Nothing like waiting til the last minute (VCP5)

blargoeblargoe Self-Described HuguenotNC, USAPosts: 4,170Member ■■■■■■■■■□
I passed the VCP 5 test this evening to get in ahead of the upgrade deadline. Whew!

I had no intention of doing so and had planned to just take an advanced v5 class down the road, but since changing jobs I have much less control over my training destiny. I had to start looking at implementing vsphere 5 last week for an upcoming project, later looked at the exam blueprint, and decided to give it a try. I crammed on the PDF documentation related to the newer features since I'm comfortable with most of the stuff that was available in v4, and used the VM workstation lab I am setting up for work to get some minimal hands on. Wasn't nearly as prepared as I wanted going in tonight with the short notice and the emergencies at work and home this week, but still managed a pass.

I still want to do the VCAP if I have time and resources, but it is looking more like a long shot now.
IT guy since 12/00

Recent: 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
Working on: RHCSA 7, learning Ansible
Future: RHCE? VCAP6.5-DCD?

Comments

  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congrats blargoe! Quick question about the VCP4/5 tests, are they "why" tests or "how".
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  • undomielundomiel Posts: 2,818Member
    Congrats on your pass blargoe! Great round for us last minuters today.

    I would say that you would be safe if you first know how to implement something, next understand how it works, then fit it into the puzzle of why you would use it. Vague I know, but knowing why will serve you very well on the job really when it comes to anything. I see a lot of people out there that know how to do something without understanding what it is doing or why they are using it.
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Thanks for the info Jeff.
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • tgfndotcomtgfndotcom Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    congrats man, glad you pulled it off in time
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAPosts: 4,170Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    undomiel wrote: »
    Congrats on your pass blargoe! Great round for us last minuters today.

    I would say that you would be safe if you first know how to implement something, next understand how it works, then fit it into the puzzle of why you would use it. Vague I know, but knowing why will serve you very well on the job really when it comes to anything. I see a lot of people out there that know how to do something without understanding what it is doing or why they are using it.

    I concur.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCSA 7, learning Ansible
    Future: RHCE? VCAP6.5-DCD?
  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 664Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    undomiel wrote: »
    I would say that you would be safe if you first know how to implement something, next understand how it works, then fit it into the puzzle of why you would use it.

    That's a "+1" from me...
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