Tag : VCAP
Written by Christopher Lewis on November 22, 2021 .
Introduction ICYMI, I will be speaking (virtually) at the UKVMUG on 25th November 2021. I’ll be talking about my one of my favourite topics (no not myself), Certifications! In addition to my day job at VMware and the working with the HOL Team, I have spent the last 18 months was an Education SME for the VMware Education Team. It has been very rewarding but hardwork. During this time I have contributed to 13 different exams (at various levels) across the VMware SDDC technology domain.
Written by Christopher Lewis on February 28, 2019 .
Introduction I truly believe there is a not-so-exact science behind taking exams. In this post I’m going to share with you the tips and strategies I use to ensure maximum success when taking multiple-choice exams. Note: This post is NOT about minimising study effort, it is about maximising effectiveness on the day of the exam. Every good (400+) score I have achieved has a foundation of hard work and sacrifice attached to it.
Written by Christopher Lewis on November 28, 2016 .
For those of you who read my VMworld EMEA Blog posts, you will know I took my first VCAP Deploy style exam during my visit. This was my first experience of the Deploy style exam and unfortunately I didn’t pass. I’m pleased to announce that after a little bit more study and a lot more exam technique, I passed my resit this morning, so once everything has been updated in VMware’s new Certificate Manager tool, I’ll have my second VCAP6 under my belt in 2016 (having already obtained the VCAP6-CMA Design), and this will mean I’ll be 50% completed on VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) on both the DCV and CMA track!
Written by Christopher Lewis on November 10, 2016 .
The following is a list of the technical skills and exams/certification that I am looking to obtain within the next 12 months. I am putting this out in the public domain so that I try and stick to it. VMware VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Cloud Management and Automation Design - Completed - 03/2016 VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Cloud Management and Automation Deploy - Completed - 07/2017 VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualisation Design - Completed - 03/2016 VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualisation Deploy - Completed - 11/2016 VMware Certified Professional 6 - Network Virtualisation - Completed - 03/2017 VMware Certified Professional 7 - Cloud Management and Automation - Added 06/2017 - Completed - 06/2017 VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Network Virtualization - Added 06/17 - Scheduled for Q3 - Completed 09/2017 VMware Certified Advanced Professional 7 - Cloud Management and Automation Deploy - Added 06/17 - awaiting release.
Written by Christopher Lewis on August 26, 2016 .
It has been a tense but satisfying couple of weeks for me. I have been waiting on three things, vExpert Announcement and the results from the VCAP6-DCV and VCAP6-CMA Design BETA exams. As you’ll get from the title of the post, I managed two out of three. So that’s vExpert 2016 as well as VMware Advanced Professional 6 - Cloud Management and Automation Design certification. I’m not disheartened about not passing the VCAP6-DCV Design exam afterall I lost one hour out of four in that BETA exam because of the fact the exam kept freezing so it would have been a miracle to have passed it.
Written by Christopher Lewis on February 27, 2016 .
On the 26th February (afternoon), I failed at my first attempt to gain my VCAP5-DCD with a score of 279. Beforehand I did say to myself that I would rather have failed hard than nearly get there with a close to passing score. Put simply, I ran out of time. Like most exams i take i go in with a game plan, i’d read a lot on the internet and been told by a lot of people - do the Master and Visio style questions first.
Written by Christopher Lewis on February 14, 2016 .
Today I start my journey to obtain my VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Design certification. I have been designing and supporting VMware products for a lot of years, so I thought it was about time I got my VCAP certifications! Note: Let me just say I realise the VMware Certified Advance Professional 6 - Data Center Virtualization Design is currently in BETA and I will be taking this exam as well.
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