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VCAP5-DCA Practice environment – Test Track v.550 – Lab on a Laptop II

Test Track has finally been updated to cover DCA550. I’ve been dragging my feet a little because the DCA510 exam has until recently been more popular, and the existing Test Track environment isn’t radically different from the DCA550. That said, … Continue reading

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Accessing NSX API from Powershell

While pounding my head over trying to figure out the proper authentication and header settings to configure when calling the NSX REST API from Powershell I came across a post on Chris Wahl’s blog that included a function that already … Continue reading

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VCAP-DTA environment

The other day I posted up the environment for VCAP5-DCA (DCA550), here’s the same for DTA If only one last-octet is listed for a machine with several nics, all have that last octet (if the interface is configured). Note that … Continue reading

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VMware Certification for vSphere 6

VMware posted up a new Certification Roadmap for 2015 that has a slew of changes. VCP The VCP-level certification will now have two exams: “Foundation” exam that is online and covers the basics of vSphere/virtualization. This will not grant you … 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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Practice site for VCAP DCD

virtualtiers.net (I’m sure that’s not a play on tears!) is a site setup by Jason Grierson (a VMware Communities member) to host practice questions to help study for the DCD exams (510 and 550). Currently there are three design questions, … Continue reading

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Improved VCAP DCA DTA score reporting

New processes are being finalized that should reduce the average time for a score report to be received to within a day for most candidates. If you meet the right criteria you could receive your score report in less than … Continue reading

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VCAP5-DCA update for vSphere 5.5

Released today, the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – DataCenter Administration exam (VDCA550) has been updated for vSphere 5.5 and per the new blueprint has a slew of changes since it was released covering vSphere 5.0 two years ago. Among … Continue reading

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VCAP-DTD post from one of the SMEs who worked on it

New post today over on The Virtual Buddha from one of the SMEs who helped create the VCAP-DTD exam (he also helped build VCAP-DTA, VCP5-DT and several others, but I digress). The post includes background on the exam, tips, links and … Continue reading

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Test Track: Now with scoring

I’ve added five scoring scripts so far to the VCAP Test Track VCAP5-DCA prep lab, including all the ones needed for the Set 1 questions.  Hopefully I’ll have the rest available shortly. After you have completed an item, and a … Continue reading

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