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Mar 25 2011   3:03PM GMT

Lots of VMWare VCP-410 Cert Resources available

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

This morning, the following e-mail showed up in my inbox, from fellow ITKE blogger Eric Hansen (IT Security and Linux Administration):



I was sent to your website (and ITKE blog) from Michael from ITKE (which I’m also a blogger for), who said you might be able to address something for me in the realm of VCP.


Basically, I’m looking to take the VCP, as virtualization seems to be taking off like a rocket with the “go green” campaign that’s going on.  But, as there’s not a lot of readily available information about it, I would like to know if you might have some pointers or advice.  Currently, a couple of friends and I are planning to take this exam once we’re ready, but we only really have experience in VMWare Workstation (and Server) currently.  If you have any books, websites or something that maybe we can read up on for this, it would be much appreciated.


[snip…extraneous request clipped out…]


Thank you for your time and consideration, Eric

I’m going to forgo my response to his other query (about Linux certs) in this posting, and concentrate on the VCP-410 certification here. Certainly, one good place to start preparing is with the Exam Cram on this topic.

Amazon's cover snapshot for the VCP-410 Exam Cram

Amazon cover shot for VCP-410 Exam Cram


But perhaps even more helpful, I put together a resource guide for this exam for last month. It’s entitled VMWare Certified Professional vSphere 4 (VCP-410) Exam Prep Resource Guide. In that 5-page article, you’ll find a list of books, online resources and references, plus blogs and other information resources (including several great personal collections/blogs with exam tips, study notes, and reference material). If you’re interesting in running down the VCP-410 exam, like Eric Hansen and his crew, you’ll want to check this out. And if you have other peachy items I’ve missed to share, comment here and I’ll also add them to the article as well. Thanks!

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  • Eric Hansen
    Ed, I know I responded to you via e-mail saying thank you, but this is still a very helpful post, especially for anyone else considering going for their VCP.
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  • Ed Tittel
    Dear Eric: You are more than welcome. You will appreciate, better than most people, just how wonderful it is when a ready-to-write blog post shows up in your inbox. So thanks to you, too, for some excellent grist for the old blogging mill. Best wishes, --Ed--
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