I finally got my VCP certification! It’s time to look back to see what I did and plan ahead for the next certification, which will be the VCAP – Deploy exam.
The road for VCP:
Since I let my VCP 5 expire, I had to start all over again. I had a lot to learn, so I started with the VCA-DCV exam which was fairly easy (see my post about the VCA-DCV exam on this site).
Then I took the challenge to blog about the VCP6 blueprint. This was very helpful for me in understanding the objectives and I hope it will help others as well.
Since it’s mandatory to take one course to get certified, I took the VMware Optimize and Scale class which enriched my knowledge of the VCP objectives. Immediately after the class, I took the first VCP exam (Foundation) which was a fair exam.
And today, I took the final VCP exam, which was hard, but I was prepared for it having studied intensely over the last 3 months.
So whats next?
I choose to take the VCAP-Deploy exam, the reason being that I want to leave all the aspects of design to the end of my vPentathlon.
I also decided to get some physical hardware from eBay and some external storage – more on the new hardware in my future posts.
As for continuing to post, I will follow the VCAP6-Deploy blueprint and blog about some objectives that need a “deep-dive” or others that need a refresher of previous posts.
Stay tuned, and thanks for reading.