My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together
Passed VCAP-DCD Exam
After a bit of confusion and receiving the wrong exam results via email I got a nice email with a PDF copy of my scope report this morning, so I have now passed my VCAP-DCD 411 exam, with a mid-300’s score.
I did the beta exam (and because of availability and my schedule I had to go to Berlin to do it) it was about 4 hours long and off of the questions I had to rush a bit, which I would like to think which probably accounts for my score.
I did the version 3 design exam last year and I think the scenarios were better laid out in the v4 exam and weren’t as long which made them much more achievable in the allotted time.
They fixed the diagramming tool – there is a Visio-like diagramming tool which you can use to sketch out designs based on a given scenario by dragging & dropping servers, storage and links.
The exam I did was a good mix of scenarios/multiple-choice type questions and drag and drop process questions, all of which I guess will make it into the final version of the exam.
The final exam is now available for scheduling – you can find details here.
I did the vSphere 4 Design course the week before, although it was useful for the my VCDX prep in terms of helping to understand the blessed VMware design process but I don’t think it’s that helpful for the exam as the exam has a more technical focus so as long as you understand cluster design you should be in good stead.
I will also do the VCAP-DCA in a couple of months so will report back on my experience, in the meantime – Gregg has a great set of links and information on his blog here