VCP5 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 Study Guide: Exam VCP-510 Paperback – May 14 2012
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Includes Real-World Scenarios, Hands-On Exercises, and Access to Exam Prep Software Featuring:
Custom Test Engine
Over 300 Sample Questions
The Ideal Product to Prepare You for the Leading Virtualization Certification
As the demand for virtualization skills continues to grow, you need to earn the newest certification to stand out from other IT professionals. This guide gives you the tools to pass the VCP-510 exam so you can highlight your capabilities. It walks you through all of the requirements, including planning and installing ESXi, configuring vCenter Server, deploying and managing virtual machines, and much more. Inside these pages, you'll also find:
- Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need for the exam
- Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles
- Challenging review questions in each chapter to prepare you for exam day
- Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam
- A handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objective
- Sybex Exam Prep Tools
Go to www.sybex.com/go/vcp5 and download a full set of electronic test prep tools to help you thoroughly prepare for the exam. These include:
Custom Test Engine
Over 300 Sample Questions
Glossary of Terms in PDF
Download practice exams and chapter review questions
Reinforce your understanding with electronic flashcards
About the Author
Brian Atkinson is a senior systems engineer with 15 years of experience in the IT field. For the past six years, he has been focused on virtualization and storage solutions. Brian has been awarded the VMware vExpert designation from VMware for 2009, 2010, and 2011. He is a VMware Technology Network (VMTN) moderator and guru. He maintains his personal blog in the VMTN communities at communities.vmware.com/blogs/vmroyale/.
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Example: Page 195 "Note that in steps 6 and 7 of Exercise 4.18 you are choosing the options to move all virtual machines connected to the virtual machine port group on a vSwitch to a dvSwitch. In steps 13 and 14, you are choosing the options to move all virtual machines connected to the virtual machine port group on a vSwitch to a dvSwitch. In other words, you are reversing steps 6 and 7."
This is just one example where it's confusing all over in this chapter. Definitely should have been proofread more and I can count at least 10 instances in this chapter where he's confused the two in writing. I hope there is a version 2 of this book that fixes these problems.
The on-line test is clearly half-updated from vSphere4. For example, the practice test claims RAID 10 is the only supported level for the storage appliance. VMware documentation says the appliance supports RAID 5,6, and 10. The questions were clearly not proofread by a native English speaker.
Just like the required VMware training courses (VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]) does not cover all the topics required for the actual exam, just studying this book will not guarantee a pass.
However, unlike the training courses, the book does cover all the areas required, and the step-by-step exercises it contains helps you build the hands-on experience that is required to pass the exam.
Neatly divided into chapters, this book not only helps you study, it also helps you build your own environment from the ground up! The chapters correspond with the objectives laid out by VMware in the Exam Blueprint, and this makes it easy to track your progress and relate it to the actual exam.
Clearly a great resource for anyone looking to obtain the VCP5 certification, especially those just starting out with VMware certifications.