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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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72% overlap: VCP550 (5.5 VCP5-DCV) exam and vSphere ICM 5.5 class

I’ve heard a few numbers get thrown around for how much of the VCP5-DCV exam is covered during the vSphere 5.5 ICM class.  This post only concerns those two products. Mapping the course to the exam There are 27 objectives … 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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VCAP Test Track connection information

Updated for TT550. Update: See how scoring works in TT RDP to tt sostechblog com  (port and credentials will be provided individually). For best performance download and use this RDP connection file which is set up for high latency connections … 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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Scoring the VCAP Test Track

I mentioned last time discussing Test Track that on my “to-do” list was enabling Test Track participants to grade themselves.  Frank B on Twitter suggested publicizing the scoring scripts so here’s the first one. Now all I need is the … Continue reading

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Resetting a lab environment

I’m trying to get some automation working around my VCAP Test Track environment. The latest addition is the ability for the user to reset the environment from the inside, which requires some hoops since they don’t have rights outside of … 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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vCenter Orchestrator appliance 5.5 : error 500 a.k.a re-licensing vCO

I tried to log into my demo Orchestrator 5.5 appliance today and got rejected by the webclient, downloaded Orchestrator client (“Cannot connect to host.”) and configuration pages.  Going to http://ipaddress gave me a error 500 – Internal Server Error. A … Continue reading

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ESXi 5.x on Workstation 10 (Building a VCAP Lab Pt3)

Part 1 (general ideas and strategies for building a home lab to reflect the exam environment) Part2 (quick list of exam kit numbers not included in Pt1) Hey Jeremy, hope this fixes it for you! If you are building a … Continue reading

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