VCP5-DCV: Which exam to take?

Tommy_DTommy_D Member Posts: 47 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi guys, just finished up my 5.5 ICM class today and in speaking with the instructor he recommended I sit the 5.0/5.1 exam while I still can because its almost 1/3 the amount of questions. Just curious what your thoughts were?

The 130 questions in only 2 hours sounds like something I would really struggle to complete to be honest...I'm not sure how similar VMware tests are to Microsoft, but I always take 2 hours plus when doing the 45-60 questions MS exams.

Background on me...I am being required to get certified for my job, I've worked a fair amount with all three 5.x versions of VMware over the past few years.

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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Have you looked through the blueprint documents for the 2 exams? Some of the objectives are different which could influence your decision:

    Two Available VCP5-DCV Exams
    VCP2 / VCP3 / VCP4 / VCP5 / VCAP4-DCA / VCI / vExpert 2010-2012
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  • tprice5tprice5 Member Posts: 770
    Tommy_D wrote: »
    The 130 questions in only 2 hours
    Can you confirm this, scott28tt?
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    tprice5 wrote: »
    Can you confirm this, scott28tt?

    VCP550 is actually 135 questions in 120 minutes - this is confirmed in the exam blueprint which you can access via the link I posted in my earlier reply.
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  • kj0kj0 Member Posts: 767
    I took it the other day, it is a difficult test to get done in 120 minutes.
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  • tprice5tprice5 Member Posts: 770
    scott28tt wrote: »
    VCP550 is actually 135 questions in 120 minutes - this is confirmed in the exam blueprint which you can access via the link I posted in my earlier reply.
    Sorry!

    I had requested permissions for the 5.5 but now after hearing about the length I think I will opt for the previous iteration.
    kj0 wrote: »
    I took it the other day, it is a difficult test to get done in 120 minutes.
    How'd you do?
    Certification To-Do: CEH [ ], CHFI [ ], NCSA [ ], E10-001 [ ], 70-413 [ ], 70-414 [ ]
    WGU MSISA
    Start Date: 10/01/2014 | Complete Date: ASAP
    All Courses: LOT2, LYT2 , UVC2, ORA1, VUT2, VLT2 , FNV2 , TFT2 , JIT2 , FMV2, FXT2 , LQT2
  • J.TotJ.Tot Member Posts: 84 ■■□□□□□□□□
    In the end both are hard and time constrained.

    5.0x is 85 questions at 90 minutes.

    Take whatever you study the most. When recertification comes around you'll be learning 6.x
    VCP5 : [X] | VCP6 : [X] | MCSE : 70-412 [X] , 70-417 [ ] , 70-413 [ ] , 70-414 [ ] | VCAP : [ ]
  • Tommy_DTommy_D Member Posts: 47 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to opt for the 5.0/5.1 exam to give myself all the time I can get when I sit for it. I have been looking at both blueprints and they don't seem to be too terribly different.
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