VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 – VCP510 Exam tips

I have just passed my VCP510 last Saturday upgrading my VCP4 to VCP5. As many of you know the last chance to upgrade your VCP is February 29, 2012 so not much time left. If you have not done so yet, then consider completing that asap to avoid having to being obligated again to attend a VCP course in order for you to be able to upgrade your VCP4 to VCP5. Below are what our website state as ways to obtain the VCP5 Certification.


There are different paths to VCP5 certification based on your background. Choose your path and complete the three core validation components:

  1. Attend a qualifying VMware authorized course.
      Already a VCP4? There is no course requirement until February 29, 2012.
  2. Gain hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 5.
  3. Pass the VCP5 Exam.


Just to ensure that you are aware that if you don’t currently hold any earlier version of the VCP Certification the VCP5 course is mandatory before taking the VCP510 exam to get the certificate. This is important to keep in mind, as you can take the VCP510 exam without attending the course but you will not be awarded the VCP5 certificate even if you pass the VMware VCP510 exam.… Read More

MY VMWare Certified Professional on vSphere 4 VCP-410 Tips

I know I have been pushing back my vSphere exam for a while due to the amount of projects I am working on this year. I have finally passed my exam two days back with a blazing score of 494(haha thought it would be quite lower than this, but I guess the elimination process of answers that does not make sense had worked out very well on this one). I would love to thank everyone in the VMware community who had posted tips for the VCP exam especially Kumaran, Brian, Scott Vessey.  As my return to the community I have decided to post some tips for the exam:

First Tip: VCP-410 is not only covering your  daily VMware work, its more than that. I have seen many questions in the VCP-410 exam, which I had never needed to use before in practice or have came across it once every few years. You will have to know the VMware material very well, do not show up to the exam only with your work experience. Read & read more of VMware vSphere Documentation.

Second Tip: The exam cover VMware networking in way more details, than most VMware enviornment require. Make sure you know VMware networking very well  & get familiar with terms like beaconing, Promiscuous Mode, vdistributed switch.… Read More