Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Exam tips and preparation: VWware vSphere 5


The VMware Certified Professional for vSphere 5.0 certification demonstrates that the professional has a strong understanding of vSphere 5.0 with knowledge of all its new features.

In order to gain this certification, you will only be required to pass one exam: VCP-510.

You are also required to attend a class with a VMware Certified Instructor.

VMware professional are highly in demand. The average salary is £45,000 according to itjobswatch.co.uk.

The Exam 

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The exam covers a variety of topics, including:

·         vCenter Server and VMware ESXi
·         vSphere Networking and Storage
·         Virtual Machines and vApps
·         Maintaining Service vApps
·         Troubleshooting
·          vSphere Implementation and vCentre Server Alarms

It will consist of 85 multiple-choice questions including a short pre exam survey and lasts 90 minutes.

To pass the exam you will need to get 300 out of 500.

Tips for difficult areas

The following topics are the ones that seem to be the most difficult for students, so here are some tips to deal with them:

Question construction – The questions is often more questions within the question. We recommend you have working knowledge of VMware vSphere.

Preparation Hints

Focus of the following five key areas:

      1.    Configuration maximums
      2.    Any new feature on vSphere 5.0
      3.    Ports
      4.    Tables
      5.    Dialog boxes

Good luck.