VCP5 Study–Pass or Bust by Xmas

In an effort to get my VCP5 study momentum going i need to set a target to sit and pass the VCP5. To that end i will set myself the target of sitting it before Xmas. No revising over turkey and christmas cake, just a few concentrated weeks of lab install, document review and practice. This will of course mean giving something up, and that will have to be Gears of War3 and Modern Warfare 3 before the 10:30 – 12pm “funtime” window!

So in an effort to get my life in order i will start by listing sites and resources i have found useful along the way. The post will grow as i actually get my ar$e in gear. Feel free to comment or suggest resources as they present themselves.


If you are working to the same aim then good luck to you! hopefully we can swap study stories on Twitter – follow me here @damiandavis.

Certification Path

Great Resources 

TrainSignal is The Global Leader in Profiessional Computer Training 

VCP5 Training

Mastering vSphere 5 – Scott Lowe

Vmware Vsphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive

VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Deepdive


Great Links

VCP Blueprint

Gregg Robertsons Blog

Simon Longs practice exams

Scott Vesseys Blog

Elastikskys Blog

vInfrastructure Blog

vInfrastructures Study Notes

VMDKs comparing blueprints

vDestinations Blog

Jason Langers Blog

Virtual Noob Blog

Petri Links

Preetam Zare

VCP5 Community on


Other Resources

If you have access to it, VMware provide a wealth of riches to partner organisations in partner central.


The content section has a vast amount of, well, content! Including the documentation and procedures that VMware consultants use in their day to day life. Partner University provides a good number of online and classroom based courses.


Well worth a look. Perhaps a brief spell of sitting through the VTSP5 content will also provide useful.

Hope this helps. More content to follow.

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