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jandie
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VCP #

Good evening,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, but I thought I'd try. I just pass my VCP on Monday (with a score of 88), and I am wondering; what is my VCP number? Is it the same as my Candidate ID from PearsonVue? If if is, is the number generated randomly (because my candidate id # is lower than other VCPs # in this forum)? I know most of you already said (and even in the print out from PearsonVue) that it would take about 30 days to get the "Welcome Pack," but has anybody received their welcome pack faster than that (in Calgary, Canada area anyways)?

Thanks,

jandie

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JDLangdon
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Your VCP number is not randomly generated.

It this is your first VCP certification your number will be in the 10,000's as I believe the VI3 certification numbers start at 10,000.

In in Newfoundland Canada and it took around 21-22 days for my welcome kit to arrive.

Jason

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SyverDude
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Congratulations. What was your preperation process and can you give me an idea of what your back ground is with vmware?

I'm preparing and am looking for any tips I can get.

Regards,

Jon

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ELBA
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It took a few weeks for my welcome pack to turn up, then I recieved two more! I got three in total and two different VCP numbers. Anyone else recieve more than one?

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jandie
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Jason: so did your VCP# matches with the CandidateID# given after you take the test with PearsonVue?

Jon:

Background - We started implementing VMware back in Q4 of 05 (ESX 2.5.x)

and I was one of the lucky ones who got the chance to implement and maintain the environment. I took the "Virtual Infrastructure with ESX Server and Virtual Center" in March 06. I then attended the "What's New" class in September 06. We upgraded to VI3 in November 2006. So I had about ~5 months of "hands-on" time with VI3 (with little experience with HA and DRS - other projects, limited man-power, etc).

Preparation process - As you probably found from other posts in the forum:

\- The Exam Blueprint gives you an idea what kind of information they expect you to know (http://mylearn1.vmware.com/lcms/mL_faq/528/VCP%20on%20VI3%20Blueprint.pdf)

\- All the manuals listed in VI3 Documentation (http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vi_pubs.html) - but for me the ones that I used the most are:

Server Configuration Guide (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_server_config.pdf)

Basic System Administration (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_admin_guide.pdf)

Resource Management Guide (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_server_config.pdf)

SAN Configuration Guide (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_san_cfg.pdf)

Setup for Microsoft Cluster Service (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_mscs.pdf).

Configuration Maximums (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_config_max.pdf)

I studied the parts that I am least familiar with first then review the parts that I am most familiar with. I also used the link user grasshopper put out in one of the other posts (http://www.vmuser.com/joomla/) for practice. Also, I contacted user rschmidt1300 to get a copy of his own study questions (questions he compiled while he was studying for his own VCP). Those questions helped me review some of the study materials before I took the exam.

Hope that helps a bit.

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jandie
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Hi,

Found my answer from user MTuite (VMware Sr. Manager, Technical Certification):

"The VCP (XXXXX) number is the ID Pearson VUE uses in their system to track you as a testing candidate."

Thanks

Have a great night,

Johan

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Ripley8
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Well, not for me. My VCP No is 13007, nothing near what my VUE candidate ID is.

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Dancautella
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How many days i can get my VCP no? ( I get pass "OK" on exam 310 today - 07/02/2007 )

Best regards

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jbstephens
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Well I passed the exam back in march and still haven't received my welcome pack even after sending numerous emails to VMware... so I wouldn't hold your breath!!

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AustinPowers
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That doesn't give me a warm & fuzzy. I passed in late June and am anxiously awaiting Mr. Mailman.

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mrcreosote
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my pack took nearly 4 weeks to arrive.

btw my VUE ID is totally different to my VCP number.

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jbstephens
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Well it finally arrived... only took 4 and a half months!

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Banshee
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Welll ... I received mine in 3 weeks time. And I live in the Netherlands....

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lettech
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Hi there,

yeah this is quite confusing. Pearsonvue use a number to identify you as a condidate for exams you sit through them, they call this a VCP# but this number has nothing to do with your VMware VCP#!!! How confusing is that!??!

Anyhow, once you get your welcome pack you will have a (VMware) VCP# that identifies you as a VCP. As far as I am aware these are assigned in numeric order according to when you certified. I am VCP#437x from when I certified on 2.5, I am interested to see if I retain that number or get a new one now that I have passed VI3.

NB: They must be busy, I have been waiting nearly two months for my welcome pack so don't hold your breath! Smiley Happy

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lettech
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"RE: VCP# start at 10,000..."

I don't think so Jason mate... my VCP is 437x

From what I have been told (by a VMware trainer) they are pretty much assigned in numeric order from when you certify. So somewhere out there is a VCP1 and VCP007!

We should start a thread to see who has the coolest VCP number?! (yes I have a boring job) Smiley Happy

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RDPetruska
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>"RE: VCP# start at 10,000..."

>I don't think so Jason mate... my VCP is 437x

New VI3[/i] VCPs start at 10,000. Older ESX 1.x/2.x VCPs keep their older numbers (starting at 1, I guess).

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AustinPowers
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I just got my kit about a week ago after passing the test in late June. My number is in the 157xx range.

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jbaumgardner
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I passed in March also and still have not received a welcome packet, I can't login to the VCP website, and I can't get anyone from the certification team to respond to emails or phone calls. I am floored by the lack of support...

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jbaumgardner

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AustinPowers
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Not getting to the VCP website is no big deal, believe me. All it has is VCP logos and the restrictions on how you can use them. That's it.

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jbaumgardner
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Thats good to hear at least. More than anything I'd like to just get my welcome packet and my little certificate. I thought that Microsoft had issues, but compare d to my experience with VMWare Certification, Microsoft is a well-oiled machine! Smiley Happy

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