VCAP Study Guide

This is an ongoing collection of links, sources, etc that I am using to start studying for the various VCAP5 Exams.

VCAP5-DCA Information

Certification Path

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Exam Blueprint – Everything you need to know about the exam.

Autolab – Automated ESXi/Workstation Deployment of vCenter Environment. This is a must have for any certification in VMware.

Unofficial Exam Study Guide – Jason Langer and Josh Coen wrote an awesome study guide for this exam!

vBrownBag Exam Study GuideNick Marshall has a great set of links to each vBrownBag video that walks you through the Exam Blueprint

Mastering vSphere 5 – Scott Lowe wrote a great book and has tons of stuff to help solidify concepts

Storage Implementation in vSphere 5 – Mostafa Khalil is the “OG” when it comes to storage, his history of iSCSI and FC were a big help for me. Before coming to work at RO, I hadn’t played with iSCSI, this book gave me a crash course. Still learning things from it.

VCAP5-DCD Information

Certification Path

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Exam Blueprint – Everything you need to know about the exam.

vBrownBag Exam Study Guide – Nick Marshall has a great set of links to each vBrownBag video that walks you through the Exam Blueprint

MyLearn Design Tool Demo Video – If you aren’t use to the MyLearn design tools for the exam, this video is a great overview of what to expect, it may save you some time!

MyLearn Exam Demo – Demo of the exam you may take.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Design – 4.5 Hours may seem long but this is a valuable training session about design considerations for DR/BC scenarios.

VCAP5-DTD Information

Certification Path

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Exam Blueprint – Everything you need to know about the exam.

Interactive Exam Simulation – VMware’s own exam simulator.

Exam Study PackSteven Dunne has a great package of notes, designs and more

Exam Study Guide Chris Beckett put together a nice study guide for this exam.

Exam Study Guide – Seb Hakiel has a very complete walk through of the exam.

Exam Study Guide – John Davis has a great breakdown of what he used.

VMware View Architecture Planning – VMware’s own planning guide, memorize it!

VMware View: Design Best Practices [V5.x] – VMware’s recommended training

VCAP5-DTA Information

Certification Path

This exam was just released on January 9, 2014, more information coming soon!

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Exam Blueprint – Everything you need to know about the exam.

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