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    DescriptionThe official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP5-DCV exam, including * Installing, upgrading, and securing all the key components in your vSphere, including ESXi hosts, vCenter, datastores, and network components * Networking components in vSphere, including vSphere standard switch and distributed switch concepts * Configuring and managing all forms of storage, including Fibre Channel, iS CSI, and network-attached storage * Creating, configuring, and managing virtual machines and vApps * Keeping your vSphere running smoothly and recovering quickly from any failure, including services that improve overall utilization and recoverability * Identifying the key components of your vSphere and how they work together * Understanding the "core four" resources in any computer system: CPU, memory, disk, and network * Preparing to schedule, take, and pass the VCP550 exam VCP5-DCV Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. * Master VMware VCP550 exam topics * Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes * Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks * Gain confidence taking the realistic practice exam on the DVD VCP5-DCV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VCP550 exam on vSphere 5.5 for VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization certification. VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Bill Ferguson shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material follows the exam blueprint and is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retaining exam topics. The companion DVD contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. VCP5-DCV Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.


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    Title
    VCP5-DCV Official Certification Guide (Covering the VCP550 Exam)
    Subtitle
    VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Ferguson
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Weight: 1,179 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780789753748
    ISBN 10: 078975374X
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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    VMWare Press
    Publication date
    22 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    NJ
    Author Information
    Bill Ferguson, VCI 3, 4, 5; VCP 3, 4, 5; CCSI; and MCT Alumni has been in the computer industry for more than 20 years. Originally in technical sales and IT consulting with Sprint, he made his transition to Certified Technical Trainer in 1997 with ExecuTrain. He now runs his own company, Parallel Connections, as an independent contractor and consultant based in Birmingham, Alabama, working worldwide for most of the national training companies and some regional training companies. In addition, he has written and produced many technical training videos and books. Bill's aspiration is as follows: "My job is to understand the material so well that I can make it easier for others to learn than it was for me to learn. Toward that end, I strive to provide an effective learning environment whether in person, in print, or online."
    Table of contents
    Introduction xxiii Chapter 1 Planning, Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading vCenter Server and VMware ESXi 3 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 3 Foundation Topics 6 Identifying and Explaining vSphere Editions and Features 6 Identifying Available vSphere and vCenter Server Editions 6 Identifying the Various Data Center Solutions that Interact with vSphere 9 Explaining ESXi and vCenter Server Architectures 10 Identifying Available vSphere Editions and Features 10 Explaining ESXi and vCenter Server Architectures 11 Explaining Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud Concepts 12 Determining the Appropriate vSphere Edition Based on Customer Requirements 14 Identifying Single Sign-On Requirements 15 Deploying the vCenter Appliance 15 Installing vCenter Server into a Virtual Machine 20 Sizing the vCenter Server Database 24 Installing Additional vCenter Server Components 24 Installing/Removing vSphere Client Plug-Ins 25 Enabling/Disabling vSphere Web Client Plug-Ins 26 Licensing vCenter Server 26 Determining Availability Requirements for vCenter Server in a Given vSphere Implementation 27 Determining Use Cases for vSphere Client and Web Client 28 Installing and Configuring VMware ESXi 28 Performing an Interactive Installation of ESXi 29 Deploying an ESXi Host Using Auto Deploy 31 Configuring NTP on an ESXi Host 33 Configuring DNS and Routing on an ESXi Host 33 Enabling/Configuring/Disabling Hyperthreading 34 Enabling/Sizing/Disabling Memory Compression Cache 35 Licensing an ESXi Host 36 Planning and Performing Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi 37 Identifying Upgrade Requirements for ESXi Hosts 37 Identifying Steps Required to Upgrade a vSphere Implementation 38 Upgrading a vSphere Distributed Switch 39 Upgrading from VMFS3 to VMFS5 40 Upgrading VMware Tools 41 Upgrading Virtual Machine Hardware 44 Upgrading an ESXi Host Using vCenter Update Manager 45 Determining Whether an In-Place Upgrade Is Appropriate in a Given Upgrade Scenario 50 Securing vCenter Server and ESXi 50 Identifying Common vCenter Server Privileges and Roles 51 System Roles 52 Sample Roles 52 Custom Roles 53 Describing How Permissions Are Applied and Inherited in vCenter Server 53 Example 1: Permissions That Apply Directly to an Object Supersede Those That Are Inherited 53 Example 2: If a User Is a Member of Multiple Groups, the User Is Assigned the Union of the Privileges for Each Group 54 Example 3: User/Role Pairings Applied Directly to an Object Supersede User/Role Pairings That Are Inherited 55 Example 4: Permissions That Are Applied Directly to a User Supersede Permissions That Are Inherited Through Group Membership 55 Single Sign-On Architecture 56 Configuring and Administering the ESXi Firewall 57 Enabling Lockdown Mode 58 Configuring Network Security Policies 59 Promiscuous Mode 60 MAC Address Changes 61 Forged Transmits 61 Adding/Modifying/Removing Permissions for Users and Groups on vCenter Inventory Objects 62 Creating/Cloning/Editing vCenter Server Roles 63 Creating Roles 63 Cloning Roles 64 Editing Roles 66 Adding an ESXi Host to a Directory Service 68 Applying Permissions to ESXi Hosts Using Host Profiles 69 Determining the Appropriate Set of Privileges for Common Tasks in vCenter Server 69 Summary 70 Exam Preparation Tasks 70 Review All the Key Topics 70 Review Questions 71 Chapter 2 Planning and Configuring vSphere Networking 75 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 75 Foundation Topics 78 Configuring vSphere Standard Switches 78 Identifying vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) Capabilities 78 Creating/Deleting a vSphere Standard Switch 79 Deleting a vSphere Standard Switch 84 Adding/Configuring/Removing vmnics on a vSphere Standard Switch 85 Configuring VMkernel Ports for Network Services 91 Adding/Editing/Removing Port Groups on a vSphere Standard Switch 93 Determining Use Cases for a vSphere Standard Switch 97 Configuring vSphere Distributed Switches 97 Identifying vSphere Distributed Switch Capabilities 98 Creating/Deleting a vSphere Distributed Switch 101 Deleting a vDS 104 Adding/Removing ESXi Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch 104 Adding/Configuring/Removing dvPort Groups 110 Adding/Removing Uplink Adapters to dvUplink Groups 113 Creating/Configuring/Removing Virtual Adapters 118 Migrating Virtual Adapters To/From a vSphere Standard Switch 125 Migrating Virtual Machines To/From a vSphere Distributed Switch 127 Configuring vSS and vDS Policies 132 Identifying Common vSS and vDS Policies 132 Configuring dvPort Group Blocking Policies 138 Configuring Load Balancing and Failover Policies 139 Load Balancing 140 Network Failover Detection 141 Notify Switches 141 Failback 142 Configuring VLAN Settings 143 Configuring VLAN Policy Settings on a vDS 145 Configuring VLAN Trunking Policies on a VDS 145 Configuring Private VLAN Policy Settings on a vDS 146 Configuring Traffic Shaping Policies 148 Traffic Shaping Policies for vSphere Standard Switches 148 Traffic Shaping Policies for vSphere Distributed Switches 150 Enabling TCP Segmentation Offload Support for a Virtual Machine 150 Enabling Jumbo Frames Support on Appropriate Components 152 Enabling Jumbo Frames for VMkernel Interface on a vSS 152 Enabling Jumbo Frames on a vDS 154 Enabling Jumbo Frame Support on Virtual Machines 155 Determining Appropriate VLAN Configuration for a vSphere Implementation 155 Monitoring dvPort State 157 Backing Up and Restoring vDS Configuration 157 Configuring LACP on Uplink Port Groups 159 Determining Use Cases for a vSphere Distributed Switch 166 Summary 166 Exam Preparation Tasks 167 Review All the Key Topics 167 Review Questions 168 Chapter 3 Planning and Configuring vSphere Storage 175 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 175 Foundation Topics 179 Configuring Shared Storage for vSphere 179 Identifying Storage Adapters and Devices 179 Fibre Channel 180 FCoE 180 iSCSI 181 NAS 181 VSAN 181 Identifying Storage Naming Conventions 182 Storage Naming Conventions for Local and SAN 182 Identifying Hardware/Dependent Hardware/Software iSCSI Initiator Requirements 184 Comparing and Contrasting Array Thin Provisioning and Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning 185 Array Thin Provisioning 186 Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning 186 Describing Zoning and LUN Masking Practices 188 Zoning 188 Masking 189 Scanning/Rescanning Storage 189 Identifying Use Cases for FCOE 191 Creating an NFS Share for Use with vSphere 191 Connecting to an NAS Device 192 Enabling/Configuring/Disabling vCenter Server Storage Filters 195 Configuring/Editing Hardware/Dependent Hardware Adapters 197 Enabling/Disabling Software iSCSI Initiator Settings 197 Configuring iSCSI Port Binding 199 Enabling/Configuring/Disabling iSCSI CHAP 201 Determining Use Cases for Hardware/Dependent Hardware/Software iSCSI Initiator 204 Determining Use Cases For and Configuring Array Thin Provisioning 204 Creating and Configuring VMFS and NFS Datastores 205 Identifying VMFS and NFS Datastore Properties 205 Identifying VMFS-5 Capabilities 207 Creating/Renaming/Deleting/Unmounting a VMFS Datastore 207 Mounting/Unmounting an NFS Datastore 216 Extending/Expanding VMFS Datastores 220 Extending VMFS Datastores 220 Expanding VMFS Datastores 223 Upgrading a VMFS-3 Datastore to VMFS-5 226 Placing a VMFS Datastore in Maintenance Mode 228 Selecting the Preferred Path for a VMFS Datastore 229 Disabling a Path to a VMFS Datastore 231 Determining Use Cases for Multiple VMFS and NFS Datastores 232 Determining Appropriate Path Selection Policy for a VMFS Datastore 232 Summary 233 Exam Preparation Tasks 234 Review All the Key Topics 234 Review Questions 235 Chapter 4 Deploying and Administering Virtual Machines and vApps 241 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 241 Foundation Topics 244 Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines 244 Identifying Capabilities for VM Hardware Versions 244 Identifying VMware Tools Device Drivers 246 Identifying Methods to Access and Use Virtual Machine Console 246 Identifying Virtual Machine Storage Resources 248 Placing Virtual Machines in Selected ESXi Hosts/Clusters/Resource Pools 249 Configuring and Deploying a Guest OS into a New Virtual Machine 249 Creating/Converting Thin/Thick Provisioned Virtual Disks 251 Configuring Disk Shares 253 Installing/Upgrading/Updating VMware Tools 256 Configuring Virtual Machine Time Synchronization 258 Converting a Physical Machine Using VMware Converter 259 Importing a Supported Virtual Machine Source Using VMware Converter 262 Modifying Virtual Hardware Settings Using VMware Standalone Converter 262 Configuring/Modifying Virtual CPU and Memory Resources According to OS and Application Requirements 263 Configuring and Modifying Virtual Machine CPU 263 Configuring and Modifying Virtual Machine Memory 264 Configuring/Modifying Virtual NIC Adapter and Connecting Virtual Machines to Appropriate Network Resources 267 Determining Appropriate Datastore Locations for Virtual Machines Based on Application Workloads 267 Creating and Deploying vApps 268 Identifying vApp Settings 268 Application Properties 269 Deployment 269 Authoring 272 Start Order 273 Creating/Cloning/Exporting a vApp 274 Adding Objects to an Existing vApp 282 Editing vApp Settings 282 Configuring IP Pools 283 Suspending/Resuming a vApp 284 Determining When a Tiered Application Should Be Deployed as a vApp 284 Managing Virtual Machine Clones and Templates 285 Identifying the vCenter Server, Managed ESXi Hosts, and Virtual Machine Maximums 286 Identifying Cloning and Template Options 288 Cloning an Existing Virtual Machine 289 Creating a Template from an Existing Virtual Machine 290 Deploying a Virtual Machine from a Template 293 Updating Existing Virtual Machine Templates 295 Deploying Virtual Appliances and/or vApps from an OVF Template 298 Importing and/or Exporting an OVF Template 301 Creating and Publishing Content Libraries 303 Determining the Appropriate Development Methodology for a Given Virtual Machine Application 303 Administering Virtual Machines and vApps 303 Identifying Files Used by Virtual Machines 304 Identifying Locations for Virtual Machine Configuration Files and Virtual Disks 305 Identifying Common Practices for Securing Virtual Machines 308 Hot Extending a Virtual Disk 309 Configuring USB Passthrough from an ESXi Host 312 Configuring Serial Port Redirection 313 Configuring Virtual Machine Options 314 General Options 315 VMware Remote Console Options 315 VMware Tools 316 Power Management 317 Advanced 318 Fibre Channel NPIV 318 Configuring Virtual Machine Power Settings 319 Configuring Virtual Machine Boot Options 320 Configuring Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Options 321 Assigning a Storage Policy to a VM 321 Verifying Storage Policy Compliance for Virtual Machines 323 Determining When an Advanced Virtual Machine Parameter Is Required 324 Adjusting Virtual Machine Resources (Shares, Limits, and Reservations) Based on Virtual Machine Workloads 324 Summary 324 Exam Preparation Tasks 325 Review All the Key Topics 325 Review Questions 327 Chapter 5 Establishing and Maintaining Service Levels 333 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 333 Foundation Topics 336 Creating and Configuring VMware Clusters 336 Describing DRS Virtual Machine Entitlement 336 Creating/Deleting a DRS/HA Cluster 337 Adding/Removing ESXi Hosts from a DRS/HA Cluster 338 Adding or Removing Virtual Machines from a DRS/HA Cluster 344 Configuring Storage DRS 345 Configuring Enhanced vMotion Compatibility 351 Monitoring a DRS/HA Cluster 352 Configuring Migration Thresholds for DRS and Virtual Machines 353 Configuring Automation Levels for DRS and Virtual Machines 355 Enabling and Disabling Host Power Management 356 Enabling BIOS P/C States 357 Creating VM-Host and VM-VM Affinity Rules 358 Enabling/Disabling Host Monitoring 363 Enabling/Configuring/Disabling Virtual Machine and Application Monitoring 364 Enabling/Configuring/Disabling Virtual Machine Monitoring 364 Enabling/Configuring/Disabling Application Monitoring 366 Configuring Admission Control for HA and Virtual Machines 366 Admission Control 367 Admission Control Policy 367 Determining Appropriate Failover Methodology and Required Resources for an HA Implementation 370 Host Failures the Cluster Tolerates 370 Percentage of Cluster Resources as Failover Spare Capacity 371 Specify Failover Hosts 371 Planning and Implementing VMware Fault Tolerance 371 Identifying VMware Fault Tolerance Requirements 372 Configuring VMware Fault Tolerance Networking 373 Enabling/Disabling VMware Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine 373 Testing an FT Configuration 375 Determining Use Case for Enabling VMware Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine 375 Creating and Administering Resource Pools 375 Describing the Resource Pool Hierarchy 376 Defining the Expandable Reservation Parameter 377 A Description of vFlash Architecture 377 Creating/Removing a Resource Pool 378 Configuring Resource Pool Attributes 380 Adding/Removing Virtual Machines from a Resource Pool 381 Determining Resource Pool Requirements for a Given vSphere Implementation 381 Evaluating Appropriate Shares, Reservations, and Limits for Resource Pools Based on Virtual Machine Workloads 382 Migrating Virtual Machines 383 Identifying ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Requirements for vMotion and Storage vMotion 383 ESXi and VM Requirements for vMotion 384 ESXi and VM Requirements for Storage vMotion 385 Enhanced vMotion (Cross-Host vMotion) 386 Identifying Enhanced vMotion Compatibility CPU Requirements 387 Identifying Snapshot Requirements for vMotion/Storage vMotion Migration 389 Migrating Virtual Machines Using vMotion/Storage vMotion 390 Migrating a VM Using vMotion 390 Migrating a VM's Files Using Storage vMotion 394 Configuring Virtual Machine Swap File Location 396 Migrating a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine 399 Utilizing Storage vMotion Techniques 399 Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines 401 Identifying Snapshot Requirements 401 Creating/Deleting/Consolidating Virtual Machine Snapshots 401 Identifying VMware Data Protection Requirements 408 Explaining VMware Data Protection Sizing Guidelines 409 Installing and Configuring VMware Data Protection 410 Creating a Backup Job with VMware Data Protection 412 Installing, Configuring, and Managing vSphere Replication 412 Determining Appropriate Backup Solution for a Given vSphere Implementation 416 Patching and Updating ESXi and Virtual Machines 416 Identifying Patching Requirements for ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine Hardware/Tools 417 Creating/Editing/Removing a Host Profile from an ESXi Host 417 Attach/Apply a Host Profile to an ESXi Host or Cluster 421 Performing Compliance Scanning and Remediation of an ESXi Host Using Host Profiles 423 Installing and Configuring vCenter Update Manager 425 Configuring Patch Download Options 429 Creating/Editing/Deleting an Update Manager Baseline 430 Attaching an Update Manager Baseline to an ESXi Host or Cluster 434 Scanning and Remediating ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine Hardware/Tools Using Update Manager 434 Summary 435 Exam Preparation Tasks 436 Review All the Key Topics 436 Review Questions 439 Chapter 6 Performing Basic Troubleshooting 443 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 443 Foundation Topics 447 Performing Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi Hosts 447 Identifying General ESXi Host Troubleshooting Guidelines 447 Learn How to Access Support Mode 447 Know How to Retrieve Logs 451 Troubleshooting Common Installation Issues 453 Troubleshooting Boot Order 453 Troubleshooting License Assignment 454 Troubleshooting Plug-Ins 454 Monitoring ESXi System Health 455 Exporting Diagnostic Information 456 Performing Basic vSphere Network Troubleshooting 461 Verifying Network Configuration 461 Verifying a Given Virtual Machine Is Configured with the Correct Network Resources 463 Troubleshooting Virtual Switch and Port Group Configuration Issues 463 Troubleshooting Physical Network Adapter Configuration Issues 464 Identifying the Root Cause of a Network Issue Based on Troubleshooting Information 465 Performing Basic vSphere Storage Troubleshooting 466 Verifying Storage Configuration 467 Troubleshooting Storage Contention Issues 469 Troubleshooting Storage Overcommitment Issues 471 Excessive Reservations Cause Slow Host Performance 471 Path Thrashing Causes Slow Performance 471 Troubleshooting iSCSI Software Initiator Configuration Issues 472 Troubleshooting Storage Reports and Storage Maps 472 Storage Reports 472 Storage Maps 475 Identifying the Root Cause of a Storage Issue Based on Troubleshooting Information 476 Performing Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS Clusters and vMotion/Storage vMotion 476 Identifying HA/DRS and vMotion Requirements 476 Verifying vMotion/Storage vMotion Configuration 477 Verifying vMotion Configuration 478 Verifying HA Network Configuration 478 Verifying HA/DRS Cluster Configuration 479 Troubleshooting HA Capacity Issues 480 Troubleshooting HA Redundancy Issues 480 Interpreting the DRS Resource Distributing Graph and Target/Current Host Load Deviation 481 Troubleshooting DRS Load Imbalance Issues 483 Troubleshooting vMotion/Storage vMotion Migration Issues 483 Interpreting vMotion Resource Maps 484 Identifying the Root Cause for a DRS/HA Cluster or Migration Issue Based on Troubleshooting Information 484 Summary 486 Exam Preparation Tasks 487 Review All the Key Topics 487 Review Questions 488 Chapter 7 Monitoring a vSphere Implementation 493 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 493 Foundation Topics 497 Monitoring ESXi, vCenter Server, and Virtual Machines 497 Describing How Tasks and Events Are Viewed in vCenter Server 497 Viewing by Object Selected in the Navigator 498 Filtering the Output 499 Filtering by Keyword 499 Identifying Critical Performance Metrics 500 Explaining Common Memory Metrics 501 Explaining Common CPU Metrics 506 Explaining Common Network Metrics 507 Explaining Common Storage Metrics 507 Comparing and Contrasting Overview and Advanced Charts 508 Configuring SNMP for vCenter Server 510 Configuring Active Directory and SMTP Settings for vCenter Server 511 Configuring Active Directory Settings for vCenter 511 Configuring SMTP Settings for a vCenter Server 512 Configuring vCenter Server Logging Options 514 Creating a Log Bundle 515 Creating/Editing/Deleting a Scheduled Task 518 Configuring/Viewing/Printing/Exporting Resource Maps 524 Starting/Stopping/Verifying vCenter Service Status 527 Starting/Stopping/Verifying ESXi Host Agent Status 529 Configuring vCenter Server Timeout Settings 530 Monitoring/Administering vCenter Server Connections 531 Creating an Advanced Chart 533 Determining Host Performance Using Resxtop and Guest Perfmon 536 Determining Host Performance Using Resxtop 536 Determining Host Performance Using Guest Perfmon 540 Given Performance Data, Identifying the Affected vSphere Resource 541 Creating and Administering vCenter Server Alarms 541 Listing vCenter Default Utilization Alarms 542 Listing vCenter Default Connectivity Alarms 543 Listing Possible Actions for Utilization and Connectivity Alarms 543 Creating a vCenter Utilization Alarm 544 Creating a vCenter Connectivity Alarm 548 Configuring Alarm Triggers 551 Configuring Alarm Actions 552 For a Given Alarm, Identifying the Affected Resource in a vSphere Implementation 552 Installing, Configuring, and Administering vCenter Operations Manager 553 Differentiating Between Major/Minor vCOPs Badges 554 Explaining vCOPs Architecture 555 Deploying and Configuring a vCOPs Appliance 556 Upgrading vCOPs 564 Understanding Metrics Used by Major/Minor vCOPs Badges 566 Monitoring Your vSphere Environment 567 Summary 568 Exam Preparation Tasks 569 Review All the Key Topics 569 Review Questions 571 Chapter 8 What Do I Do Now? 575 Foundation Topics 576 Scheduling the Test 576 Comparing Your Knowledge to the VCP550 Exam Blueprint Objectives 577 Studying the Questions at the End of Each Chapter and on the Bonus Material 577 Taking the Mock Exam on the VMware Website 578 The Day of the Test 579 Sending Me an Email When You Pass 579 Appendix A Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes and Chapter Review Questions 581 "Do I Know This Already?" Answers 581 Chapter Review Answers 583 9780789753748 TOC 7/9/2014