It has been a long time in the works, but I am happy to announce that I am currently in the process of writing Sybex's VCP5 study guide. The book is tentatively titled "VCP: VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5." This book will be a complete rewrite with 100% new content to focus on the VCP5. I am also pleased to announce that Troy Clavell has signed on to be technical editor for this project.
The goal of the book is to follow the VCP5 exam blueprint and cover each of the objectives in detail. I also hope to impart real world practical knowledge along the way, using many of the things learned here in the VMTN forums. The book will also include many hands-on exercises, 20 review questions at the end of each chapter, a glossary and plenty of helpful tips. There will also be a companion CD that will include two 75-question bonus exams and at least 100 flashcards.
The book will be available in the first quarter of 2012, but I will announce the actual availability when I know for certain. If you have any feedback on what you think would make a great VCP5 book, I would love to hear it.