Monday, 3 October 2011

VCP5 information and preparation

This page contains a collection of links to some of the key VCP5-related posts on this blog.

General information
New certification: VCP5
Current paths to VCP5 - March 2012
Studying for the VCP5 exam
Review of the VCP5 exam
VCP - Common Questions
VCP5-DCV now updated for vSphere 5.5
Recertification policy
Quickest option for recertification

Preparation
New vSphere 5 training courses
New course - vSphere 5: Fast Track
Exam preparation workshop
Free webinar on vSphere 5 training and certification

Updating to VCP5
How does a VCP3 holder update to VCP5?
Update your VCP4 to VCP5
Gaining VCP4 and VCP5

66 comments:

  1. Hi Scott,
    Could you please provide me VCP510 exam voucher(second attempt free)code .I am planning to write the exam January last week.

    Thanking You in advance.

    majeedmajeed@gmail.com

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  2. @Anonymous (4 January 2012) - VMware are not currently offering a free re-take for their exams.

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  3. Know of any good Android apps for VCP5 prep?

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  4. Hi

    I have completed VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V4.1, last year and I also have one VCP exam voucher, is it possible to use that voucher to seat for VCP 5. what is the requirement to seat for VCP 5 exam?

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  5. @Anonymous (Jan 19) - Yes your voucher can also be used to pay for the VCP5 exam, but you don't currently qualify for VCP5 certification. If you pass the VCP4 AND VCP5 exams before the end of February you will gain both certifications, otherwise you will have to attend the vSphere 5: What's New training course to qualify for VCP5 (you would only need to pass the VCP5 exam if you took that training course).

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  6. Hi Scott,
    Do you have a discount promotion code for VCP510?
    TIA

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  7. @Anonymous (Feb 2, 2012) - there are no general-use promotion codes currently available.

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  8. Hi Scott

    I have register training on vcp4.1 and now i want to write the exam. so please tell me time before i should write the exam.

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  9. @Mohd Saqib,
    You have to schedule your VCP410 exam before 29-02-2012!!

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  10. @Mohd, the retirement date for the VCP4 exam has NOT yet been confirmed, but you should look to take it soon.

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  11. @Anonymous (Feb 20, 2012) - as per my comment that follows yours, the VCP4 exam retirement date has not yet been annnounced.

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  12. I scott i am Vm ware administrator. i want to increase my knowledge in Vmware sphere (client and server) and want to be expert in this and secondly i want to know cloud computing in vmware . can you please send me course material for this.
    my email address is fazal.dsr@gmail.com

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  13. @Mohammed, course materials are only provided to those attending the courses. You can download evaluation versions of VMware's products and the documentation for the same from VMware.com

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  14. Hi Scott, I have cleared a VCP 5 exam, I still would n't get my Certification,Although i got my score card from the pro metric center where i was give the exam.
    How much time it will take by pearson to send your certification.

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  15. @Anonymous (Apri 16, 2012) - assuming you meet the training requirements for VCP5 then you should receive an email from VMware soon - that should be less than 2 weeks from when you passed, but as there have been so many VCP exams taken so far in 2012 there is a delay in the process.

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  16. Hi Scott, I am have been working with vSphere v.5 setting up enviroments and etc, i am planning to get VCP 5 certified , i do not have a previous certification or have done a course @ VmWare. Is it manadatory to attend vSphere Install,Configure, Manage or Fast track from a authorized course center or i can pass this with just self study ? Appreciate your response.

    Harry

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    1. Yes it is mandatory - the VCP has always had a training requirement.

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    2. Thanks for the information Scott.

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  17. Hi,

    How do you upload the course attendance certificate in order to achieve the VCP, after passing the exam ?

    Thanks,


    Zvika

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    1. There's no such concept - you should have registered your attendance on your course on VMware's website - all official training providers are tasked with getting students to do that. VMware will check that data against your exam pass.

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  18. Thanks very much for your prompt reply.
    You are an asset to VM World.

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  19. Hi Scott, do you have any info on the current VCP5 exam? I have heard that the exam has changed recently, could this be a change to VCP511 from 510?
    Thanks and kind regards
    Steve

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    1. Hi Steve, VCP511 was the code used for the beta VCP5 exam. You should book the VCP510 exam. I am not aware of any recent or future changes to the VCP5 exam. Scott.

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  20. hi scott, should i go for vcp4 or directly try for vcp5

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    1. If you've yet to attend the required training on vSphere, I'd look at VCP5.

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  21. Hi Scott, I'm an undergraduate student with no experience in VMWare software or virtualization. I'm just starting out now. Can you brief me on what software to install and how to proceed? My goal is to pass the VCP5 exam in approximately 3 years from now.

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    1. Hi Anush, thanks for emailing me - I've just sent you a full reply which should be a big help for you. Scott.

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    2. would you be able to send me the same e-mail?
      I'm on the same boat as Anush (software engineering graduate). Any help is appreciated.
      oren@oscomputer.ca

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    3. @ Anush or Oren : Can you guys provide me the material which Scott sent you on this email mirza.asim@gmail.com
      .Thanks in advance

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    4. Hi every one,
      i have same above query, will appricaite if any of above guy forward me the material of Scott's email.
      thanks

      saqibsuleman@msn.com

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    5. I didn't keep the email I sent to the others, but essentially it talked about building a lab, doing plenty of research, and gaining a junior role that included some elements of virtualization to start with.

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    6. Hi Scott or anyone with the materials !!! Can you guys send me the same e-mail please ?
      I'm on the same boat as Anush (software engineering graduate). Any help is appreciated.
      itsgyangm@hotmail.com

      Regards,
      Gyan

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  22. hi...
    this is ravi,, as iam working technical suppourt engineer. i would like know what is VMWARE if dont mind can u send me mail it's "ravi_6239@rediff.com"
    plese help me

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  23. @ Anush or Oren and SCOTT ....am on the same boat...please send to me also..
    aldovmware@gmail.com

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  24. hi , is it okay to take the exam first? Are there any differences of it? Is it validate as we take the exam after the class?

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    1. You should have clicked the "VCP - Common Questions" link above - you'll find the answer on that page.

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  25. Do I need to work on vSphere 5.1 for VCP 5 exam? I read the "VCP - Common Questions" but i could not get this info clearly.

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    1. At this time the exam is based on 5.0 - keep an eye on the exam blueprint in case it gets updated and 5.1 is specifically mentioned.

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    2. Does anyone know if the exam is still based on 5.0 and doesn't include the new components (SSO, new Web Client) introduced in vSphere 5.1? I noticed that they now link to all the 5.1 documents in the blueprint but their policy states they are neutral to 5.0 and 5.1. It seems like the Official VCP Certification book still is geared towards 5.0.

      Thanks You!

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    3. The exam is version neutral, the items were reviewed and are applicable to elements common to 5.0 and 5.1. This is stated on the FAQ page for certification on VMware.com

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  26. Hi Scott,
    My name is Raj. I am planning to give VCP5 exam in next 6 months. Can you please brief me steps to proceed. Also requesting you to please send me stuff which you sent to Anush and Oren. My email id is email2raj29@yahoo.com


    Thank you,

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    1. I would suggest following all of the links in the main post.

      You can find the official steps needed here: http://www.vmware.com/go/vcp

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  27. Hi Scott,

    How difficult is it to appear for the exam without going through the dumps?
    VMware is making it very hard to pass with the twisted questions..

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    1. I don't agree that the questions are "twisted", they are very specific and cover all corners of the blueprint objectives. Using dumps is cheating, and very risky as they are so unreliable.

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  28. Hello Scott, Hope u are doing great !

    I have a project requirement to work on Vmware View and would like to know the path for gaining required knowledge for upcoming project as well as maintaining my skills for future jobs. Could you please tell me if VCP5 is recommended course/cert or I need to follow VCP5-DT ( VCP5 as pre-req per your blog) ?

    Please suggest !

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    1. There is an instructor-led course on View if you want that training - look at vmware.com/education for details. If you want to gain VCP5-DT certification you will need VCP5-DV first.

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  29. Thank you Scott !

    I forgot to mention that I am new to VMware though I am supporting Citrix XenDesktop based project where all VMs and ESX hosts are being maintained as infra.

    So I might be familiar with consoles upto the use of my work but not for VMware foundation or VMware View (basics, in-depth - is what I am looking for ).

    For the record, I got a book of ESX Server ( from Ron Oglesory and Scott Herold) and I found interesting to read. I hope I will finish it atleast to read main concepts (till 4 chapters or so).

    Do you think it's nice start to first read ESX server and then I will go to VMware View foundation course on Vmware- mylearning ?

    Thanks again for your suggestions !

    Regards
    Funefforts2012(gmail), India

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    1. Whilst not essential, I think it's better to learn about vSphere/ESXi before learning about View.

      There are Install Configure Manage classes available for both vSphere and View, or video based training available from TrainSignal - but you'll need to do the official vSphere course if you want to gain your VCP-DV certification.

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  30. Hi Scott,

    I appeared for the VCP 5 vSphere exam and passed from pro-metric center, have not received my certificate yet, i didnt attend any classes....instead i did self study and had lab setup in my office for practise......still i wont receive the certificate ???.... every time i try to contact vmware they are asking for class record.....is there any alternative path to get the certificates ???

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    1. Hello, it is clear that VCP5-DV has a training requirement. Http://www.vmware.com/go/vcp

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  31. Hi....If i attend training now and send the details will they give the certificates or i will have to appear for exam again ??

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    1. That's question 2 on my list of common questions:

      http://vmwaretraining.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/vcp-common-questions.html

      You will need to email certification@vmware.com if you take the training after passing the exam.

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  32. Hi ,Can I pass the vcp exam in self study ,Do I need to attend a class to qualify for VCP5-DCV ?

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    1. This is question 1 on my top 5 common questions:

      http://vmwaretraining.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/vcp-common-questions.html

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  33. Hi Scott

    I have attend VCP5-DCV Vsphere 5 training course in India and I did the Exam in Vue for VCP5-DCV 510 and passed already ,

    Is that Mean I am Already certified or I need again to attend the fast track in VMware ? !

    If I need to attend the fast Track again in VMware how much does it cost.

    Please advise
    Thanks
    Ahmed

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    1. So long as it was an authorised course you attended then it sounds to me like you've met the certification requirements.

      You should get an email from VMware a few days after passing the exam - it will ask you to confirm your shipping address and a couple of other things.

      If you haven't received it after a week or so, email certification@vmware.com and ask the team to verify your status - give them information about your training and exam.

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  34. Hi Scott,

    I am willing to take the VCP510 course and this is my first certification in VMware. Can you please provide me the path of attaining this certificate?

    And also why is it necessary to take up the course in an VMware authorized training centre rather than a non authorized one?

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    1. Have a look through some of the links in the main post above, or go to http://www.vmware.com/go/vcp

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  35. Hi Scott,

    Need your help,,
    As i am going for VCP510 in the month of August,and in this field i am a starter,
    So can you tell me before taking the exam , what are the prerequisite (means what technologies should a person know before taking up that exam) ?

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    1. Follow some of the links above and make sure you review the exam blueprint - it will tell you the objectives covered in the exam. Have you taken the required training?

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  36. Hi Scott,

    Thanks for your Advise,

    I have my exam scheduled in the month of August. Before that i will be taking the Fasttrack course for the same.
    The thing is that i m just starting from the scratch,so will i be able to clear the exam after taking the required training in my first attempt.

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    1. The training is to teach you about the product, not how to pass the exam.

      I recommend you use 3 things to prepare yourself for the exam:

      1. The exam blueprint - to guide you
      2. The documentation - to study
      3. The software - to play

      The blueprint really is key as it tells you the exam objectives - you can download it from vmware.com

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  37. Hi Scott
    Im Bilal from Birmingham. Can you please guide me that how i can prepare VMwear exam and where i can take exam? how long will it take me to get certificate? You can email at bilal_ul_hassan@hotmail.co.uk
    Thanks a lot.

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    1. The links in this post give a lot of information that will help you to answer your questions.

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