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well first off, don't worry, you are not the first one who failed, you now know what you need to study up on to be stronger for the next.
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Sorry to hear that - as Troy said you are not the first - but you know have a step up for the next time you take the exam you have a sense of what the questions are - my advice continuing reviewing the information you have been including the blueprint and check the sites Troy recommended - Good Luck
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The exam seems to be more difficult (and deep) when I've done it.
I know some people that haven't pass it at the first try.
Be sure to study the official VMware documentation (http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vi_pages/vi_pubs_35u2.html), make some lab, and have a look other post (in VCP section) for other suggestion.
sorry to hear that....hit it hard next time....bext of luck in advance...i would suggest you to keep things simple...simplicity will make u win easily......read the relevant pdf's and the study material and u shud be through...jst make sure u r clear on ur basics......
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From many of the posts I've seem of those that have retaken the exam they had done much better with really high scores. You now know what your up against, so that won't go back to the exam with you. Like the post above says: keep it simple, stick to the basics and get as much face time as you can with Virtual Center.
Good Luck on your next seating. I know you going to do much better.
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I'm with you on this. I failed the VCP... TWICE!!!
I consider myself HIGHLY skilled w/ my VMWare product; however, I think I know my mistakes:
1) I designed, deployed, and manage (daily) a vSphere 4 environment (from scratch - production datacenter) - this includes the migration of DNS/DHCP/ AD/ Exchange just to name a few servers
2) I took the only VMWare classes offered to me (last year) VMware VI3 Install and configure and then followed up w/ Deploy secure analyze (there were no 4 classes obviously, since 4 wasn't out)
3) I studied my VI3 books, but it's obvious I am not very good at reading questions that have too many words... like... which is the least likely to negatively hurt the bad things that aren't needed.... (an exageration, but really - what is the point in over-complicating a question?).
At any rate, I am HIGHLY disappointed (not so much at myself as I am the the whole testing/class taking requirement scheme). I happened to be planning my design and deployment for my company and just before launch, vSphere 4 came out. I opted to go with newer technology and it seems I've hurt my own certification :| I'll eventually pass it, but missing it by just a few points each time is very discouraging. And having to study outdated technology simply because I can't test VCP4 w/o my VCP3 seems ridiculous to me (I know it's about the money for VMWare).
Hopefully the 3rd time is a charm.
Somebody has fail also 2 time... the 3rd is the good one
But be sure to make some lab with VI3.5.
You can virtualize ESX 3.5 over ESX 4, and VC 2.5 could be a simple VM.
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