What course do I need to take to get my VCP in VMWARE 5?

My boss just told me to get my VCP in VMWARE 5. I see it as a great opportunity, but I realize I have to be careful which class I sign up for. I know I have to complete an official class before passing the exam, but after looking online I am a bit confused as to which class to take. I live in South Florida (Fort lauderdale).  I would prefer to take the class in Florida but will travel if necessary. What is the exact course I need to take before taking the VCP 5 exam and where is the best way to search for a course? I want to make sure I sign for up for something official. I have been told the course will cost about $3500.00 and am expecting to pay that amount. All advice welcome, including tips on how to pass the exam.
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Thor2923Asked:
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JasonJonesCOCommented:
You've probably already been here, but I would start here:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=17374&ui=www

If you've never taken a VMWare class before the best one to take would be what's called the "ICM" class, which is the "Install, Configure and Manage" class.

Just make sure you sign up for the one for VCP5!

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=24385
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AllTripCommented:
The VCP5 certification has a course requirement, which must be met in order to obtain the certification. Several course options are available to you. To determine which course may be right for you, visit http://www.vmware.com/go/vcp.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That's not actually, true, you can take and pass the exam, you'll just not get your Certification, until you've taken a qualifying course.

then notify VMware Certifications, using the same email address and contact details for the Exam and Course to "marry-up" and then you'll get your certification.

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0x6Commented:
Some good info on what/where to start, study tips, resources etc.
http://www.petri.co.il/vcp5-exam.htm
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coolsport00Commented:
You can take a VMware course via Online as well; you don't have to take it in an actual classroom. VMware's site has signups for classroom and online courses. That's what I did for VCP3 & 4...

~coolsport00
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