I am studying for the VCP 4 exam which I have scheduled for mid February. I have the v5.o update class under my belt but need to completee the VCP 4 exam before I take the 5 exam otherwise that class is worthless to me.
I am studing the Configuration Maximums. I made flash cards for every maximum in the document. As I was going through I was confused by something. Under the Virtual Machine Maximums it lists Virtual CPUs per VM as 8. Then Under ESX Host Maximums in the COMPUTE section it lists Virtual CPUs per VM as 1. Why is this? I just want to be sure I am clear. Thanks in advance for your help.
Max vCPU is 8 (but only in Enterprise+).
About the 1 doubt, I think that it mean that just 1 vCPU is like a CPU (or socket)... in vSphere it can be also like a core.
Taking VCP4 instead of VCP5 is worthless effort IMHO
I took VCP5 today and allmost all questions are in VCP4 stuff. You will pass without any problem even if you do not answer a single question in vSphere5 stuff.
So if you take VCP4 and then VCP5 you will feel, that you have taken the same test twice.
It maybe "worthless" to you. However for me I have a financial investment in the actual class. I have also taken the What's New in 5.0 class because I anticipated having my VCP 4 by that point but other factors played into a delay. So rather then spend $3000 to take the 5.0 Install class, spending $450 on two tests seems more reasonable....
And to add on my VCP5 exams about 40% of questions were about the new features in vSphere 5 - so you cannot assume you will breeze through on vSphere 4 knowledge -
Thanks David. I never would. I am not looking to cheat the system. I just need to cram for the VCP 4 so I can get by it and be able to focus on VCP 5. Who knows when they will decide to end the VCP 4 exam then I'll be on the hook for a $3k class :smileyconfused: Thanks for your post!
I would agree that there are typically a higher percentage of questions in the VCP5 exam that are specific to vShere 5, for me it was roughly 30%. I don't think most people would feel that VCP4 and VCP5 exams are the same at all.
I am studing the Configuration Maximums. I made flash cards for every maximum in the document.
Those max/min days are over from what I've heard, even in the latest version of VCP4.
this is true, and I think its a better test for having dumped that portion, though you still need to know the min/max in order to answer questions
Yes I don't trust anything I hear as far as what has been removed in exams. I am not to keen on the fact that they ask questions like "What checkbok is next to this setting". That doesnt prove you know the product. But I am going to memorize the interface screens the best I can LOL
Here is what I did when passed VCP 410 on 20th Jan
1) Watched trainsignal videos by David davis.
2) Attended vmware class
3) Prepared home lab and did all hands on.
4) several attempts to VCP mock exam, I had few questions from it.
5) Strictly followed blue print & other documentation(s) for vmware,
6) that's all
its not that they are asking you to memorize screens, the questions will have a purpose to illustrate that you understand the function that is being discussed. as an example, if you don't know the different load balancing choices for dvSwitches, then you probably don't know much about virtual switching, or at least enough to understand the different choices and options.
Overall I thought the test was very fair, and a very good test of deciding if you really do know the basics of vSphere beyond just simple administration. It's VMware Certified Proffesional, not VMware Certified Administrator. There is a big difference between the two.
Perhaps they should offer an Administrator cert like Red Hat/Cisco do.
Gabriel Chapman wrote:
..snip... the questions will have a purpose to illustrate that you understand the function that is being discussed ...snip..
I do not agree.
I am not allowed to give an exact example - but one question in my test was approx. "what columns do you see on xxx screen". Choose 2 of 5. And the single one column that IMHO is interesting on that perticually screen was not mentioned.
There is no need for questions like that on a so called proffessional test !
I am new to Cloud computing & VMware vSphere. I am seeking career options into Cloud Computing.
Is their any pre-requisite to get in this domain like system administration experience in Windows/Linux etc.
Or people from other background like networking can start career in cloud computing?
Can I directly prepare for VCP5 certification?
Please advise me videos by David Davis & suggest me how to prepare home lab for practice.
Your support is highly appreciated.