VMware Certified Professional DCV 2021 Study Guide


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For my first Veeam Community post, I thought I would share with you all something I’ve been doing for over a decade - an exam prep Study Guide; this one being for VMware VCP-DCV 2021. For those who haven’t followed me over the years, I started creating these “outlines”, i.e. Study Guides, for my own benefit to help me with tech cert exam prep. I then thought others in the community may benefit using them, so I decided to share them online. I generally post them on Twitter, so if you’d like to follow me, you can do so from here.

When reviewing the VMware ‘Blueprint’ for the DCV 2021 exam as compared to the 2020 exam, I was initially overwhelmed by the additional content for 2021. As I dove deeper into the 2021 exam Objectives, it turns out a lot of them were similar to what was asked to know for the 2020 exam, so it wasn’t too bad to review. As with most of my Guides, I enjoyed learning about the new tech VMware implemented with vSphere 7 - e.g. Identity Federation & Lifecycle Manager; and some which has been around a couple yrs, but I just became aware of - Instant Clone.

After creating the Guide, I took an extra week or so to finalize my studies for the VCP-DCV exam and I thankfully passed. As with all previous VMware VCP-DCV exams, it consists of 70 questions and is overall 130 minutes long, but my guess is if you’ve used vSphere a while, you won’t need more than an hour… 40 minutes for the first round of answering the questions, then another 20 minutes to review and, if needed, change answers to any questions you feel are necessary. And, as of last year, one change with the exam process I like is having the ability to take it online. I personally don’t mind sometimes going to a facility to have less destractions, but generally like the convenience of at-home test-taking for the lesser advanced exams. 

So, without further ado, here is the Guide. Click here to download it. As with other Guides I’ve shared with the community, all I ask is if you share this with other folks directly or on social media, just please give the author credit. All the best in your studies!


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Hello,

Thanks to share :)

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Now need to do the VMCA that I have postponed 3 times already ☹️

Do it you got it. 👍😎

Is booked for next month, cant postpone anymore 😂

So need to do it

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Now need to do the VMCA that I have postponed 3 times already ☹️

Do it you got it. 👍😎

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Now need to do the VMCA that I have postponed 3 times already ☹️

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Thank you @JailBreak . Appreciate the kind words.
This was my Study Guide blog post actually 😊 I then shared this post on LinkedIn and Twitter. Glad you passed your exam!

Cheers!

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Only notice this guide today and did exam yesterday 😂

But this is a great guide Shane with lot of work on it, you should put this as a blog post or something and put it more visible to community.

Again, great guide.

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Thank you for your kind words Victor. Glad it helped you!

Cheers!

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@coolsport00 Thanks for your sharing. That guide is very useful for preparation of VCP-DCV exam. In your guide, it summary all keys points in each section for VCP-DCV exam. Actually the format and contents of your study guide are similar to one VCAP 4 study guide that I used it for exam preparation before a few years. :grin: I sure your guide can help many people.

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Glad to provide. Hope it helps @regnor

All the best on your exam. 

Cheers! 

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I'll have to renew my VCP this year as I plan to finally approach the VCAP; looks like I'm too much behind with my VCP 2019 🙈

So thanks again @coolsport00 for your guide.

 

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Seb -

Thank you for your kind words. To answer your question, nothing takes the place of both the official VMware User Guides as well as experience using the products. My Guide certainly helps, but is not enough alone to pass the exam.

All the best on your exam!

Cheers!

@coolsport00 First let me say THANK YOU for taking the time to make such a study guide, it is so much appreciated.

I bought the official cert guide, but i find that book so hard to read. Is it enough to study this guide to pass the VCP-DCV exam ? I’m also watching the entire CBT Nuggets course for VCP-DCV

Many thanks,

Seb

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You bet @eprieto ...hope it helps you!
Cheers!

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Amazing, Thanks a Lot!

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Glad to @Eddie Kwok

Cheers! 

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 thanks for sharing @coolsport00 !

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You all are quite welcome. Hope you find it useful for your studies.

Cheers.

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@elchafik no problem. Hope you find it useful!

Cheers! 

Thanks ;-)

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thank you 

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The Course is mandatory if you’ve never taken the Course before. But, as long as you don’t let your cert expire, you don’t need it. I haven’t had to take the Course in over 10yrs. If you let your cert expire, after a certain amount of time, the Course will be required again, but I’m not sure of the definitive timeframe. So for example, if you took the Course for the 2020 DCV exam, and passed the 2020 DCV exam, then you take and pass the 2021 DCV exam, you do not need to additionally take the 2021 Course. Hope that helps. I recommend taking the time to review VMware’s certification page, since they changed some things a couple years ago, to be sure on what you need and when:
https://www.vmware.com/education-services/certification.html

Cheers.

thanks

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@elchafik no problem. Hope you find it useful!

Cheers! 

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Thanks you, good job ! ;-)

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Happy to share, and glad it helped you!

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Just to say as well, thanks for sharing @coolsport00 I actually used your one last year to finally cross certify into VCP-DCV (did the DTM track originally)!

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Great stuff, thanks for sharing @coolsport00 !

Despite the amount of pages, it isa relatively handy study guide and reference book!

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