Anyone sat the new VCP550 (vSphere 5.5) exam?

jayc71jayc71 MemberMember Posts: 112 ■■■■□□□□□□
I'm VCP4-DCA certified and trying to convince my company to pay for the What's New [4.x to 5.5] course so I can sit the VCP5 exam. I see that this exam is now available and I'd like to take the latest one. I realize that the 510 and 550 courses both result in the VCP5-DCA cert, just curious if anyone here has sat for the 550 exam and what your thoughts are??
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  • kj0kj0 Member Posts: 767
    I am currently finishing off the 5.5 course and once complete in 3 weeks I will be taking the 550. Will let you know.


    The is a thread here that talks about the changes to the exam, The blueprint is also available from VMware now.
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  • SurgeSurge Member Posts: 26 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Aiming for end of March myself for the 550, so id love to hear some feedback also. Sitting I,C,M that I talked company into covering for me, 2nd week of March.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I wonder if any VCP5s taking the 5.5 :)

    Or .. if you even can (with all the new rules and whatnot)
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  • TheProfTheProf Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 331 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I recently passed the VCP5-DCV(5.0 I believe) and VCP5-DT.. I personally wouldn't bother with 5.5... Don't think there's enough change to really make it worth doing.. If however, I didn't have the VCP5, I'd probably do it, would be worth it.
  • kj0kj0 Member Posts: 767
    My take: If you don't have a VCP5 already, then go for the 5.5, If you do - wait for the VCP6.
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  • SimonD.SimonD. Member Posts: 111
    As I understand it if you're already VCP5 you won't get the approval from VMware to sit the VCP 5.5 exam.
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    SimonD. wrote: »
    As I understand it if you're already VCP5 you won't get the approval from VMware to sit the VCP 5.5 exam.
    Current VCP5-DCV holders who passed the VCP510 exam CAN take the VCP550 if they wish - they don't need to of course as has already been mentioned... You might want to say you've passed VCP510 and VCP550 as it shows you have current knowledge on 5.5
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  • emerald_octaneemerald_octane Member Posts: 613
    I won't put myself through the agonizing torture that was the VCP5 until v6 comes out. Good luck to those on VCP5.5 though.
  • SimonD.SimonD. Member Posts: 111
    scott28tt wrote: »
    Current VCP5-DCV holders who passed the VCP510 exam CAN take the VCP550 if they wish - they don't need to of course as has already been mentioned... You might want to say you've passed VCP510 and VCP550 as it shows you have current knowledge on 5.5

    Thanks Scott, must admit that I was under the impression that you couldn't sit both exams so thanks for the clarification.
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