Study Guide for VCAP5-DCA

As with the VCAP-DCD, I found lot of good resources. I will add them as I go through Objectives. Here are some links for now:

  • VCAP-DCA Index
    • Written by Sean Crookston, this is a study guide for VCAP4-DCA. Some of the objectives are similar to version 5 so they will be very helpful. Here is a link to the PDF version.
  • VCAP Datacenter Administration Exam Landing Page VDCA410
    • Written by Kendrick Coleman, very useful guide. Goes through all the objectives.
  • VCAP-DCA4 Exam
    • Study Guide Written by Damian Karlson
    • Study Guide Written by Edward Grigson, here is a link to the PDF version.
    • Written by Josh Coen, also covers version 5 and has a lot of great examples.

As I mentioned in the DCD exam, the notes are gathered from various locations and are here for my own reference. From the Blue Print here are all the objectives:

Section 1 – Implement and Manage Storage

Section 2 – Implement and Manage Networking

Section 3 – Deploy DRS Clusters and Manage Performance

Section 4 – Manage Business Continuity and Protect Data

Section 5 – Perform Operational Maintenance

Section 6 – Perform Advanced Troubleshooting

Section 7 – Secure a vSphere Environment

Section 8 – Perform Scripting and Automation

Section 9 – Perform Advanced vSphere Installations and Configurations