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The Official VCP5 Certification Guide (VMware Press Certification) [Kindle Edition]

Bill Ferguson
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Book Description

Trust the bestselling Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for VCP5 exam success. They are the only VMware authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

 

 **Note to readers**  In March 2013 VMware renamed the VCP5 (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5) to VCP5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 - Data Center Virtualization).

 

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

  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.

 

 

 



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From the Back Cover

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.”


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 124552 KB
  • Print Length: 624 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: VMware Press; 1 edition (25 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008O7V2BW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #393,043 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent summary of the facts 31 July 2013
Format:Hardcover
I did the course and brought this book on the premise that VMware would not release a guide which is inadequate. The bad reviews had me nervious but the reviewers are wrong. The underlying premise of the VCP510 exam is the application of your knowledge in scenario-based situations. There are therefore two levels tested:
1. Your ability to grasp the facts.
2. Your ability to apply this knowledge in particular situations to resolve issues and/or to arrive at the appropriate solution.
The latter requires an excellent grasp of the former. In other words, the exam is not about your ability to rote learn.

The book provides an excellent summary of the facts which is incredibly useful in the exam which I took and passed this morning.

I would - and did - use the book in conjunction with Scott Lowe's "Mastering VMware vSphere 5" which gives a flavour of some real-world situations on a very readable and informative style. Of course, there are also numerous blogs and practice exams out there which will provide examples of the style of questions asked on the exam.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Woefully Inadequate 28 Nov. 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I consistently scored high marks in the end of topic questions in this book. I scored over 85% in the VMware mock exam on mylearn.vmware.com and scored 472/500 on the practice PearsonVue test provided on the DVD. When it came to the actual exam I just managed to scrap a 328/500 pass.

At best, this is a useful introduction to vSphere 5 for inexperienced IT professionals. This is very poor exam preparation material. It is extremely light on detail, littered with numerous pointless screenshots and failed to cover a lot the topics that featured in the exam.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice flow, loads of practical examples 29 Jun. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The book follows the exam objectives in order. It also has loads of example steps which tell you how to make the changes just learnt. It's flows nicely and has screenshots included. I have an HP mini server with ESXi 5 on it but you can install ESXi on a VM on VMWare workstation 9 if you don't have a server to put ESXi on.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not use this for exam preparation 21 Nov. 2012
Format:Hardcover
This book will not prepare you for the exam in any way. If you don't know the stuff that's in this book then you probably shouldn't even be thinking of taking the exam. There is no in depth detail at all, and based on the exam that I sat, a large number of topics aren't covered.

I sat the practice exams that come with the premium edition of this book and scored 480/500 on my first attempt, without reading the book precisely because they are not detailed, in-depth questions. Topics such as VAAI, MPP's, stretched HA clusters are hardly mentioned or not mentioned at all but are covered on the exam A much better book would be Mastering VMware vSphere 5 by Scott Lowe.

The mock exam questions on the VMware website are more useful than the book and these aren't the most detailed either.

Think of this as VMware for Dummies.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Would not recommend 24 Feb. 2015
By Andy
Format:Hardcover
Although the book touches on all of the subjects required for the exam it doesn't go into anywhere near enough detail to allow you to pass, which is rather frustrating given it's the official guide. The Brian Atkinson book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1118658442) is infinitely better.
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