VCP310 – VMware VI3 VCP — I am officially on the clock

Well I admitting defeat on getting my MCTS with 70-431. The benefit of learning that skill set just wasn’t where I wanted to be in my career. There were certainly good knowledge to be had, but too much of it was not DBA knowledge in my experience but DB developer knowledge. I am therefore backing away from it before I stress too much over actually failing on the test.

Rather than take a prolonged absence from certification, VMware was nice enough to take their exam VCP310 for Virtual Infrastructure 3 out of beta this week. I have deployed VI 3 in a few environments already, and am in the midst of migrating our existing infrastructure to the new version as well. My current study material are:

Right now my test is scheduled for October 31 at 9:00 am.


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  • Frank

    I took the exam on October 2nd (the first day it was available to my knowledge). Needless to say, I was excited to take it and didn’t expect to struggle much with the exam. Let me be the first to say that the test was incredibly difficult. You need a 70 to pass, I got a 66. There were 75 questions- many of them were of the “choose 3 of 5″ variety. I will certainly be waiting a while before taking it again. I’ll probably wait for a Testking or other study guide to come out in fact.

    Best of luck to you.

  • [...] After 3 weeks of studying of reading and re-reading the product manuals, I passed my VCP310 test today! The required passing score is 70 out of 100 grading scale. Note: I did not say percent as the questions are on a graduated scale with some questions worth more than others. [...]

  • big lad

    well done on the pass !
    I’ve done the course and have read conflicting advice re. passing the exam, some say the course and course books should be enough, whilst others say all the pdfs need to be learned.
    What’s your opinion, any pointers to areas covered. ?

  • Did you see my latest post (http://www.network-admin.net/?p=418)? I go into many of the most important areas to study. It is by no means conclusive list, but it does cover many of them. I wish you much luck in your test.

  • big lad

    cheers for that , I’ll let you know how it goes …

  • Ron H

    Just wanted to pass on that I just passed the VCP310 today with a score of 80 after failing previously. This one is for real and does require that you know not just the material but how to implement in different environments as well. I read those PDFs relentlessly and went over many different scenarios in my lab environment after seeing the depth of knowledge of the product that was going to be required to pass. Your site and info was a great help in preparing and I just wanted to drop this note to say thanks. After scouring the net I havn’t found much infoat all for preparation. This exam is certainly credible and should bring the value that VMWARE wants to this certification.

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