I sat my VCP5-DCV last Monday (a week ago Monday now) and passed. 450/500 so I am quite chuffed.
It was a great relief as I had devoted lots of lunchtimes and evenings and late nights into silly times in the morning to it.
I was so relieved that I haven’t blogged or done anything out of work since!
I resumed things like going to the gym at lunch times (VCP5=Fat Nealo!), Gentlemen’s Club on Tuesdays and spending some of my birthday money on a consumer binge of non-techy stuff. That’s out of the way now, the honeymoon’s over and it’s time for the next challenge. Having been spurred on by two colleagues at work I am plumping for VCAP-DCA. Why? It’s a logical next step. There’s no barrier to it in terms of pre-requisite courses etc. as the VCP5-DCV qualifies me to sit it. Plus my employer pays for the exams.
So in kind of closing the door on VCP (*until it expires) I’ll sign off this section with some thanks.
Mike Corfield and Michael Stephen uk.linkedin.com/pub/michael-stephen/29/78b/39b for random revision questions/queries at desks or in the brew room.
Then Mike Preston for his great practice questions and Simon Long’s practice questions (both still relevant today!)https://twitter.com/SimonLong_and http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/vcp5-practice-exams/
oh and Vidad Cosonok’s cram notes!!! http://www.cosonok.com/2011/10/vcp510-vcp-on-vsphere-5-exam-cram-notes.html
It kind of sums up a great community on the web, twitter and now at work!
oh go on then…thanks to Hosk for all the “DO CERTIFICATIONS!” blog posts :-) https://twitter.com/BenHosk