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The Design exam

The Design exam of VCDX3 was probably the weak part of the entire path.

The suggested course does not cover the exam at all (but to be onest was useful for the application part).

The exam itself maybe was not completly oriented on the design aspect, but there were also some questions about administration, installation, and so on...

If found it also not so difficult to pass.

 

Anyway the exam is no more avaible, and the new one (for VCAP-DCD and VCDX4) seems a lot better:

http://communities.vmware.com/blogs/AndreTheGiant/2010/11/13/my-vmware-vcap4dcd-beta-exam-experience

Just lets see when it goes live to see also other experience about it.

 

Resources

Old Design exam resources

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2009/03/07/vcdx-design-exam-how-to-prepare/

http://www.virtuallifestyle.nl/2010/02/vmware-vcdx-design-exam-preparation-resources/

http://www.virtualtroll.com/?p=132

 

VCAP-DCD resources

Blueprint - http://mylearn.vmware.com/register.cfm?course=76644

Demo of the Visio part - http://mylearn.vmware.com/courseware/82525/VCAPDCD_Tutorial.swf

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1640264#1640264

 

Other user's experience in Design exam

Old Design exam

http://vmwaretips.com/wp/2009/04/02/vcdx-design-exam-complete/

http://blog.scottlowe.org/2009/11/05/vcdx-design-exam-post-mortem/

http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2009/10/01/vcdx-design-exam-been-there-done-that/

 

New DCD exam (actually only the beta version)

http://jfvi.co.uk/2010/11/09/vcap-dcd-beta-experience/

http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2010/11/10/vmware-vcap4-dcd-beta-exam-experience/

http://jeffreywolfanger.com/vcap-dcd-beta-experience/

http://www.dailyhypervisor.com/2010/11/11/my-vmware-vcap4-dcd-beta-exam-experience/

http://vmwaretips.com/wp/2010/11/11/vmware-vcap4-dcd-beta-exam-experience/

 

Read more in Part 8...