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 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.

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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