I passed the VCP5-DCV exam at the start of the week.
Why take it now?
Having worked with VMware for many years, I’ve never actually taken a VCP exam, this was due to not realising many years ago you could sit an exam and the course was not mandatory. When I finally looked into taking a VCP exam, VMware had just changed the rules, so that the course requirement was mandatory.
So I spat my dummy out and didn’t bother, as my employer at the time would not send me on a course, and I couldn’t afford it myself.
Fast forward, VMware released the VCP-NV exam, where the course requirement was waived if you had a CCNA or CCNP certification. Brilliant, I jumped onto the VCP-NV and hammered all the material out there I could find, as I was also looking at moving companies to work with NSX full time.
Having passed the VCP-NV, it then allowed me to sit any other VCP exam without sitting the appropriate course. So I finally got around to sitting the VCP5-DCV
I’ve noticed a lot of activity online about people taking exams before a particular deadline.
VCP Delta Exam
VCP-NV (No course requirement if you’re a CCNA/CCNP)
CCNP R+S Exam (Last 642 Series exams before 29th Jan 2015)
And just exams in general, regardless of a deadline.
I’m writing this post, mainly because I’ve been struggling to revise. And others will too, also being out of education for a number of years, you forget all those great techniques you never bothered to listen to when you did your exams in high school.
But now, you can re-learn and enhance yourself. 😉
I hate it, I always have. Its hard, it’s boring, and I could be doing other stuff I hate like tidying up.