Friends , this is a late post sharing my VCAP-DCD experience since i passed the exam in the month of July. I was engaged on my personal works that kept away from my laptop :-).
About the exam:- Tough yes, I am an administrator basically and not a designer, it took some time for me to sit for design exam since last October I cleared my VCAP-DCA to prepare myself to look at things like a designer. I think the time i took is good and I recommend not to rush, for me the slow transition worked out.
By this time all would have known with the structure and the pattern of the exam VDCD510 so there is nothing new i could say. But one important bug i noticed in the exam visio tool is " while i revisited to see the corrections i made with my design, BOOM BOOM My corrections was not there. still it was showing the old status" I had this on 2 design scenario's I worked. Not sure if this has fixed, So be careful and to revisit twice to see if the corrections you have made persist.
Obviously there is no end to say this preparation is enough for the exam, below are the materials i choosed and sticked to it & did not go vein.
I've started my preparations for VCDX. I learned that it needs tremendous amount of effort & knowledge, but I hope to achieve it.
Finally I wish you all the very best for the exam & good luck.