Tonight I passed the VCA6-NV exam taking my total on the VCA quest to 6. As I suspected seeing that the study element for this exam is the same VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals as the VCA-NV, the exams were quite similar. In fact there were quite a few questions in the exam that were the same but then I suspect they were all taken from the same pool of questions. Again I must thank Dean and his excellent revision notes on his blog (Here) See my previous post about the VCA-NV (Here)
So next up will probably be the Desktop and Mobility (VCA6-DTM) but that will have to wait till I come back from VMworld as I’m now focusing on passing my VCP5-DCV whilst I’m there and that’s only 2 ½ weeks away now.
I’ve decided as I’m off to VMworld that I will give the VCP5-DCV exam a go. Given that there is a massive discount of 50% available and this can be combined with a VMUG discount it’s a no brainer, I was able to get the exam for £46.46 as opposed to a UK retail cost of £162.00.
I’ve brought the VMpress VCP5-DCV Official Certification Guide by Bill Furguson to help me prepare and I have all the CloudCred DCV tasks to help me through the blueprint.
So the exam is booked at Barcelona and the book has arrived so I now have three weeks to study so I better get on and pull my finger out if I’m to stand a chance of passing.
Following on my VCA quest I can report that I have passed VCA number 5 VCA-NV. This is basically all about VMware NSX. I know the exam and certification is being retired soon (November the 30th) but this is the last of the Version 5 VCA’s to complete my set of 4.
As per the previous VCA’s I ran through VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals which although is supposed to take 3 hours I spent a great deal more time taking notes. I must say I have found this the hardest to date but maybe that’s because of the lack of networking skills on my CV. I set about some pre exam revision using my notes and the excellent resource I found online (Here) from Dean L @saintdle so many thanks Dean. I was able to pass the exam with a score of 360 (The pass mark is 300) which I was very happy about.
I’m going to move on and take the Version 6 exam (VCA6-NV) in the next few days as the study element is the same CBT course VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals.