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VMware VCAP DCV Deploy exam experience

On the Thursday during VMworld in Barcelona I sat the VCAP deploy exam.

I’d funded the trip to VMworld myself and had no customer commitments. So in addition to using the event to network, learn and have a bit of geeky fun, I decided to make use of the VMworld package discounts to sit the VCAP DCV Deploy exam. Earlier in the year at the empower event in Vienna, I sat the VCAP DCV Design exam, so passing the Deploy exam would award me with VMware certified implementation expert (VCIX) status.

For those that don’t know, the VCAP deploy exam is delivered as a lab environment. The exam sets a series of questions, requirements and best practices to be configured in the lab environment. Testing your skills and abilities in implementation of a vSphere 6.x solution, including deployment, administration, optimization and troubleshooting.

The exam is 205 minutes long and in total there are 27 questions, with a score of 300 or higher required to pass.

I’m please to say that despite a few hiccoughs with the lab environment, fast forward twelve weeks, yes it took twelve weeks to get the results I found out that I passed.

If you are not hands on day to day, I would recommend spending in some time either in you home lab or with VMware Hands On Labs. I would also suggest brushing up on your command line and powershell skills.

Next step, when I get some time will be to investigate the wonders of NSX and take a shot at a VCP-NV.

Simon