My VCAP5-DCA study resources


This is a list of resources I used to pass the VCAP5-DCA (VDCA550) exam.

The first place to star is the exam blueprint.  This really is the go-to resource for everything you can expect to be tested on.

Exam blueprint (v3.3)

VMware VCAP5-DCA Official Certification Guide

Chris Wahl’s VCAP5-DCA Study Sheet

Nick Marshall’s vBrownBag VCAP5-DCA Series

VMworld 2014 Breakout Sessions
I especially found the following helpful:
STO2197 – Storage DRS- Deep Dive and Best Practices
NET2745 – vSphere Distributed Switch – Technical Deep Dive
INF2427 – DRS – Advanced Concepts, Best Practices and Future Directions
BCO2701.1 – vSphere HA Best Practices and FT Technology Preview
INF2311.1 – vCenter Server Architecture and Deployment Deep Dive

VMware’s Hands-on-Labs

VMware vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive (Epping/Dennerman)

Josh Andrews VCAP5-DCA Practice Environment

Together with the above I used a number of the VMware PDFs, namely:


Oh, and maybe a few of these too… 🙂

Red Bull

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