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How up to date are the exams?

Discussion in 'VMware Certifications' started by davelee212, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. davelee212

    davelee212 Nibble Poster

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    Hello all

    Having failed VCP410 last year, it's taken some time for me to get around to retaking it. It's booked for a few weeks from now so I've started on the road to studying again!

    Just going through the study guide chapter on upgrading and notice a difference between the study guide and the VMware docs. The VMware documentation say that you must be on version 3.5 to upgrade to 4.1, the book says you can upgrade from 3.0 to 4.0 without any problem.

    I difference, I'm guessing, is that 4.1 wasn't out when the Sybex study guide was written and the VMware docs are presumably bang up to date. I'm sure there will be questions on the exam on what ersions you can and can't upgrade from, so I'm keen to nail this down. I'm inclined to follow VMware's documentation on this, however... the blueprint mentions "Perform upgrade to ESX 4.0" as one of the objectives rather than 4.1. It ws last updated July 2011, well after 4.1 was released, so am I safe to follow the "older" pre-4.1 release advise that you can do 3.x->4.0 and 2.55->3.x->4.0?

    What does everything think?

    Dave
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2012
    Certifications: Network+, CCNA (expired), MCSA 2000/03 + Messaging, MCSE 2000/03, MCTS:Sharepoint Config, VCP4-DCV, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-Cloud, VCP6-DCV, MCSA 2012, MS Specialist: Hyper-V
    WIP: Dunno yet
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    VMware have stated that you would be tested on items that are common to both products (vSphere 4.0 and 4.1) and wouldn't be version specific.

    I would stick with the White Papers over the Sybex book.

    Oh and Snap (I am Colchester as well:))
     
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  3. scott28tt

    scott28tt Byte Poster

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    The VCP410 exam is a 4.x exam, the correct answers applicable to 4.0 and 4.1.

    With regard to study material, out of the official documentation and the Sybex book, which one do you think VMware would use to validate the exam items?
     
    Certifications: VCP2, VCP3, VCP4, VCP5, VCAP4-DCA, VCI, MCSE (NT-2003)
  4. davelee212

    davelee212 Nibble Poster

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    Cheers for the clarification chaps. sure I'd go with the VMware docs for the most up to date information I just wanted to be sure the exam was kept up with date as well as the Blueprint specifically mentions 4.0 in a section but never specifically mentions 4.1.

    Ah excellent, a fellow Colchester dweller! :)
     
    Certifications: Network+, CCNA (expired), MCSA 2000/03 + Messaging, MCSE 2000/03, MCTS:Sharepoint Config, VCP4-DCV, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-Cloud, VCP6-DCV, MCSA 2012, MS Specialist: Hyper-V
    WIP: Dunno yet

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