Pankaj85
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VCAP5-DCA exam issue

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Hi,

I had appeared for VDCA510 exam yesterday in India. During the exam i faced some technical issues so I had informed test center administrator. He called VSS support from PearsonVUE, who took remote access of my LAB and asked the Test center Administrator to Stop my exam and I could not complete the exam.

Now I am curies as I did not got any mail from PearsonVUE or VMware confirming the issue with LAB. Do I need to contact VMware Support to check the status or they take some time to analyze the issue?

Any guidance is much appreciated !

Thanks

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Pankaj85
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Thanks Gregg!

I had contacted PersonVUE today and gave the incident number which was created during the exam. After some explanation they have rescheduled the exam Smiley Happy

Waiting for exam day again :smileymischief:

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firestartah
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Hi

The testing center should have a case number around the problem and you can most likely contact VMware education, give them your booking reference number and then find out how you can reschedule

Gregg

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Pankaj85
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Thanks Gregg!

I had contacted PersonVUE today and gave the incident number which was created during the exam. After some explanation they have rescheduled the exam Smiley Happy

Waiting for exam day again :smileymischief:

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firestartah
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Well at least you now know at least some of the things in the exam for your retry

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Pankaj85
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Well, no comments on that :smileylaugh::smileylaugh:

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AndreTheGiant
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Was the same also for me with the VCAP4-DCA... It could happen and for admin exam you have a VUE part but also a VMware part.

Anyway... retake the exam for free isn't so bad Smiley Wink

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vHaridas
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Today I was about to register for VCAP5-DCA but before completing registration process I called to testing center to get some information about the center location, route..etc.

after discussion with testing center, am confused whether to register for exam or not?

As per testing center VCAP5-DCA exam has network issue across India and specifically in his center there are many issues related to local desktop/servers which they are planning to upgrade to minimize issues during exam.

After that I called to Pearson VUE and ask for confirmation whether I can schedule exam on that center when testing center is saying there are issues happening during exam.

I got awesome answer from Pearson, if I wish I can register or leave it.

Unfortunately there is only one testing center in Pune where I can schedule this exam.

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If you ever have ANY issue testing, don't leave without a VSS incident number.

Glad you got it worked out.

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Pankaj85
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I am also from Pune Smiley Happy I am going to sit for VDCA510 again today. Lets hope its all good..

Will let you know how was it..

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AndreTheGiant
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Good luck!

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vHaridas
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Best of luck.

If you are giving exam from pune then our exam center is same.

Please share you experience about test center so that I can schedule it.

I want to schedule for Friday 21 June.

Thanks

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Pankaj85
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Sat for VDCA510 today at Pune, India. Still faced issue with local system. It got hung when around 15 mins left for 4-5 mins. I couldn't do anything but the timer was on Smiley Sad.

Keep an eye on timer its very fast :smileymischief: I could only attempt 22 question. hope i did enough to clear the exam.

Now waiting for result day.....:smileyconfused:

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Pankaj85
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Thanks.

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nitinku20
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Good to know this as even I was planning to have this scheduled at Pune. Thanks.

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admin
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if you experience latency,  be sure to have the test administrator call VSS to add time.  Please let me know how smoothly (hopefully)  the exam runs.

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Pankaj85
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Hello Guys,

Its big day for me!! Got my scorecard from VMWare and you know what I passed the exam Smiley Happy hureyyyyy

What a way to start a day... 5.02 AM in India such a big good news.

Thanks all.

Pankaj

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nitinku20
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Hi Pankaj,

Congratulations on clearing the exam. Also I would require help on knowing the following information:

1> How many days does it take to receive the confirmation once you have appeared for the exam. I am aware it is 15 days but in some cases it has been more than this time period.

2> What are the study resources that you have used for preparing for the certification exam? particularly which vCAT documentation i.e. ver 2 or ver 3 from exam preparation point of view.

Regards,

Nitin

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firestartah
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Hi,

My two cents worth is that the vCAT is for vCloud so wont be applicable to the VCAP5-DCA. If interested I listed all the resources I used for my VCAP5 exams on my blog here:

http://thesaffageek.co.uk/vsphere-5-study-resources/vcap5-dca-dcd/

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Pankaj85
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Hi Nitin,

To answer your first, i gave exam on 15th June and i Got result today.. so 10 days in my case

Second, there are lot of great guides available and i use most of them. And more important all guides from VMware.

http://thesaffageek.co.uk/vsphere-5-study-resources/vcap5-dca-dcd/

You  need to practice the entire blueprint at least for couple of times to get comfortable with it. In exam time is very crucial so try to gain expertise on completing task in multiple ways.

Best luck for your studies!

Pankaj

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vHaridas
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Congratulations Pankaj.

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