My ancient VMware VCP3 certification expires on Tuesday 10 March this year (as I found out last summer to much dismay) so I have been desperately working to study the VCP550 content to avoid expensive training courses to regain certification after that expiry date! I first attempt within weeks of realising the expiry failed, VMworld Aug 14, so I bought a second book to alter the content material in the hope it would provide a different perspective of the same information. The second exam attempt, Jan 15, also failed but strangely with exactly the same score as previous, after a problem getting me logged in/set-up at the exam centre requiring VMware’s assistance! Demoralised by continuing failure I pondered the options of resitting or abandoning the VCP for a while! However, not one to give up lightly I opted to buy a third book and try again right before the deadline day. Today was that final attempt and I have returned home from sitting the exam and am chuffed to bits in saying I finally passed 🙂
I’m now hoping VMware release a VCP6 delta exam for VCP550’s to migrate, because that’s open book online 🙂
Books used (in order):
I must say that the last book does go into a lot of detail about most topics but lacks some information on a few others, but combined with at least one of the others I’d say should really help in passing the exam. I’ll be buying the latest Mastery book covering vSphere 6 now, and learning that in depth from very early on.