VCP 5 Passed!

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

2.) For a list of vSphere documents see

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:

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

6.) Try out Simon Long’s VCP5 practice exams at

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.

One Reply to “VCP 5 Passed!”

  1. Thanks for the link. Congrats on passing VCP5. You followed basically the same study pattern I did. Scott Lowe and Trainsignal, and of course a lab and working with it day to day helps.

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