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I am looking for a certification in Virtualization, would like to know where to start and which books to study ...

 

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VCP 5:

 

1. Download free doco from VMware using tools from xtravirt: http://xtravirt.com/shop/document-downloader-for-vmware/

(especially look for the test "blueprint" that reviews what topics to study)

2. How to set up VMware lab on a mid-level PC or laptop: http://xtravirt.com/kb/how-to-install-esx-4-0-on-workstation-6-5-2/

(works with both Workstation (including newer versions) and current VMware Player and esxi 5.x)

3. If you're just starting out, remember you need an autorized class ($3000+ for the 1-week version, often much less expensive at your local college, do your research)

4. The two best books are:

a. http://www.amazon.com/VMware-Certified-Professional-vSphere-Study/dp/1118181123/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352308284&sr=8-2&keywords=vcp+5

b. http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-VMware-vSphere-Scott-Lowe/dp/0470890800/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1352308284&sr=8-3&keywords=vcp+5

 

You won't pass the test without acres of practice. Hands-on. Trust me, don't try.

 

 

Vmware is head and shoulders above Citrix (who basically only sells training to partners and big customers, no current books nor practice software) and Microsoft Hyper-V (although Server 2012 and Windows 8 are advertised to change that some time, the smart money is to aim for the biggest target).

 

 

I hope that helps!!

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You won't pass the test without acres of practice. Hands-on. Trust me, don't try.

 

Always remember this thought. So always do practice it will help you a lot,especially in getting use of what needs to be getting used to.

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