I was invited a couple of weeks ago to sit the beta version of the new VCAP4-DCA exam, my work schedule has prevented me from taking it, and even though VMware asked me if I would be able to take it if the beta period was extended I just don't have the time - my day job getting in the way... but hey, it's good to be busy!
I read a couple of blog posts today from others who have taken the beta exam, and it sounds just like I would expect it to given my previous VCP exam experiences and the VI3 Enterprise Admin exam from the VCDX3 program.
Here's the blog posts:
Chris Dearden: http://jfvi.co.uk/2010/06/17/vcap-dca-beta-experience/
William Lam: http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2010/06/my-vcap4-dca-beta-experience.html
I'll be waiting now to take the final exam when it is launched in July. I'm also developing some ideas to help those wanting to take the exam - check back around the date that the exam launches for more news on that...
Update - June 22nd
Here's another review of the beta exam from Jason Boche:
Update - June 30th
Duncan Epping from Yellow Bricks has posted his feedback too:
Update - July 11th
Dave Convery over at Daily Hypervisor has posted his feedback: