As with my previous post for the DCD, the PDF below is a compilation of notes I took while studying for the VCAP5-DCA exam. It covers each section of the Blueprint provided by VMware.
In addition to my own studies, there are several great resources in the Community that I used & I reference those in the PDF. I recommend using them as well as implementing a Home Lab for testing.
If there are any errors, omissions, discrepancies, or anything else you would like to see added, let me know & I’ll be more than happy to modify the document.
Hope it helps in your studies!
Best of luck on the exam…
Shane (twitter: @coolsport00)
UPDATE (2 Dec 2012): I have updated the original notes to be a bit more cleaner, removed some errors, & added a little more information. Also, I stripped CLI areas of the Notes into its own document so as to concentrate on command line if that is more of your weakness, as it was for me initially.
UPDATE (4 Apr 2013): I have again updated the notes per the comments below, as well as added the link to my DCD Notes (see 1st sentence above). As always, let me know if you see any other errors, etc. and I can update as soon as I can. All the best in your studies!
23 thoughts on “VCAP5-DCA Study Outline PDF”
Great notes! Thank you so much for sharing!
You bet…hope they help you!
Just wanted to say thanks. I studied these docs heavily, especially the CLI doc. They were instrumental in passing the VCAP5-DCA.
Hey this is great, but I think the RAID calculations are backwards:
Shouldn’t this be: (400 * .65) + (400 * .35 * 2) = 540 IOPs
Example – given a 400 IOPS requirement with a 65% Read/35% Write ratio, as well as potential disk types used on the backend, you can determine the minimum disks (and/or RAID level) required to meet the needs of all VMs that will be assigned to a LUN configured on this RAID Group
a. RAID1 – (400 * .35) + (400 * .65 * 2) = 660 IOPS; so, given the disk types above & their IOPS, you would need at least 4 – 15K SAS disks, 5 – 10K SAS disks, or 9 – 7.2K SATA disks
Great to hear, and congrats on the pass! 🙂
Yep, you are indeed correct. I will update as soon as I can. Thanks for the catch!
Hey Matt – FYI…the Guide has been updated. Again, thanks for the catch!
excellent VCAP study notes! Thank you.
You bet! Hope they help in your studies!
Excellent documents. Thank you so much for putting this all together.
No problem…hope it helps!
Thank you for sharing this documents !
You bet. Good luck in your studies!
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