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    The VCAP has recently caught my eye as I am bored with trivial technical exams. Lab exams are much more interesting.
    So far I have watched the Trainsignal/Pluralsight videos which have been helpful. My study plan is to lab each section in the blueprint and complete the tasks as many different ways as possible via C#, web, cli, powercli, etc.

    I am having a hard time scheduling the exam due to the changes were made to the process recently. I also hope to get some time booked on Josh's Test Track as I have read nothing but good things about it.
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    Pearson Vue is an absolutely terrible company to deal with for anything other than their standard exams. You have my sympathy.

    I found the VCAP5-DCA Official Cert Guide useful but make sure you get the deluxe edition which has an addition 3rd set of scenarios based on 5.5 (the first two are based on 5.0 but still mostly relevant).
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    Try calling in to schedule the exam, the tools the operators have seem to be working better right now than the website.

    If you're in Boston I'll have Test Track at the VMUG conference in a few weeks.
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    Exam scheduling is now working but I chickened out on actually setting the date.

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    if you fail its still a gauge of your progress studying.
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    $400 is rather expensive for a practice exam. I am thinking of going in blind with the Test Track to get a good feel of where I am at before moving forward.
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    TT wasn't written to gauge preparedness, wasn't written to meet the blueprint coverage and was written for DCA510 and converted to DCA550.

    However, those that do well on TT tend to do well on the exam.
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    Well my VCP expires in May so I have scheduled the exam for April 6.

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    VCAP5-DCA is going to be retired on June 2, 2016.

    http://blogs.vmware.com/education/2016/03/6734.html

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    VCAP5-DCA is going to be retired on June 2, 2016.


    And be renamed/replaced by the VCIX. No other difference really - the recognition will remain the same. Do it!
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    [/FONT][/COLOR]And be renamed/replaced by the VCIX. No other difference really - the recognition will remain the same. Do it!
    I think it is being replaced by the VCAP6-DCV Deployment. I am hoping to pass the VCAP5 and then maybe add the version 6 Design to achieve the VCIX.

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    [/FONT][/COLOR]And be renamed/replaced by the VCIX. No other difference really - the recognition will remain the same. Do it!
    If you look at the roadmap, they changed it again. Exam is still called VCAP, but if you get both VCAP for a track you can call yourself a VCIX.
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    WTH, the VCAP6s aren't even out yet and they are announcing the end of the VCAP5 but they allow a year+ of overlap at the VCP level?
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    I'm so glad I got my DCA, I'm working on my DCD and planned to set end of May. Maybe I want to move that up a month as a little bit of insurance in case I need to retake it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iBrokeIT View Post
    WTH, the VCAP6s aren't even out yet and they are announcing the end of the VCAP5 but they allow a year+ of overlap at the VCP level?
    Running and maintaining lab environments to support the live lab exams is a bit different from the support needed to keep a VCP exam alive.
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    A little over a week to go. My weak areas appear to be host profiles and vCO since I have used neither in a real environment.

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    I hope you've been working on getting your PoSh/PowerCLI skills up to scratch too? (without knowing what you do at work with vSphere).
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    I think I should be alright with PowerCLI. I use it to run reports and perform mass VM tasks.

    I have almost no experience with vMA but it looks straight forward to setup. I haven't found any specific tasks that can only be completed with it.
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    Comfortable with AutoDeploy too?
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    Comfortable with AutoDeploy too?
    No AutoDeploy for the VCAP-DCA 5.5
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    Ah good, one less thing to worry about!
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    Well I just 'upgraded' in the world, managing a *redacted* DC with colo and I came on just when there doing EMC, VCE, and VCP6 training, so I'm getting free training, w00t!!!

    There buying a EMC VMAX 100k, another vBlock, and some perdy Nexus 5672U-16G switches. I'm going to be there 2nd VMware and Primary EMC/Storage person, from the looks of things I may sooner-rather-than-later be a core network person too since I motioned CCIEC and they said sure go for it.

    Although I won't pick up the reigns of the DC for a month until I pick up the infrastructure layout, I'm really excited!

    Plus it's only a 15 minute commute.
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    Must be nice. Almost a decade in the datacenter and I can barely subnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPG View Post
    Must be nice. Almost a decade in the datacenter and I can barely subnet.
    It's pretty cool, nearly a full /16 worth of /24's for 40+ locations. DMVPN with NHRP is new to me but it feels like Frame Relay.

    But it's a massive cluster, so I'm in <3, plus is so close to home.
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    I wish I could convince some of my customers to implement DMVPN. Much easier than managing dozens of tunnels per site.

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