Currently studing to do my VCP5 after doing the ICM course last month. I just noticed vSphere 5.1 has come out so was wondering do I know need to learn the new items on that, such as vmotion without shared storage etc for the VCP5 exam or is it not updated that quick?
VCP 5 exam test you on the things common to 5.0 and 5.1. This is the case for 4.0 and 4.1.
If the max number of VM support is X in 5.0 and Y in 5.1 then the exam will not ask you for what is the max number of VM support since they are different in 5.0 and 5.1
Good luck on your exam.
VCP exams are normally generic across minor versions, so VCP410 is generic across 4.0 and 4.1.
Keep an eye on the exam blueprint for VCP510 as VMware could choose to update it to reflect 5.1 features - if they do the exam items will change too: http://www.vmware.com/go/vcp
As stated, minor version differences do not normally form part of the VCP exam - so if the answer for 5.0 would be different with 5.1 that item will be updated to make it generic or removed from the exam altogether.
What that means is that unless VMware update the blueprint you can study using 5.0 OR 5.1 - that applies to the software, books, the documentation - hence my advice to check the blueprint...
Hello Scott, JDLangdon and Anthony
Just need to know ... I have passed my exam "VCP510 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5" on Sunday, August 19, 2012 without getting official training from vMware ... but I think the course I studied is on vsphere5.0 rather than 5.1, I done so because I am waiting for company to sponsor my training ... Now they are doing this year
The course I am looking now is VMware vSphere Fast Track v5.1 from vMware , Is this training course + my exam that I have already passed would make me officially certified and I'll get the vMware official Certificate as vSphere5.1 certified?
Sort of, but there is no 5.1-specific certification - you will be certified for vSphere 5.
You will get certified when you've taken the training - it does not matter that the exam was on 5.0 and the training will be on 5.1.
As you're taking the training after the exam, you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org once you've finished the training to ask them to validate your certification status.