Here at VMworld 2012, we’ve been given the opportunity to take certification exams during the show, so I took advantage of it and registered for the VCP5-Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), the blueprint for which I have been running through on my blog here -> http://blog.shiplett.org/vcp5-iaas-study-guide/
Now, due to the NDA involved, I’m not allowed to talk about the exact questions themselves. However, I’ll relay my experience with the exam and topics covered.
First, study the blueprint and all of it. It’s there, because it’s all on the exam. If you’ve deployed and operated vCloud Director, you’ll be well acquainted with most sections and objectives; however, there are some areas for which I wasn’t as well prepared as I would have liked.
- vCenter Chargeback permissions structure
- vCenter Chargeback cost elements
- vCloud Director permissions
Also, you’ll want to know how all the different moving pieces (Organizations, Org vDCs, Provider vDCs, vCD Networking, Storage, Hosts, etc.) all fit together, as well as how they function individually.