VCAP6-DCV Exam Experience

VCAP6-DCV Exam Experience

There are a few such articles on the Internet. I think, read them all some weeks ago while preparing to my own exam.

However, I’d like to share with you my own observations.

 

Let’s start from the begining -how did I prepare for the exam?

Well, behind the real experience and VCP5/6 done already I went through the VMware blueprint for the exam. Almost every objective was tested in the lab, even it was quite obvious I wanted to review it, especially using Web Client. (yes, unfortunatelly I still prefer the C# client).

There are two helpful study guides written on these blogs:

Thank you guys!

I’ve also went through the Hands on Labs which Kyle recommends:

  • HOL-SDC-1602 – vDS, Content Libraries, Auto Deploy, Host Profiles
  • HOL-SDC-1627 – VSAN, vVOLS, Storage Policies
  • HOL-SDC-1604 – Performance
  • HOL-SDC-1607 – PowerCLI

There are newer verions of these however they are still awailable in the archive.

 

The next step – day of the exam.

I wasn’t able to take a day off so the exam was started afternoon. If you have a possibility to take day off and allocate it just for the exam I’d recommend doing so. The exam takes 190 minutes + 15 minutes for reading instruction, etc. It’s worth to read it carefully expecially about navigation and possibilities how to copy data inside the VMs. That could safe you some time during doing exercises.

Unfortunatelly I can’t write about the kind of questions you will need to deal with but If you are well prepeared and spent several hours in front of vSphere client it should be so terrible 😉 The biggest enemy on the exam is time. That’s why I recommend to do not loose much time on a question for which you don’t know the answer. It’s better to move on and if there is enought time back to it at the end.

I wish you all who are going to take the exam in near future, good luck.

 

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