I checked my email today and I was glad to see that I had passed my VCAP-DCA exam which I took a couple weeks ago. The exam was hard so don’t think your going to just come in half cocked and pass it. Admittedly this is what I did the first time around and failed but only by around 10 or so points shy of 300 which is a passing score. No one wants to just barely pass a test but I would have taken it so I didn’t have to sit thru the exam again nor loss that hefty exam fee.
Obviously I did much better the second time around making sure that I focused on the exam blueprint that is available for free. VMware also offers a few more resources which are available to help in your successful journey to getting VMware certified.
- VCAP-DCA Program Overview
- VCAP Community
- Exam Blueprint
- VCAP4-DCA Exam UI Demo
- Exam Center Locations – Currently Available
- Exam Center Locations – Coming Soon
The VCAP4-DCA is directed toward System Administrators, Consultants and Technical Support Engineers who can demonstrate their skills in VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter technologies in relation to the datacenter, as well as their knowledge of application and physical-infrastructure services and their integration with the virtual infrastructure.
Here is a visual track of how you can achieve the VCAP-DCA certification.
As you can see you must be VCP4 certified first.
VMware Certified Advanced Professional benefits include: recognition in the industry, use of the “VMware Certified Advanced Professional” logo on business cards and websites, discounted admission to VMworld, and invitations to participate in beta classes and exams. It also helps in your path to gaining the VCDX4 certification if you so choose to move in that direction.