Recommended Study Resources
Since you will have to take a certified class with a VCI5, I highly recommend that you use him or her for your first resource. Pick that instructor’s brain while you’re in class! You will be glad that you did when you take the test.
Next, you should compare the knowledge that you have gained with the knowledge that is expected for the exam. You can do this by carefully reviewing the VCP510 Exam Blueprint. It’s available at vmware.com/certification, but I have also copied it at the bottom of this exam profile for your easy reference. In addition, The Official VCP5 Certification Guide follows the VCP510 Exam Blueprint “to the letter.”
Finally, VMware uses a special account called a MyLearn account to help you track your progress. You will need to use your MyLearn login ID, or create one, in order to see the Exam Blueprint in pdf format on the VMware website. On the same site, there is a Mock Exam that you can take to test your knowledge. You only get 25-30 questions per exam from a pool of hundreds of questions. You can take the Mock Exam as many times as you like with your MyLearn login ID associated with your email address; UNTIL you get a perfect score. My recommendation is, “Don’t get a perfect score, at least not until you’ve taken the Mock Exam a few dozen times”! Enough said?
The following study references are also recommended: