Passed the VCP5 exam yesterday. Obviously im bound by the NDA so no specifics on the exam however I can share what materials I used to prepare:
1.) Checkout the VCP blueprint over at vmware.com
2.) For a list of vSphere documents see http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html
3.) Lab time, lots and lots of lab time. I can’t stress this one enough. If you have a half resonable desktop PC, or even a laptop then you can easily build your own lab using VMware workstation. I reccomend at least 12GB of RAM preffreibbly more. Alternativly save the RAM the OS would use and build your lab in a nested ESXi environment. For help see here: http://tsmith.co/2011/creating-a-nested-esxi-5-environment/
4.) Mastering VMware vSphere 5 by Scott Lowe
5.) VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive by Frank Denneman and Duncan Epping. For an example of what you’re in for see Duncan’s great article on HA http://www.yellow-bricks.com/vmware-high-availability-deepdiv/
6.) Try out Simon Long’s VCP5 practice exams at http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/vcp5-practice-exams/
If you’re more a Video training kinda perosn then I’ve also heard a lot of positive feedback for the Train Signal and CBT Nugget vSphere 5 video series.