VMware – VCP510 exam pass

I passed my VCP510 exam¬†in early February¬†with a score of 400. I’m pleased to have finally gotten it out of the way as it’s been really difficult to get a slot in the testing centres in Brisbane, particularly with the requirement to do the two-day course if you don’t pass it before the end of February. I haven’t done as much with vSphere 5 in a hands-on sense as I would have liked, but Workstation 8 / Fusion 4 helped me get up and running enough to get familiar with the product.

I found the following resources of particular use:

Forbes Guthrie’s vReference.com had a number of useful documents, particularly the vSphere 5 documentation notes and the quite awesome vSphere 5 vReference Card;

Andrea Mauro‘s vInfrastructure Blog also had an excellent summary of the key areas to focus on.

I also recommend you read through as much reference material / admin guides that you can, and remember that what you’re taught in the course doesn’t always correlate with what you see in the exam. As always, I found the storage, networking and performance documents to be of the most use. Good luck!

VCP410 exam pass

I passed my VCP410 exam yesterday with a score of 450. I’m pleased to have finally gotten it out of the way as, even though I had signed up for the second-shot voucher with VMware, there seem to be no free slots in the 4 testing centres in Brisbane this month. After the epic fail of my previous employer to stay afloat, I also had to pony up the AU$275 myself, so I felt a little bit more pressure than I normally would when taking one of these exams.

I found the following resources of particular use:

Brian’s list of “Useful study material”;

Duncan’s VCP 4 post;

Simon Long’s blog and practice exams;

and the VCP4 Mock Examfrom VMware on the mylearn page.

I also recommend you read through as much reference material / admin guides that you can, and remember that what you’re taught in the course doesn’t always correlate with what you see in the exam. Good luck!