This post was last updated on May 11th, 2017 at 09:00 pm
The successor to the DTA510 exam went into public release today.
More info at the VMware pages
Key changes from the DTA510:
Hands-on-Labs interface with HTML5 console access instead of RDP-via-ActiveX
Available at many more sites
Network Performance test available if poor performance is reported
paste-into-kit available to scrape from the manual
can see manual (scenarios) and console at the same time
Can resize/relocate manual to fix candidate preference
Access to the consoles of all VMs – however function keys are disabled so you can’t log into most of them at this time.
3 hours 20 minutes and no time extensions
– Note that unlike previous versions living in a non-English-Speaking country won’t get you a 30 minute extention
Win2k12 for jumpbox
Win2k12 for DC/NFS/etc
vCenter appliance 6.0.0
five ESXi hosts (6.0.0)
vRealize Operations (6.1.0)
Log Insight (3.3.0)
three Connection servers (6.2.2)
Identity manager (2.4.1)
App Volume Manager (2.10.0)
Docs available (along with links to the html documentation and kb.vmware.com)
Tips and tricks:
Read the interface guide
Run through HandsOnLabs especially HOL-MBL-1651 and HOL-MBL-1654 and set your screen to 1024×768 to practice optimizing the environment.
Note that right-click, Control, Alt, Function and backspace keys are blocked in the exam so get used to menu options and other workarounds.
Use the Windows On-Screen Keyboard to get around these limitations:
Don’t skip around in the exam until you’ve attempted all of the questions. Note that skipping around is *far* easier with the new interface.
That said, skip the items you need the PDFs or html doc links until you’ve done the ones you know.