6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2010 8:42 AM by ealaqqad

    VMware VCDX Design exam pass - thanks to and my experience

    magander Enthusiast

      Hi,

      just to share my experience regarding the VMware VCDX Design exam.

       

      The actual test was devided into two parts where the first contained 51 multiple choice questions and the second part containd one kind of Visio design question and the software took me a few minutes to get sorted out. During the second part (25 minutes) i was running out of time, probably 8 minutes to go, and i was curious what the next part would be about so i clicked the next button. I really shouldn't have done that because my test finished the same time i clicked the button. It didn't matter because i passed the test anyway.

       

      After the test i read that some of you have had the same experience so i should have read this community a little bit more before taking the exam.

       

      As some of you have already stated the Design exam does not align with the VMware VI3 Design cource that much which is my oppinion as well. It align just as much with the VI3 DSA cource without asking for the exact command syntax.

       

      A special thanks to Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, Scott Herold, Chak Sakac, Eric Sloof, Heino Skov Nicolai Sandager for their VCDX Design Exam blogs and comments in the VMware VCDX community.

       

      So i guess i have start collecting and organize my material for the next part. Any tips would be much appretiated.

       

      Thanks,

       

      /Magnus

        • 1. Re: VMware VCDX Design exam pass - thanks to and my experience
          mittim12 Guru
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          Congratulations on your passing score.  Good luck on your next steps. 

           






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          • 2. Re: VMware VCDX Design exam pass - thanks to and my experience
            ealaqqad Hot Shot
            vExpert

            Hi Magnus,

             

            Congratulate on passing the exam. I believe you are not the first one to mention that the Design course does not align to the design Exam. Though does that mean its better to review the DSA course & other materials posted on the community & ignore the design course material. As I have never got my hand on the design course material neither attended that course (Quite tough to obtain in my case). As you are one of the few who took the exam recently, could you highlight what materials are worth studying for the exam. I would be interested in your feedback on the material to study for the exam with the design course material being out of the picture.

             

            Thanks in advance for your feedback.

             






            I hope this help some one, if it does please reward points.

             

            Enjoy,

             

            Eiad Al-Aqqad

            System X & Storage Technical Specialist

             

            Founder of http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com

            • 3. Re: VMware VCDX Design exam pass - thanks to and my experience
              magander Enthusiast

              Hi Eiad Al-Aqqad,

               

              i think all the mentioned PDF and PPT documents gave me some good knowledge for the exam, i didn't study the documents since some of the m consists of 250-300 pages but i think i know them briefly at least. I didn't read all these documents before the test but these are the oncei have read during the years and i think they all gave me one or a few correct answers:)

               

              • 07Q2_dr_solution.pdf

              • 3994_RAID_WhichOne_v112.pdf

              • ConnectionsPorts-v300.pdf

              • disaster_recovery.pdf

              • esx_backup_wp.pdf

              • iSCSI_design_deploy.pdf

              • practical_guide_bcdr_vmb.pdf

              • vi3_35_25_u2_3_server_config.pdf

              • vi3_35_25_u2_mscs.pdf

              • vi3_35_25_u2_resource_mgmt.pdf

              • vi3_35_25_u2_vm_backup.pdf

              • vi3_san_design_deploy.pdf

              • vi3_vum_10u2_admin_guide.pdf

              • VMwareHA_twp.pdf

              • DP_AP05_VMworld_Europe_Active_Directory.ppt

              • DP_AP03_VMworld_Europe_Exchange.ppt

              • DP_AP04_VMworld_Europe_SQL_Server.ppt

               

              The blogs mentioned in my main post contains these documents.

               

              regards,

              Magnus

              • 4. Re: VMware VCDX Design exam pass - thanks to and my experience
                ealaqqad Hot Shot
                vExpert

                Hi Magander,

                 

                Thanks for your feedback. It helps to know at least what others have studied.

                 

                The design exam seems to be the most unclear test in regards of what to study. I will make sure I go through what I have not seen of the documents you have pointed.

                 

                Wish me luck :).

                 

                 

                I hope this help some one, if it does please reward points.

                 

                Enjoy,

                 

                Eiad Al-Aqqad

                System X & Storage Technical Specialist

                 

                Founder of http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com

                • 5. Re: VMware VCDX Design exam pass - thanks to and my experience
                  swapd Enthusiast

                   

                  Hi Magander,

                  First of all congratulations!!!

                   

                  I passed the Design Exam yesterday too.

                  Like you I followed this documents and tips found in some blogs already mentioned by you above.

                   

                  I would like to say thank you for all this people who spend some of their precious time to write/share their tips and experience about virtualization and the VMware VCDX certification. I would like to have more time to give it back. I will try!

                   

                  Cheers,

                  Elcio Mello

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                  • 6. Re: VMware VCDX Design exam pass - thanks to and my experience
                    ealaqqad Hot Shot
                    vExpert

                     

                    Hi Everyone,

                     

                     

                    Thanks for everyone who shared their experience & tips with me. I really appreciate people who is being active on this forum & answered my earlier post about the VMware Design Exam. Further, I am sending a big thank you to every one who shared knowledge for the exam at their own blogs. It has really helped me pass the VMware Design Exam few days back. In return, I have consolidated the materials I have studied from at one of my posts at:

                     

                     

                    VMware Design Exam Study Guides

                     

                    Now

                    I am preparing for the tough part. I am preparing my defense

                    applicaiton. Any tips in this regards will be appreciated. By the way do

                    I have to provide the power point presentation I am going to use in the

                    front of the panelist with the applicaiton or can I organize for that

                    at  a later stage.

                     

                     

                     

                    I hope this help some one, if it does please reward points.

                     

                    Enjoy,

                     

                    Eiad Al-Aqqad

                    System X & Storage Technical Specialist

                     

                    Founder of http://www.VirtualizationTeam.com