Just thought I would share my experiences with you. I am currently a VCP 3.5 4.0 so was studying for the VCP-510 exam without taking the required course (which comes into effect Feb 2012)
I sat for the exam back in September but unfortunately did not make it. Got 280 and pass mark was 300. So I think I just missed it by a few questions. I was really gutted at first but it makes me realize that I was not ready.
I am resetting the exam this week and hope to pass it 2nd time round... fingers crossed.
I made a mental note of a few questions that I had no idea of and hope I get them this type round as I think I know the answers.
85 questions 90 minutes (if I remember correctly) costs £174.00
My tip to anyone who reads this is get lots of practice with the actual kit. there are lots of new sub-meus and option especially in the HA and DRS settings in 5.0.
Unfortunately I only have 1 ESXi host to play with a bit limited to what I can do. But get as much experience from a lab as that is how i remember stuff.
Read all the pdf docs surround vsphere 5 http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html
Do not spend too much time learning the maximum configs, I did not get any questions regarding those.
The following pratice tests helped me remember certain new feature in 5.0. Although none of these question are in the exam
Just wish all the best to anyone of you in a similar boat as me. And if you do not succeed first DEFINITELY try again!!!
Oh I found this discount Voucher code to use that entitles the user 25% VMWLV25
To use this code I called up VUE to book my exam and it worked
Welcome to the community and sorry for the fail.
I can only suggest to try more features as you can... and also with a single host, you can virtualize more hosts (there are only some changes to make at vSwitches or portgroups).
PS: for the preparation see also http://vinfrastructure.it/en/certifications-on-virtualization/vcp/vcp5/
I have passed today got 306, pass mark is 300 so just made it by the skin on my teeth. But I passed so I am pleased.
Can anyone tell me what the total score is if the pass mark is 300? Out of 85 questions I am trying to figure out how many I got right.
For my next objective I think I will study for my CCNA before I go down the VCAP route.
Anyone know when VCAP will be updated to version 5? Is it worthing doing the VCAP in 4 right now and then upgrade
Let me know your thoughts.
The scoring system used does not convert into a percentage, so you'll never know how many questions or which questions you got right - you passed anyway!
VMware certifications such as VCAP normally go through various stages before they are released, and none of those stages has yet happened so it's too soon to suggest when the vSphere 5 versions will be available. We also don't know for defnite at this stage exactly what "upgrade" paths will be available.
Congrats! Your hard work has payed off.
Did you get many configuration maximum questions on the second attempt. This is the last thing I need to study before my VCP5 exam tomorrow. I remember VCP4 had a tonne of these questions. I hope they have toned down on these questions, as a VMware consultant I usually relay on Google/config max pdf for these answers.
Thanks. I read your reply before the exam, so I didn't study all of the config maximums. I am glad, not a single config max question.
I think the exam is better off without these questions, they don't test VMware knowledge, just your ability to memorise numbers.
And I passed.