Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3 Essentials

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3 Essentials

The Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3 Essentials Exam is primarily intended for consultants that are skilled in implementing solutions that incorporate Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Sun Ray products. The certification covers skills such as: Installing and Configuring Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Desktop Life Cycle management, Troubleshooting, and Best Practices. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up-to-date training and field experience are highly recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates, but it is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN Members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists.

Exam Number:
2 hours
Exam Price:
US $245

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Certifications Earned:
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3 Certified Implementation Specialist

OPN Certified Specialist

Passing score subject to change. View Details.
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release 3
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training and Preparation Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3 Essentials Exam Study Guide (PDF) 


Additional Information & Resources

Exam Retake Policy
Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)


Exam Topics

Introduction to the Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

  • Describe the architecture and benefits of the Oracle VDI solution
  • Explain the deployment of desktops with Oracle VDI

Protocols and Devices

  • Explain the challenges with remote display and networks
  • Describe the benefits and capabilities of the Sun Ray Protocol, VirtualBox Remote Display Protocol (vRDP), and Sun Ray enhancements to Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Installing the VDI Core

  • Describe the system requirements for VDI core servers
  • Perform VDI core installation and configuration
  • Describe the Oracle VDI core high availability technologies
  • Configure a VDI core server to act as an high availability secondary

VDI Center

  • Describe the role of User Directory integration, including it's features and authentication mechanisms.
  • Configure the User Directory
  • Configure the User Directory
  • Configure Kerberos Authentication for Active Directory

Desktop Providers

  • Describe Desktop Provider Options, and the role and characteristics of a Desktop Provider
  • Perform VirtualBox provider installation and configuration
  • Create a VirtualBox VM Template

Database and Storage

  • Describe the default VDI database configuration
  • Configure Oracle VDI Storage

Pools, Desktops and Cloning

  • Describe the role of Oracle VDI pools and pool types
  • Explain the desktop lifecyle and desktop states
  • Create and configure desktops and pools
  • Perform template and revisions manipulations
  • Create user assignments and custom groups

Client Access

  • Describe how end-users access their desktops
  • Explain network basics and network best practices
  • Describe the different Sun Ray clients and the benefits of the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC)
  • Configure Sun Ray firmware updates, including GUI firmware, and understand how to capture support information

Oracle VDI Advanced Topics

  • Monitor and maintain Oracle VDI components
  • Configure Multi-head desktop units (DTUs)
  • Configure Multi-Monitor for a pool
  • Manage Client Authentication
  • Assign users to Tokens
  • Edit Sun Ray Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) settings

Backup and Restore

  • Perform a backup of the VDI database
  • Export templates and personal hard disks
  • Use Maintenance Mode to offline Virtual Box host and Storage components


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