Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Exam prep for VCAP-DCA

I really wish that I had an unlimited budget of time and money.  Unfortunately, I have neither so I study when I can and work with what I have.

I've been preparing the VMware Certified Advanced Professional Data Center Administrator certification exam and wow, it is daunting.  I've been working with VMware for a few years now and I got my VCP back in March of last year.  I manage a small data center and have been fortunate enough to get my hands on a lot of really cool technology that I thought I knew quite a bit about.  But in studying for this exam, I realize just how much I still need to learn.  I will be taking it on Friday, fully expecting at this point to fail, but it has opened my eyes so much during my studies that it will only make me better at what I do.

I have to applaud VMware for putting together a fantastic "exam blueprint" for this exam.  It is loaded with great references.  Also, I found several people who have done a great job at posting their study notes and taking deep dives into specific areas.  I am planning on doing the same once I get done with the actual test.

I'll post again on Friday after I take it but I will not know the results until up to 10 days after since it is a lab test and the results will be reviewed by a human being.  If you have any interest in specific objectives, please let me know and I'll do what I can to help.  Wish me luck!

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