VMware Certified Professional 5

The VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5 is a datacenter exam focused on VMware’s flagship product, vSphere 5.  Candidates wishing to sit this exam and become certified need to have taken one of these two classes:

Here are a collection of posts that Jason Langer (@jaslanger) and I have done based on the VCP 5 Blueprint.  Also below is a completed PDF of all sections.  Jason has a similar page at http://virtuallanger.com/vcp5/

PDF Version: VCP510 Blueprint – Study Guide

Section 1 – Plan, Install, Configure and Upgrade vCenter Server and VMware ESXi

Objective 1.1 – Install and Configure vCenter Server

Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi

Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi

Objective 1.4 – Secure vCenter Server and ESXi

Objective 1.5 – Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions

Section 2 – Plan and Configure vSphere Networking

Objective 2.1 – Configure vNetwork Standard Switches

Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches

Objective 2.3 – Configure vSS and vDS Policies

Section 3 – Plan and Configure vSphere Storage

Objective 3.1 – Configure Shared Storage for vSphere

Objective 3.2 – Configure the Storage Virtual Appliance for vSphere

Objective 3.3 – Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores

Section 4 – Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

Objective 4.1 – Create and Deploy Virtual Machines

Objective 4.2 – Create and Deploy vApps

Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates

Objective 4.4 – Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

 Section 5 – Establish and Maintain Service Levels

Objective 5.1 – Create and Configure VMware Clusters

Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance

Objective 5.3 – Create and Administer Resource Pools

Objective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual Machines

Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore Virtual Machines

Objective 5.6 – Patch and Update ESXi and Virtual Machines

Section 6 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting and Alarm Management

Objective 6.1 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi Hosts

Objective 6.2 – Perform Basic vSphere Network Troubleshooting

Objective 6.3 – Perform Basic vSphere Storage Troubleshooting

Objective 6.4 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS Clusters and vMotion/Storage vMotion

Section 7 – Monitor a vSphere Implementation

Objective 7.1 – Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server and Virtual Machines

Objective 7.2 – Create and Administer vCenter Server Alarms

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  11. Hi. Echo everyone’s thanks for your efforts pulling this together. Sitting exam soon and this will be invaluable. You mention a PDF pulling it all together. Would be great to have that for use offline on my iPad or laptop when I have no internet connection. Did you produce the PDF, or did you guys decide to leave it all online? Thanks again.

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      Hi Jim,

      Thanks for the response, I hope that you have found it useful.

      There is a PDF version of this and it’s located at the top of this page shown as

      “PDF Version: VCP510 Blueprint – Study Guide”

      Let me know if you have issues downloading it.


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