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Exam Profile: VMware Certified Professional - Cloud, VCPC510

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This article profiles the VMware Certified Professional – Cloud Exam. Pearson IT Certification provides a variety of exam preparation tools to help our customers in their quest for certification. As part of our service to you, we have developed this Exam Profile series. Each profile is developed based on the testing experience of one of our trainers or authors. You won’t get exact questions or answers, but you will get a real feel for the exam. Each profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
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The VMware Certified Professional —Cloud Exam VCPC510 is a new exam from VMware that focuses on the vCloud infrastructure as well as their vSphere infrastructure. The exam tests general knowledge of the concepts and installation of vSphere, vCenter, vCloud Director, vCenter Chargeback, and vCloud Network Security products. It requires the candidate to complete VMware Cloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud course, from a VMware certified training center.

Candidates that already hold the VCP5 certification, are eligible to take the VMware Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Exam, instead of the VCPC510 exam.

Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 240
  • Type(s) of questions: Multiple choice; some questions will have more than one correct answer. Questions with more than one answer will clearly indicate the number of answers required.
  • Passing Score: 300, on a scale of 100 to 500
  • Time Limit: 225 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes to complete survey questions prior to the test beginning.
  • How to register: http://www.pearsonvue.com/vmware

Trouble Spots

It is recommended that candidates have at least 6 months experience of administrating a VMware vCloud deployment. While the experience is invaluable, several portions may still pose a challenge to candidates.

Networking is a very important of a vCloud environment and the exam stresses this importance. Virtualization administrators are traditionally not exposed to networking configuration and settings. Expect to be questioned extensively on network configuration and concepts. This includes vCloud’s networking concepts of external, internal and direct or routed networks while understand their impact to vApp networks and their configuration.

The configuration of vSphere and vCenter is another topic that the candidate should be expected to understand. This includes clusters, storage profiles, as well as networking configurations. The concept of clusters and resource pools, how they relate to vCloud constructs and how a vCloud tenant consumes the resources is also tested.

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