Woot! VCP!

dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
Completed my VCP requirement today. Passed the exam back in March. Finished the VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V4.x] class today.

Just need to wait for VMware to update their database.

Lots of stuff you need to know for the VCP exam was covered in this class.
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  • meadITmeadIT Posts: 581Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    dave330i wrote: »
    Completed my VCP requirement today. Passed the exam back in March. Finished the VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V4.x] class today.

    Just need to wait for VMware to update their database.

    Lots of stuff you need to know for the VCP exam was covered in this class.

    Congrats! What made you decide to take the exam before class?

    I just took the Advanced Fast Track a couple of weeks ago (Troubleshooting + Performance). I really enjoyed the Troubleshooting material. It actually gave you useful hands on exercises rather than just a "click here and check this box" type labs.
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  • SteveO86SteveO86 Posts: 1,423Member
    Congrats!
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    meadIT wrote: »
    Congrats! What made you decide to take the exam before class?

    I just took the Advanced Fast Track a couple of weeks ago (Troubleshooting + Performance). I really enjoyed the Troubleshooting material. It actually gave you useful hands on exercises rather than just a "click here and check this box" type labs.

    I was building our VMware infrastructure in Jan/Feb, so read a lot of VMware pdfs and watched CBT Nugget series. Figured it was a good time to take the exam while the material was still fresh.
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  • QHaloQHalo Posts: 1,488Member
    Congrats, I'm doing it in that order as well. I have all the materials I need to pass the test including the lab books from a friend of mine so I'm planning to take the test before the class.
  • TherhinoTherhino Posts: 122Member
    any recommendations on what to study or how to study for it without breaking nda
  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 655Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Therhino wrote: »
    any recommendations on what to study or how to study for it without breaking nda

    Take a look at the VCP Study page on my blog: VMware Training and Certification

    Scott.
    VCP2 / VCP3 / VCP4 / VCP5 / VCAP4-DCA / VCI / vExpert 2010-2012
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  • ConradJConradJ Posts: 83Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    That's similar info to what I was after. Thanks, Scott!
  • QHaloQHalo Posts: 1,488Member
    Obviously I haven't taken the test yet but my approach to studying is that I've been following Simon Long's study notes and basically taking each objective and reading it then writing it back down in my own words.

    I've also been reading the following books:

    Amazon.com: Mastering VMware vSphere 4 (Computer/Tech) (9780470481387): Scott Lowe: Books - finished reading this
    Amazon.com: VMware ESX and ESXi in the Enterprise: Planning Deployment of Virtualization Servers (2nd Edition) (9780137058976): Edward Haletky: Books - currently reading
    Amazon.com: VMware ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security (978143545495icon_cool.gif: Dave Mishchenko: Books - this is most likely next
    Amazon.com: Maximum vSphere: Tips, How-Tos, and Best Practices for Working with VMware vSphere 4 (9780137044740): Eric Siebert, Simon Seagrave: Books - then this maybe
    Amazon.com: VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference (9780470520727): Scott Lowe, Jason W. McCarty, Matthew K. Johnson: Books

    I've also used the CBT's from Trainsignal by David Davis and Elias Knauser's stuff as well.

    And I've also been reading through all the documentation on VMware's website and reference it when I hit a topic that I don't understand fully. Also I used Mnemosyne to create flash cards of the Configuration Maximums to reinforce those memorization items.

    VMware vSphere 4 Documentation: ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server

    That coupled with my lab should be sufficient to pass the exam I would hope. Some of the books go deeper than VCP and into VCAP but that's my ultimate goal so I'm not overly worried. I like to over-prepare.
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Therhino wrote: »
    any recommendations on what to study or how to study for it without breaking nda

    Scott's blog looks very good. Also check out CBT Nugget series. It's a nice supplement to all the reading material.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
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