A couple of weeks ago I sat the VMware VCAP 6.5 DCV – Design exam as part of the process of completing the prerequisites for submitting for VCDX. I don’t have a lot of insight to add beyond the excellent post by vHersey. I did want to jot a few notes to help relieve the dearth of information out there on this exam.
The things that really stood out to me:
- Read the questions carefully
- Practice, practice, practice identifying RCARs
- Understand the difference between functional and non-functional requirements
- On several questions it was easy to eliminate answers simply by being able to identify technical non-starters
Beyond that – manage your time well. Overall I found the exam to be much less technical than the VCP 6.5 DCV exam, but the VCAP 6.5 DCV – Design was significantly more intense as I felt the devil was in the details of many of the questions and answers.
Hopefully the 6.5 Deploy exam will be released shortly so I can say on track for my submission goal date.