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Storage 2 (TestTrack Unplugged series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Storage 2 The initial note to delete Payroll is only seen on TestTrack – you won’t want to undo anything on the real exam as no scoring is done until … Continue reading

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TestTrack Unplugged (Storage 1)

Back in 2012 I created TestTrack as a practice tool for the DCA510 (VCAP5-DCA on vSphere 5.0) exam. When the updated DCA550 exam launched I updated TT to match. With the decommissioning of the VCAP5-DCA exams the current TestTrack is … Continue reading

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VCAP6-DTM Desktop and Mobility Deployment Exam Launch

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 … Continue reading

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VCAP5-DCA (DCA550) environment

It’s late on Jan 31, the DCA510 exam is now dead – long live VCAP5-DCA! In celebration (because, trust me if you are interested in becoming VCAP5-DCA certified you are much better off taking DCA550) I’m posting some DCA550 goodness. … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Button (VCAP5-DCD)

A couple weeks ago, Back returned. First, a little Background. The VMware VCAP-xxD exams consist of multiple choice and graphical items. The graphical items are created in Adobe Flash and have a Visio(tm) look-and-feel. They are also sometimes temperamental. When … Continue reading

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“300 out of 500” : What is a passing score?

All VMware certification exams have this listed in the blueprint: The passing score for this exam is 300, using a scaled scoring method. The scale is from 100-500. Scaled scores are calculated using a mathematical formula that considers a variety … Continue reading

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VCAP5-DCA links

To go along with my Test Track posts, here’s a collection of VCAP5-DCA links.  Let me know if I missed any. Official Page Study guide Official Simulation Sean Crookston Jason Langer and Josh Coen MWPreston Blueprint breakdowns: http://thefoglite.com/vcap-dca5-objective/ http://wahlnetwork.com/2012/07/02/the-vcap5-dca-study-sheet/ http://www.vexperienced.co.uk/vcap5-dca/ … Continue reading

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VCAP Test Track (lab on a lap)

A couple of weeks before VMworld 2012 I built a portable VCAP5-DCA replica on my Lenovo W510 laptop that included all of the major components of the DCA environment.  It matched the IP scheme, naming convention, password pattern, available utilities … Continue reading

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VCP5-DCV updated for vSphere 5.5 (now 135 questions and two hours!)

After vSphere 5.1 was released the exam for the vSphere VCP-5DCV certification was modified to be “5.x agnostic.”  Which meant you could know only vSphere 5.0 or only 5.1 and still be able to answer any question on the exam. … Continue reading

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Building a VCAP live exam lab environment

Sections: Opening, Live exam environment summary, Live exam docs list, Scripts To prepare for one of the three VMware live lab exams (VCAP5-DCA, VCAP-DTA, VCAP-CIA) you may want to build your own test environment.  This accomplishes a variety of goals; … Continue reading

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