I sat for the VMware Certified Advanced Processional 4 – Datacenter Design (VCAP4-DCD) recently. This was my first crack at a “design” test, and didn’t really know what to expect other than few public documents VMware has distributed. So I put together this round-up.
I do suggest sitting for the vSphere Design Workshop http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www&a=one&id_subject=13754. It is a good review for the test. My review can be found here: http://philthevirtualizer.com/2010/07/12/vmware-vsphere-design-workshop/
Review the VCAP-DCD blueprint: http://mylearn.vmware.com/register.cfm?course=76644
Watch the Exam UI demo: http://mylearn.vmware.com/courseware/82525/VCAPDCD_Tutorial.swf
Look at questions by fellow VCAP candidates on the VCAP communities site: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/certedu/certification/vcap
Another round-up page:
And be patient. You have 4 hours to work through the exam. Best of luck!
Update: I have been assigned VCAPDCD-120!