Passed VCP5-DCV

After 2 months and an half studying VMware and went through official training, i’m really happy to say I’m officially VCP5-DCV for the next 2 years!

Pre-Requirements

One of the big pre-requirements is to have official training which cost around ~3500 USD, but if your are alone on this journey you can check a VMware IT Academy (VITA) for an online or classroom training. The cost on a VITA will vary between ~200 and 700 USD.To pick one of this courses on VITA there are pre-requirements also like unemployed, career changers, etc.

Materials

I’ve build my home Lab with 3 physical Servers, you can build yours using VMware Workstation, performance it’s not required here :). After vSphere ICM course, i’ve read VCP5-DCV Official Certification Guide to clarify some gaps. I’ve watched also CBT Nuggets VMware 5.5 (my notes on this are unfinished).  VCP Community ad documentation Center for 5.5 is also a great resource.

I leave here my notes for both courses:

CBT Nuggets VMware 5.5

VMware vSphere Install Configure and Manage 5.5

A few good resources while i was studying:

VCP Community

vSphere Instructional Videos

Exam

Exam Code:VCP550PSE
Duration (Time):120 minutes + 30 extension (only for non-native Countries)
Number of Questions:136
Passing Score:300

This exam code is the same in essence like VCP550, the different it was scheduled from a VITA student

VMware RoadMap

This is the roadmap for Version 5, and now it’s time to go to VCIX-NV

vmware_v5_roadmap

This is the official logo

VCP-DCV

References:

VMware Certification

VMware Press – VMware Certification Marketplace

Exam Blueprint vSphere 5.5 (VCP550)

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