VCAP4-DCA Certification

This morning I’ve received a pleasant email from VMware.

The subject was: Your VCAP4-DCA Score Report

And I’m excited to say that I passed the VCAP4-DCA exam. I’ve got 382 point of the 500 where 300 point are necessary to pass the exam.

How did I prepare for this exam:

I must say that this was the most difficult test I have ever done in my IT career.  My test exists on doing 34 labs  in 4 hours (not native English speaking) . When I was finishing the last lab (the command was issued but was still running) I ran out of time. The stuff you really have to now for this exam is:

  • vSphere ESX and ESXi (Duh!)
  • Update Manager
  • CLI
  • PowerCLI
  • VMware Management Assisant (vMA)
  • vCenter with all it’s features (Distributed Switches, Host Profiles, Reporing, etc)

But most important is real live experience or a lot of lab time. This is not an exam that you can study with a exam essentials.

So now up to the next level: VCAP-DCD

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

4 Comments to “VCAP4-DCA Certification”

  1. By Jurien, February 22, 2011 @ 15:04

    Hello Michael,

    Congrats on your certification!
    I’ll be taking my exam somewhere next month.

    grtz
    Juriën
    @vappsnl

  2. By Jurien, February 22, 2011 @ 15:04

    Hello Michael,

    Congrats on your certification!
    I’ll be taking my exam somewhere next month.

    grtz
    Juriën
    @vappsnl

  3. By Mike, February 22, 2011 @ 15:05

    Best of luck! And tell me how it went!

  4. By Mike, February 22, 2011 @ 15:05

    Best of luck! And tell me how it went!

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