I am so so excited to tell you guys that after 3 months of sleepless night studies and spending some money on preparing my Home Lab for daily practice.
I had successfully cleared VCAP DCV – Deploy 2018 exam in my first attempt 🙂
So i would like you to share my exam experience as i have given the exam recently… Ahhh the question about the result time taken… Yes it took 4 long weeks to get to know my results. But never mind i am happy with my result 😉
I had started preparation for the exam 3 months back and i had sleepless nights during this period. I did spend around 3-4 hours and sometime more than that to complete all the study guide given in Exam Blue Print, also spending time on labs.
Exam has 17 questions which are all lab scenarios and if you are working in deployment and in enterprise environment , it would make exam more easier, but the time management is the key for success during exam.
The Exam is total lab based environment, i would suggest to have a good hands on experience of using VMware HOL (https://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/) , your exam environment would be totally similar to VMware HOL.
I would suggest whoever is going to give this exam should check the exam sections in exam preparation guide (https://www.vmware.com/education-services/certification/vcap-dcv-deploy-2018-exam.html).
Not everything given in exam blue print will come , but don’t take chance be prepared for everything. Make sure you have completed and checked all the tasks given in exam preparation guide.
I would suggest to have a good hands on experience of VSAN and Availability Management.
While i was searching for VMware HOL labs on vSphere 6.5, most of the labs are replaced by vSphere 6.7. So i decided to prepare my own homelab to test the scenarios. Still if you don’t want to spend money on preparing HomeLab, you can still count on VMware HOL vSphere 6.7.
I followed multiple websites for the study resources and i would like to thank everyone who had shared so much study materials which made to clear the exam successfully.
Please find some of the links which i did referred and helped me highly in scoring.
and many more… Feel free to search as many study resources and go through it.
The Exam lab will have multiple vCenters in linked mode, so while doing any task make sure you are doing it on correct vCenter which is given in exam questions.
If you feel at any point you are not able to find the task or options make sure you recheck the vCenter on which you are doing is the right one.
I would like to repeat this again, during exam Time Management is the key to pass the exam. Read the questions properly and if you feel that specific question is time consuming or while doing any task given in exam , if you feel that this gonna take some time. I would suggest you to skip that question and go ahead for next one which you feel you can complete it quickly.
You can always come back and do the question which you had skipped.
Even though i tried to make all the time management, still i was not able to attempt couple of questions even though i was aware of the solution.
So i would request you to make the time management the priority, refer the links given above , do as much lab as possible and once go through all the deployment guides and you should be able to clear this exam.
Happy Learning Guys 🙂
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