Studying for my VCAP5-DCD

By | March 26, 2014

Here is how I have been studying for my VCAP5-DCD.  This is VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Design certification

The blog posts out there have really got me nervous about this test.  There are 100 question and only 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the questions.  The first time test takers are posting that they either finish the test with seconds to spare or they have to leave question(s) unanswered because of the time limit.  The other big challenge is once you next the question you cannot go back.  So you answer the question and there are no mulligans.

So the first part that I have done is download the Blue Print for the VCAP-DCD.  Everyone said this is a must!!!

The second thing I download was the VCAP-DCD ‘study pack’ from Virtually Virtuoso. Click here for the file.

I have been design VMware environment for the last three years.  I have a good understanding on the concepts that are required for a good design.  After walking though all the document I have an even better understanding of the design concepts and best practices.

The final part of my studing was the video and slides for the vbrownbags from

I will be off to take the test on March 28, 2014 at 8 AM.  I hope I can pass this test with any luck.

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