build and Manage a vSphere Infrastructure? [Expert]
  • Can You Manage Virtual Machines? [Expert]