I completed the VMware vSphere Install, Configure, and Manage course and am now preparing to take the VCP5-DCV exam. I am reading a book by Scott Lowe Mastering VMware vSphere 5. Any recommendations for preparing to take the exam?
The best, and most consistent, advice you will get is to get a copy of the latest exam blueprint and make sure you know each of the objectives listed there. For the ones you don't know, a lab is an excellent resource to get more familiar with them.
Good luck on the VCP5-DCV!
I second vmroyale's advice - use the Blueprint since it details what can be covered in the exam.