vSphere 6 Foundations. Study material?

I am working on the vSphere 6 Foundations exam but am having some issues finding material.

So far I am using
The blueprint as a reference
Pluralsight (series is not completed yet)
The book is coming in march 2016
vSphere 6 Foundations Exam Prep from VMware (very basic)

Is anyone preparing for this? I purchased the exam prep and received 50% off voucher but the voucher is only good until Jan 1. Looking for any extra study options.

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  • jdancerjdancer Posts: 475Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I know it's not focused on foundation but https://www.cbtnuggets.com/it-training/vmware-vsphere-6-vcp6-dcv is a good video tutorial.

    Keith Barker is awesome.
  • thulasi39thulasi39 Posts: 22Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    vBrownBag has series of video recording for the Foundation Exam. After going through CBT/Pluralsight, better to visit vBrownBag too for the exam preparation.
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    vBrownBags, Pluralsight, and Mastering vSphere 6. vBB and Mastering vSphere 6 should be more than enough though + Labbing and more labbing.
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  • chappys4lifechappys4life Posts: 114Member
    Thanks guys for the tips. I am finishing whats available through Pluralsight. I will use CBT Nuggets to fill the gaps then go through vBrownBags.

    Also mix in the Matering vSphere 6 and labbing.
  • tolmietolmie Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hi guys, Im new to vmware certs, I've noticed on a few of them you need to do the official course before you can sit the exam which is a bummer, is that the case with the foundation exam aswell.
  • chappys4lifechappys4life Posts: 114Member
    You do not need to sit for a class to take this exam.
  • tolmietolmie Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    thanks very much chappys4life, what cert do you get for completing this and for the rest of the vmware exams do you need to sit the course,

    Thanks again
  • chappys4lifechappys4life Posts: 114Member
    tolmie wrote: »
    thanks very much chappys4life, what cert do you get for completing this and for the rest of the vmware exams do you need to sit the course,

    Thanks again

    You do not earn a certification after taking it. It is part of the certification for the VCP6 if you are not already a VCP.
    https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Briefly, You can take the exam and course in any order, however, until you have completed the course and exams, you do not earn a cert.

    For VCP, you will need to sit the foundations, DCV and course to get VCP-DCV6.

    Or, if you intend on going for cloud, desktop, etc. you need to sit foundations (Its the same one for all), CMD/DT/NV exam and course to gain the VCP-**6 cert.
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  • tolmietolmie Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Theres no chance of the course being funded, a bit disapointed, ahwell there goes my plan for vmware certs
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,736Mod Mod
    tolmie wrote: »
    Theres no chance of the course being funded, a bit disapointed, ahwell there goes my plan for vmware certs

    Check out the Stanly CC VMware course that's like $180. You will have to join a waitlist but can probably make it for the January class.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: eJPT, Learning: Linux/CLI, Git, Python, Pentesting
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  • tolmietolmie Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Is this course ok for someone in the uk, will vmware allow me to do this in the uk and sit the foundation exam, I notice they dont do the foundation exam yet either which i assume is based on ver 6 and not 5.
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,736Mod Mod
    Ah, I didn't notice your location. I'm sure that question has been answered in one of the Stanly threads here but I don't recall the answer. There is an active thread for the Oct-Dec classes that a Stanly rep is posting in. I'd post the question there and see what they say.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: eJPT, Learning: Linux/CLI, Git, Python, Pentesting
    Next Up:​ eJPT, eCPPTv2, OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (CLI, Git, Python), eLearnSecurity PTSv3
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    You will be fine for the UK. I'm in Aus and Sat the course. There are just a couple of US states that can't sit the course.
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  • markulousmarkulous Posts: 2,375Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    So this is all open book and non-proctored then? I'm studying for this now so I can start studying for the VCP6-DTM.
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Nope, Foundations is closed booked and proctored.
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  • markulousmarkulous Posts: 2,375Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Hmm...That's really strange. I'm taking the Exam Prep offered through VMware and in the first video, it says it is non-proctored and the guy even says I can take it at home. It's 2VO-620, vSphere 6 Foundations Exam.
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Interesting, I'll have to research that later. I had to sit the Foundations exam Proctored. And I would have thought that at the level the questions were, it needed to be.
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  • chappys4lifechappys4life Posts: 114Member
    Format: Single and Multiple Choice, Non-Proctored (https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64179&ui=www_cert)

    Interesting...makes sense though. I tried to register for the exam and got confused when I could not pick a date so I cancelled and meant to reschedule it.
  • markulousmarkulous Posts: 2,375Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    kj0 wrote: »
    Interesting, I'll have to research that later. I had to sit the Foundations exam Proctored. And I would have thought that at the level the questions were, it needed to be.

    Hmm...Does it matter on what country you are in? That's the only reason I can think of it being different if you took the same exact exam.
  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 651Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    kj0 wrote: »
    I had to sit the Foundations exam Proctored.

    The beta version was proctored, the final version is not.
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  • markulousmarkulous Posts: 2,375Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    scott28tt wrote: »
    The beta version was proctored, the final version is not.

    That makes sense.

    Grr...I can't take this until I take the ICM for Horizon. I took the ICM for vSphere but since I'm going towards the DTM, they won't let me. Isn't the vSphere foundations test the same no matter what? The lady I spoke with said it's different but I see no indication of that.
  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 651Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    markulous wrote: »
    Isn't the vSphere foundations test the same no matter what?

    Yes, that's the whole point of it. You'll see all the associated certifications on the page for the exam: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64179&ui=www_cert
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  • chappys4lifechappys4life Posts: 114Member
    I passed! It was a lot harder than I expected though.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUI2aPUUwAAK6nI.jpg:large
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