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Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Certification | 2 comments

VCAP5-CIA Exam Experience

VCAP5-CIA Exam Experience

I sat the VMware VCAP5-CIA lab exam several weeks ago, and finally received my results. I am happy to report that I passed. I’d like to describe my preparation steps here to hopefully assist others who are planning to attempt this exam. First of all, like the DCA, this is a lab exam. You will be operating in a live lab environment, and some tasks will need to be completed properly in order to complete latter tasks. There are a total of 32 items on this exam, each item having multiple tasks. ¬†As you can infer from the blueprint, the products covered in the lab include vCloud Director, Chargeback, and vShield (among others). As always, for me, time management was an issue. You have three and a half hours to complete the exam, and I think I made it through only about 25 of the items. One of these days I am going to learn how to properly manage my time on these exams, but this certainly wasn’t it....

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