I recently passed my VCP4 today. It’s been a long road getting here but I’m glad it’s behind me.
I was slated to take it 12/2009 time frame, but we had 4 deaths in the family within a 4 month period!
Needless to say that delay caused me to miss the opportunity to take the test without taking training
However at some point I thought I would get the training I needed to take the VCP but this never came to pass and I remained uncertified until most recently.
Last Summer I took a job with VMware as a TAM and I got the vSphere 4 training I needed. Finally I can say I am a VCP4!
With this behind me it’s time to study for my VCP5, which needs to be completed by end of year 2011 :) or in less than 2 months!
What do I have to add for all of you taking the test?
– Read those documents, know your stuff, take the mock exams, follow the blue prints
– Notice this about the questions… There are plays on words and metrics
A VM has the following performance counters – paging reads 0 and ballooning reads 240
Or I’ve seen it as
A VM has the following performance counters – paging reads 240 and ballooning reads 0
Also, I’ve seen a bunch of play on words like changing is to isn’t – This changes the answer you choose.
So word to the wise – I believe they are doing this to counter potential VCP’s just studying questions from TestKing, Cerfityme, etc… So if you are, Good Luck – You’ll need it — Its plain and simple – Study hard = Passing the test