VCAP6-DCV Design Exam Experience

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Yesterday sat for VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Design exam and really happy to share that i have passed this difficult exam.

In general, the exam is 175 minutes where you have to complete 18 questions. since India being an non-native English speaking country you will get 30 Minutes extra. exam was having around 5 or 6 design type questions compare to a single master question in 5.5.

People who are preparing for this exam , you must focus on design attribute like Availability , Manageability , Performance , Recoverability and Security , Functional and non-functional requirements , assumptions , constrains and risks.

I have referred below documents for the preparation:

VCAP6-Design Blueprint and all associated documents.

Function vs non-functional – https://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadBody/17409-102-2-22494/Functional%20versus%20Non-functional.pdf

HIPAA security guide – http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/product-applicability-guide-hipaa-hitech-technical-guide.pdf

Still VCAP5-DCD cert guide is a good resource to understand the design framework and it really helps in Exam.

Few tips:

  1. Be fresh and rested as there are 205 minutes, it’s quite a long to sit in front of the screen.
  2. Stay focused and read carefully all the questions and instructions at least twice.
  3. i would suggest to start from the design questions which would take a little bit more time.

 

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