VCAP5-DCA tests on 5 or 5.1?

EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
As the title suggests, can someone tell me if the VCAP5-DCA tests you on 5 or 5.1? I just had a look at the exam blueprint and it's got vSphere 5 all over it, but I need to be seconded by the folks on TE. I do realize that the exam experience probably remains much the same either way and 5.1 has several enhancements, I dont want any surprises. I'm about to rebuild my lab and need to get it right. Thanks.
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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    5.0 it is. Confirmed by VMware.
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  • jmritenourjmritenour Member Posts: 565
    Good to know - any word as to when it will shift to 5.1?
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  • meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    The exam has been upgraded to 5.x. Any questions on the exam will be the same answer whether it was running on 5.0 or 5.1.
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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    @meadIT - Damn man, can I ask where you got that info from? Have you taken the exam recently or know someone who has? The blueprint says vSphere 5, but then the date on the blueprint is July 9, 2012 and is outdated?
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  • QHaloQHalo Member Posts: 1,488
    I believe that Scott confirmed it as well. I can't seem to find the post.

    It's not directly related to VCAP-DCA5, but I would imagine that it follows the same concepts.

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/virtualization/84050-vcp-5-prep-using-vsphere-5-1-a.html#post698327
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Thanks for the link QHalo.
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  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Essendon wrote: »
    @meadIT - Damn man, can I ask where you got that info from? Have you taken the exam recently or know someone who has? The blueprint says vSphere 5, but then the date on the blueprint is July 9, 2012 and is outdated?

    I took the exam less than two months ago. There isn't anything unique to 5.1 on the test.

    In the past, VMware has stated that their exams for major versions of vSphere will cover content that is in common with all the point releases (4.x exams didn't have content unique to 4.1, for example). I haven't seen (or looked for) a statement indicating the same for 5.x, but I would assume it is still the policy. VMware keeps their exam blueprints up to date... whichever blueprint you saw on their official site is the current one.
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  • dave330idave330i Member Posts: 2,091 ■■■■■■■■■■
    There wasn't anything 5.1 specific on the exam I took in mid-Jan. The pdfs were 5.1.
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