Upgrade to VCDX5 DONE !!

Yesterday I had an VCAP5-DCD VMware exam in GlobalKnowledge education center in Wokingham. So, since today I’m VCDX5 too 🙂 .I had to take it this year otherwise my voucher would expired (BTW, VMware – thanks for 100% discount voucher). I had 94 questions + 6 design questions and 4 hrs and 15 minutes to complete them. With some problems I was able to complete all question 20 minutes before dead line. Mentioned problems started around question number 70, when bloody FLASH plugin crashed and design question (question #70) which I completed was lost :-/. After 15 minutes (clock was ticking !) I was able to start from the question where problems started, unfortunately I had to  complete question #70 one more time, in total I lost 25 minutes (15 minutes waiting + 10 minutes to complete question again).

Few tips:
  • learn from blueprint – you don’t need anything in addition (except hands on experience in design)
  • you need to have experience with design – you can’t learn everything from books
  • don’t skip blueprint section – you can be sure you will get at least 5 questions from each section
  • reserve at least 15 minutes per design question

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

  • Congrats Mate! And welcome to the VCDX5-DV club 🙂

  • Congratulations Artur!

  • Manish

    Congrats!!!

  • Maciej Lelusz

    Congrats! 🙂 ! 😀 !

  • Congrats!

  • artur_ka

    thank you all 🙂