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#1 CertCollect69

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:09 AM

I'm planning to do the VCAP-DCV Deploy in 2 weeks. Looking for some resources. Any recommendations , etc ?

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 06:56 AM

View PostCertCollect69, on 17 June 2018 - 09:09 AM, said:

I'm planning to do the VCAP-DCV Deploy in 2 weeks. Looking for some resources. Any recommendations , etc ?

I am also preparing Deploy for last 2 months. I scheduled exam for next week.
The best way so far was going through blueprint and public documentation. So far, you should know a lot from VCP exam. This exam is lab based so if you have practical experience it will be easy. The main problem that I am hearing from people that already passed this exam is time, not knowledge, so practice a lot :)

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 02:15 PM

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:10 AM

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:15 PM

I spent 6 months training for this exam with a very extensive lab. Not an easy exam but I passed. Time is your enemy as well.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:25 PM

View Postnemisis, on 11 August 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

I spent 6 months training for this exam with a very extensive lab. Not an easy exam but I passed. Time is your enemy as well.

Hey do you remember the exam questions ?

are they along the lines below

1. setup nfsv3 share and configure it as scratch and syslog location + syslog settings for host
2. create host profile from host and attach it to a cluster + adjusting the profile
3. configure host certificate expiration in vcenter and renew cert
4. configure host password policy
5. find user that killed a VM and delete the user
6. fix vm clone script
7. create VM
8. configure vm template
9. configure VA baseline
10. configure VDP backup job
11. create content library+subscription
12. configure vsan policies
13. unmask LUN, create datastore, add to DS cluster
14. configure HA and VMCP + admission control + isolation address
15. capture packet loss for vm via shell
16. capture storage ATS commands
17. create DVS
18. export DVS
19. network io control setup
20. fix iscsi datastore and setup multipath
21. fix vmotion for a VM + SS portgroup config for vmotion
22. configure vcenter logging options
23. create vm alarm
24. configure SSO domain
25. create sso user and grand sso perm. global permissions and ro permissions on dvs
26. create resource pool and set sharing
27. create custom tcp stack and configure vmkernel port to use it.

The scenarios were similar when i took it two weeks ago ... not exactly the same but similar .. i had an issue with the exam center so i am waiting to get the voucher reissued .. your answer might help me with my preparation.. i will take the exam in a few days

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:33 PM

View PostPhani4325, on 12 August 2018 - 05:25 PM, said:

Hey do you remember the exam questions ?

are they along the lines below

1. setup nfsv3 share and configure it as scratch and syslog location + syslog settings for host
2. create host profile from host and attach it to a cluster + adjusting the profile
3. configure host certificate expiration in vcenter and renew cert
4. configure host password policy
5. find user that killed a VM and delete the user
6. fix vm clone script
7. create VM
8. configure vm template
9. configure VA baseline
10. configure VDP backup job
11. create content library+subscription
12. configure vsan policies
13. unmask LUN, create datastore, add to DS cluster
14. configure HA and VMCP + admission control + isolation address
15. capture packet loss for vm via shell
16. capture storage ATS commands
17. create DVS
18. export DVS
19. network io control setup
20. fix iscsi datastore and setup multipath
21. fix vmotion for a VM + SS portgroup config for vmotion
22. configure vcenter logging options
23. create vm alarm
24. configure SSO domain
25. create sso user and grand sso perm. global permissions and ro permissions on dvs
26. create resource pool and set sharing
27. create custom tcp stack and configure vmkernel port to use it.

The scenarios were similar when i took it two weeks ago ... not exactly the same but similar .. i had an issue with the exam center so i am waiting to get the voucher reissued .. your answer might help me with my preparation.. i will take the exam in a few days

I done the exam at the start of 2017 so I can't recall what questions were asked.
I will say you need to know your stuff and how to perform things quickly.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:36 PM

View Postnemisis, on 12 August 2018 - 10:33 PM, said:

I done the exam at the start of 2017 so I can't recall what questions were asked.
I will say you need to know your stuff and how to perform things quickly.

Fair enough mate,  this is not an easy exam and knowing the environment is not nearly enough and you have to be quick on yer feet.  First time, three and a half hours felt so inadequate :) All the best to everyone attempting it because you need a lot of it

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 06:48 AM

I passed VCAP6 Deploy 1st time round but as I said, I had an extensive lab at work and studied for 6 months prior to the exam. I think my score was 346.

Have you done 3V0-624 yet?

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:04 AM

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Edited by Phani4325, 15 August 2018 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

View PostPhani4325, on 14 August 2018 - 11:04 AM, said:

Nope i wish to finish the 3v0-623 ASAP.  i attempted it a couple of weeks ago and the exam center was a disaster and i had issues with screen ( not the usual resolution thing ) and Pearsonvue spent an hour trying to fix it remote.  I am fighting with them get another voucher to sit the exam,   Design seems easier and there are brain dumps too
3V0-623 is tough. I have seen blogs where people say that studied for up to 8 weeks which I find very hard to believe. There are pdf's available during the exam which I never used. Waste of valuable time. I will sit the 6.5 Design exam in the next 2 weeks.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:22 PM

We dont have an option to send personal messages here do we ? i have some material that can help, let me know if you want it .. i would  be happy to help ( of course i am not a reseller and i don't expect anything in return )

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 05:51 PM

No you can't contact anyone during the exam.
Yeah sure send it through.

When you looking at retaking the exam? They are so expensive.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 10:58 AM

View Postnemisis, on 14 August 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:

3V0-623 is tough. I have seen blogs where people say that studied for up to 8 weeks which I find very hard to believe. There are pdf's available during the exam which I never used. Waste of valuable time. I will sit the 6.5 Design exam in the next 2 weeks.

I passed VCIX6.5 DCV and yes you have PDF documentations but you do not have time to read them. You need to have all required in your fingers, that is the reason people are preparing this exam for 8 weeks. Even I work with VMware since version 2.5 in production, still I stuck on 2 questions that are related to CLI, because i used to work in GUI most of the time. Off course I failed in first attempt, because I spend a lot of time on CLI. When I need CLI, I use documentation to check command ans switches related to that command. This is regular in my day to day work.
However, in this exam they expect that you have all commands in fingers.

Few advices:
  • Lab is pretty slow, so be patient and think in your head what steps you need to use (click) to do the task.
  • If you are not sure how to do some question, jump to next one and write on provided paper with marker what you missed so you can eventually return and spend last minutes trying to solve it.
  • Some questions are fast to resolve, some are very complex.
  • Remember that time is your enemy :)
  • Read questions very carefully, devil is in very small details :)
  • Some questions 1-3 are related to previous one, so if you do not complete them, you cannot continue with some other.


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