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VCP book

Discussion in 'VMware Certifications' started by Theprof, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    What would you guys recommend as a good VMware VCP book to get? I would like to read the book before I take the VCP4 course...

    Thanks! :)
     
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  2. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    take your pick lol

    VMware VCP4 – Additional Study Material « Everything Virtual


    this is a must have

    Mastering VMware VSphere 4: Amazon.co.uk: Scott Lowe: Books
     
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  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Great resources guys! thanks for the help!
     
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  6. ThomasMc

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  7. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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  8. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Bit disappointing that vcp3's have to go on the full blown course to upgrade to 5. I have not had the time to do the 410 yet, I may have to try and fit it in somewhere before Feb.
     
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  9. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    TBF I don't know of any certification provider that gives you that opportunity (certainly MS don't).
     
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    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Yes I guess but most dont require a 2-3k course! :)
     
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  11. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    That depends tho, if it's classroom based training for the MCITP then perhaps they do. As it stands if you do upgrade your VCP to the 410 exam then you can upgrade to the 511 exam for just the cost of the exam :) (well, until Feb 29th 2012 that is).
     
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  12. Phoenix
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    yeah the course requirement for VCP should probably be moved to the VCAP-DCA or something, its well known the course does not cover the exam requirements anyway, so its kind of moot that its even required
    someone who goes on an install and configure course alone, will not pass the VCP, negating the whole 'we want to make sure everyone is good enough' BS they fed us years ago
     
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  13. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    That's true... It's part of the reason why I would like to get a book... it would help I am sure.
     
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    Cheers Simon, the site looks great have book marked it!

    Thank you please.
     
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  15. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Personally I agree with everything you've said above but I'm glad you need to go on a course for the VCP because I want certifications not just anyone can get. Its getting harder and harder to stand out in the crowd and what with all these brain dumpers devauling my MCSE, without sounding bad, I like that the VCP has this requirement. Without it I feel that the VCP will be devalued and become a 3ls > 2ls > 1ls cert over time....... sorry my 2 cents.

    Best vSphere book I've read personally.
     
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    For my money, that doesn't make sense. I've met plenty of people who were easily good enough to pass the VCP but balked at doing it because of the cost. Personally, I think it sucks when companies insist that someone takes an extremely expensive course just so they get the opportunity to get a piece of paper at the end of it. There are just as many braindumped out VCPs out there as there are for MS/Cisco certs, so the alleged aim of preventing people without a clue passing the certification is BS - they just want to fund the certification merry-go-round better than MS/Cisco do. I never bothered taking the VCP v3, haven't bothered with v4 and won't bother with v5. Actually, I'm pretty pissed at VMWare in general at the moment.
     
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  17. jk2447

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    TBH thats a really good argument. I hadn't considered you could brain dump the vcp, which seems a bit daft now come to think of it...... That said, I still think that reducing the number of people that have a certification makes it more valuable in the marketplace. I know you know your stuff Zeb but would you say, guess, you'd feel differently if you had to apply for another job for some reason and wanted to be in a VMware expert type role? I can only speak for my employer but we'd want someone like you, very skilled in the technology, but we'd also want the paper, purely because there are people who know their stuff and the certifications, which is like a compfort blanket for some companies, customers etc. I'm of the opinion that the days of just experience being enough are over.

    All just my point of view ofcourse, I'm not half as skilled as you but I'm scouse and by definition, not shy :)
     
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  18. Phoenix
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    it will do that as the platform becomes more common
    but your skills for being early will have progressed to the higher tier certs

    the VCP is a tough exam, but it can still be brain dumped (seen them) so really your now limiting it to people who can afford/have osmeone pay for the class, not the skills
    i got my VCP last year, after using VMWare for over 9 years!
     
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  19. Phoenix
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    Sorry zeb, didnt even see page 2 before posting, so now im just echoing your words :)
     
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  20. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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