VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2019

Introduction

In early June 2019 I sat and passed VMware Exam 2V0-622 to obtain the certification VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2019.

The Exam

This is my third VCP and was the toughest yet. Let just say I studied just over enough for the exam! I had originally booked it for March a week before my VCP expired but then VMware dropped the recertification policy the night after I booked the exam.

I am glad they did as work was so hectic I just never found the time to study. Eventually after rescheduling the exam three times I knew I had to knuckle down. To study for the exam I used lots of resources. See my earlier post on the material I used:

VCP 6.5 Study Material

Many thanks to all the amazing people out there that contribute back by producing this material to help the community. It’s greatly appreciated.

My tips for the exam:

  • Know the new features of 6.5 such as vCenter HA, VMFS6, etc.
  • Make sure you understand vSAN
  • For the first time I kicked myself I didn’t read the configuration maxims enough
  • You have plenty of time - I was done in an hour. Make sure you mark anything you are unsure of and if stuck eliminate as many choices as possible and stick with your gut choice
  • Know the Blueprint inside out
  • Lab as much as you can, especially things like VDP that you may not use in the ‘real world’

What’s Next

The big question! I really want another crack at the VCAP Deploy and feel I could pass it with some study time and now I have experience of the time crunch. The thing there are so many other things I want to try. High on my list is VCP-CMA as there is talk of vRealize Suite coming to work and of course there is cloud. I have no cloud experience so I feel I need to get on that track too.

Any opinions or advise please weigh in.

Wrap Up

Another Exam, another win. I know certifications are not for everyone but I feel it is a good validation of your skills and a great feeling when you pass.

VCP-DCV2019

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