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The Official VCP5 Certification Guide Hardcover – Aug 16 2012
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The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP510 exam, including
- Understanding how virtualization can best be integrated into today’s real-world IT environments
- Recognizing what to change, and what to leave alone
- Planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading vCenter Server and VMware ESXi Planning and configuring vSphere networking and storage
- Deploying and administering Virtual Machines and vApps
- Establishing and maintaining Service Levels
- Performing basic troubleshooting
- Monitoring vSphere implementations
- Managing vCenter Server alarms
- Preparing for the future of VMware virtualization
The DVD contains a complete practice exam and three hours of VCP5 video training from TrainSignal.
The Official VCP5 Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.
- Master VMware VCP510 exam topics
- Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
- Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
- Practice with realistic exam questions on the DVD
The Official VCP5 Certification Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VCP510 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5. VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Bill Ferguson shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material follows the blueprint, and is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
The companion DVD contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.
Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
The Official VCP5 Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.
About the Author
Bill Ferguson, VCI (3,4,5), VCP (3,4,5), CCSI, and MCT has been in the computer industry for more than 20 years. Originally in technical sales and IT consulting with Sprint, he made his transition to Certified Technical Trainer in 1997 with ExecuTrain. He now runs his own company, Parallel Connections, as an independent contractor and consultant based in Birmingham, Alabama, working worldwide for most of the national training companies and some regional training companies. In addition, he has written and produced many technical training videos and books. Bill’s aspiration is as follows: “My job is to understand the material so well that I can make it easier for others to learn than it was for me to learn. Toward that end, I strive to provide an effective learning environment whether in person, in print, or online.”
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I was attracted to this book when I downloaded Chapter 1 from Internet (freely available). It's easy to read and shows a lot of screen shots with many step-by-step procedures. I do not regret my purchase as the rest of the book is presented in the same way.
The author has done a great job in clarity and I would recommend this Certification Guide to anyone who is serious about passing the VCP5. It's well worth the money.
If I didn't have 4+ years experience administering an ESX cluster, I would have surely failed the VCP5 exam if this was my only source of study material. The benefit to this book is its ability to providing a quick reference for configuration maximums and a brief technical outlook to the topics that are on the exam but lacks the technical verbosity and "real-world" scenarios that help administrators tackle virtualization.