VCAP-DCD Part 1: Study Resources

By | April 22, 2014

Introduction

As I write this I have just over 48 hours before I sit the VCAP-DCD 5. I feel ready, but I am nervous. I’ve heard that the test is incredibly hard. I’ve also heard it is not that bad. I’m really not quite sure what to expect. As a blogger I feel obligated to share the resources I’ve used in my preparation. Hopefully this will help others as the community has been a huge resource for me.

VCAP-DCD Resources

The following is a list of what I have used to prepare for the exam.

Books

Mastering vSphere 5.5

VMware vSphere Design 2nd Edition

VMware vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive

Storage Implementation in vSphere 5.0

Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployments

Pluralsite Videos

Designing VMware Infrastructure

VMware vSphere Advanced Networking

VMware vSphere Security Design: Security Basics

VMware vSphere Security Design: Architecture

VMware vSphere Security Design: Advanced Security

VMware Online Course

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Design [v5.X]

Podcasts

vBrownbag APAC VCAP-DCD Series

Blogs

Paul Meehan

Lior Kamrat

Jason Langer

Jonathan Frappier

Gregg Robertson

Adam Eckerle

The Blueprint

VCAP-DCD 5 Blueprint