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Best Practice to be followed for VCAP- DCA510

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I have scheduled my VCAP-DCA510 exam..would need expert advice to follow best practice..

Best  docs/KB to be practiced  before exam ?

Best approach to solve LAB with minimum tame slot ?

Any specific category/dependency to be followed first in exam to get the lab completed with in time?

Best way to look for help/search..for concerns in LAB using supporting doc/Google(any searching tool) provided during lab ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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Practice, Read all the docs, download the blueprints for the exam from VMware.

Build your own Lab.

Please see my EE Article

HOW TO: VCP 5

There some good golden nuggets in these link

http://thesaffageek.co.uk/tag/vcap-dca/

http://vloreblog.com/preparation-for-vcap5-dca-exam/
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Many Thanks.
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You can also read this great "The Unofficial Official VCAP5-DCA Study Guide" by Jason Langer and Josh Coen

http://www.virtuallanger.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/The-Unofficial-Official-VCAP5-DCA-Study-Guide.pdf

Hope this helps.
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Thanks a lot, is it applicable for VCAP510   and VCAP550 both ?
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see here

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=30483&ui=www_cert

Current Certifications and exams are based on current release of VMware vSphere 5.5.

So you need to know and read all the docs for VMware vSphere 5.5.
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The "Unofficial Official VCAP5-DCA Study Guide" is based on VCAP510.

There are two available VCAP5-DCA exams you can pick during your exam registration

1) VCAP510 - vSphere 5.0 Based Exam
2) VCAP550 - vSphere 5.5 Based Exam

Once passed either one,  you will be VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration.

Hope this helps.
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or save your money and wait for VMware vSphere 6.0!

and get a VCAP60 - vSphere 6.0 Based Exam
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Thanks a lot
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Thanks
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I am happy to give  A grade  for above responders:

Please can  someone share his recent experience like type of questions asked in VCAP DCA, as i have planned my exam [VCAP510-DCA] in next 20 days.
so will be good if someone please share best approach to be followed  during exma to get it done in short time with minimal search and tricky solution ?
 And if any help is required what would be best approach to search for docs and goggle for required stpes to make the broken lab up?
Are question related to  others in broken LAB?
what should be bests approach to solve lab for any specific issues/errors?

also please confirm  about helping docs ll be provided during Exam ?
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Thank you so much for your time n support on this.
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Thanks .
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No problems, Good Luck.
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