is stanly cc course enough to pass the vcp?

chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior MemberMember Posts: 534 ■■■■□□□□□□
For any folks who have previously completed, did you feel it was enough to pass the vcp?

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  • hailhailhailhail Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    its nowhere near enough, its just an intro into the product really and shows you vaguely how some of the features work
    like all certs you'll need to study on your own time and lab lab lab to get familiar-on the job experience if you can get it too is invaluable,
  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    The short answer is "no".

    The longer answer is that the ICM class (the base class offered by Stanly) aligns to the vSphere Foundations exam, but the VCP6-DCV exam is aligned to the Optimize and Scale class.

    You can check the exam objectives here:

    vSphere Foundations exam
    VCP6-DCV exam

    You will need to do more study, and you will need to do more hands-on.
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  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Member Posts: 534 ■■■■□□□□□□
    how much more roughly if you were to guess? 30% more work, 60% ?

    am i right in saying most people who successfully complete the stanly course are just booking the foundations exam?
  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    You can compare the class agendas against the exam objectives for yourself via the links I posted.
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  • LexluetharLexluethar Member Posts: 516
    Generally speaking, no matter what course one class is not enough to pass any "Professional / Advanced" level certification.

    Not necessarily because they don't cover the material - but in the time allowed (say 5 to 10 classes) it is not enough time to go in in any exam objective to pass the exam.

    As Scott pointed out, you can view the course objectives and compare them to exam objectives - but you won't be able to learn within a classroom environment every detail that could be covered on an exam question.

    Your best bet is to take the course (it's required anyways) and study on your own with a lab and another book.
  • Pmorgan2Pmorgan2 CISSP, CCSP, A+/Net+/Sec+/Project+, ECIH, ITIL v3, CIW SDA & WSP Member Posts: 116 ■■■■□□□□□□
    eddo1 wrote: »
    how much more roughly if you were to guess? 30% more work, 60% ?

    am i right in saying most people who successfully complete the stanly course are just booking the foundations exam?
    If the metric is "time investment", this is my estimate of preparation:

    - Stanly CC's course: 8-12 hours
    - CBT Nuggets videos: 3-4 hours
    - SkillPort Course: 15-17 hours
    - VMware Press Official Study Guide Book: 16-24 hours
    - Labs: 16-24 hours

    Total: 58-81 hours

    Time management: 10 hours per week. Expected total study time: 7 weeks.

    That being said, I expect the Stanly CC Course to be about 15% of my study effort. Overview classes should be about 40% of my effort in total, 50% of my effort will go to studying the things I didn't grasp from the 3 different overviews, and 10% will go to preparation for the exam's "personality". This time management scheme has worked very well for me in the past, as I have never failed a certification exam (6 total).

    Your mileage will vary based on your experience with vSphere, reading speed, lab resources, and general aptitude.
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  • chickenlicken09chickenlicken09 Senior Member Member Posts: 534 ■■■■□□□□□□
    folks, which exam aligns with install, configure, manage ?
  • LexluetharLexluethar Member Posts: 516
    Depends I think the foundation exam is converted in install configuration and manage.
  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    eddo1 wrote: »
    folks, which exam aligns with install, configure, manage ?
    I already mentioned that above - vSphere Foundations.
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  • STANLY_CCSTANLY_CC Senior Member Albemarle, NCMember Posts: 333 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Stanly CC will be offering Optimize & Scale this fall.
  • burfectburfect Member Posts: 128
    I'm almost finished with the Stanly VCP 6.0 summer session and I am finding the material deceivingly easy. I don't have any production environment management experience, just pre-sales/consulting.

    Once I finish this I plan on banging out the foundations exam and then using Ppluralsight to assist with the DCV course. Aside from Pluralsight, what are some other preferred materials for DCV 6.0? I have heard mixed reviews (as in some of the information is not correct) on the mastering vSphere 6.0 book.

    As of Summer 2016, any recommended additional resources?
  • tbgree00tbgree00 Member Posts: 553 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I would check out the VMware Hands on labs hol.vmware.com

    Spin up one based on vSphere 6 and either go through the manual or go off-roading and just mess around with it. It's not restricted to just the clicks they tell you to do.

    If you have money to burn and plan to do a lot of VMware stuff buying a NUC or two and building a home lab would work out in your favor as well.
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I have some good community resources at the bottom of this post on my blog: VMware Training and Certification: VCP6-DCV Information and Preparation
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