On Tuesday I sat the VCP-IaaS exam and passed.
As you may have seen I’ve been going through the sections of the VCP-IaaS blueprint, creating some notes on procedures and hopefully a helpful summary of the blueprint.
I must say that going through the sections and making the notes really helped, but what really helped is my own experience with the product. I recommend creating a vCloud environment, with vCloud cells, vShield Manager, vCenter, Chargeback and Connector. Just having access to an environment to play with will make this test really manageable.
As far the exam goes, without going into much detail (not that I can), I found myself struggling with any questions regarding Chargeback, mainly because its easy to install and not a system a VMware admin will have anything to do with after creating a vCloud environment. I recommend using the study notes and go through section 3 with Chargeback Manager open and just click away.
Also vCloud networking is a subject you will have to have figured out as this subject is something that is very important in any vCloud environment. Thankfully many bloggers have posted really helpful posts on this subject. The vCloud Ultimate Resource Guide is a great list of resources that will help you pass the exam.
Other recommended reads are the vCloud Admin and User Guide (Most of the sections use these two guides). I recommend going through them at least once in case my notes missed anything.
I hope the Study Notes will help anyone studying for this exam and I will update the posts (or just create a new one) when the Blueprint is upgraded to version 5.1 of vCloud which was released at VMworld USA.