If you are expecting some questions arose in exam, it won't be possible to get that, as it's against the NDA(Non Disclosure Agreement) of VMware. However, tips & tricks and some worthfull links may help you so much to get yourself prepare for the exam. However, you may ask queries in comment box if you have any doubts during your prepration or related to this prepration guide. Let's have a look here.
- Candidate must have VCP Certification.
- Register yourself at VMware Certification Portal.
- Once get Authorisation, schedule exam at Pearson Vue.
- It will cost you 310$ to register exam, and there is no second attempt available in one registration. May depends on discounted coupans from VMware.
- There must be atleast 7 days gap if you are registering for second attempt. For 3rd, 4th, it should have 30 days gap. Refer to Exam Blue Print Retake Policy.
- You will get immediate result for your exams.
- Exam having 22 design based questions which is includes 8 Design items, than mutiple choice drag and drop items, and one long Master Design Question. These all questions will be based on Logical, Physical, and Conceptual Design.
- Total time duration is 180 minutes for country where English is Primary language, however 30 minutes extra for those candidates where English is not Primary Language.
- You need atleast 60% marks(300 out of 500) to pass the Exam.
- You may face slowness in exam labs, so that's performance thing you can't expect same as your home lab. So be prepare youself for low performance network speed labs.
- Read out question properly as there may be some hints there itself, and also it will help to complete the all task in question, and you will get more marks.
- Have a Cup of Coffee before entering in exam room, as there is no breaks during the exam. If you are availing, means you are lapsing your time.
- Recommend to join VCAP5-DCD Google+ Community and review the case studies being shared by experts.
- Even though this is a design exam I would still recommend to use the lab to review design configuration and how certain vSphere features are configured for different scenarios.
- VMware Exam Blue Print is Bible which can't be skipped during preparation.
VMware vSphere Design 2nd Edition
VMware vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive
Best Practices for VMware vSphere Architecture
VCAP5-DCD Study Pack by Jason Grierson
VCAP5-DCD Youtube Videos by vBrownBag
VCAP-DCD Study Group - Community - Google+
VMware vSphere: Design Workshop
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