VCAP5-DCA Study Guide is now available

The content of this study guide was first published as a series of posts on this blog.

The posts were written in preparation for my VCAP5-DCA exam and are based on the official VMware Blueprint. At the time I started writing; other great Study guides were available, although most of these guides were based on the VCAP4-DCA exam.

The posts had to meet the following goals:

  • Based on the official Blueprint, follow the objectives as close as possible.
  • Refer to the official VMware documentation as much as possible. For that reason, every Objective starts with one or more references to the VMware documentation.
  • In case the official documentation is not available or not complete, provide an alternative.
  • Write down the essence of every objective (the Summary part).
  • If necessary, provide additional explanation, instructions, examples and references to other posts. All this without providing too much information.

I hope all this will help you in your preparation for your exam. I welcome your comments, feedback and questions.

Download Guide: VCAP5-DCA Study Guide_20121229

22 Responses to VCAP5-DCA Study Guide is now available

  1. Paul Grevink has released the VCAP5-DCA Study Guide…

    The content of the (349 pages) VCAP5-DCA Study Guide was first published as a series of posts on Paul’s blog “Adventures in a Virtual World”, these posts were written in preparation for his VCAP5-DCA exam and are based on the official VMware Blueprint…

  2. Gert Nielsen says:

    Impressive grand work – thank you very much 🙂

  3. Flo says:

    Really great work and valueable information!
    What happened to the “Other references”? (Page 65 for example) They often state “A”. Is this intended?

    • paulgrevink says:

      Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate. Concerning your question,”Other references” starting with just an “A”, means “No references”. It is the result of a template I have used. I hope it is not very disturbing.

      Best regards,


  4. Noham says:

    thank you for this colossal works! It’s very interesting …
    Kind Regards.

  5. Jon Munday says:

    Hi Paul,

    This study guide is written extremely well, and presented very professionally. It’s exactly what I need right now, so a big thanks for all your time and effort in producing this single document.


  6. JAndrews says:

    Reblogged this on SOS tech and commented:
    Comprehensive VCAP5-DCA study guide byPaul Grevink.

  7. Tony DiSalvo says:

    This guide looks very good, and I have read some of the postings you had done in the past. I thank you very much for taking time out to help others with their DCA.

  8. Brian says:

    Paul, thank you for your hard work on this. I am in fact studying for the VCAP DCA at this moment and this will be an invaluable resource!

  9. Santosh says:

    Hi Paul – Thanks for the wonderful guide. I am preparing for the VCAP5-DCA and your guide would help me a lot !! I am damn sure about it.. Thanks Once again !!

  10. sarav says:

    Nice work. Really great explanations.

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  13. albertwt says:

    Thanks Paul,
    is there any updated version for vSphere 5.1 2013 or 2014 ?

    • paulgrevink says:

      The Study Guide is based on the official VMware Blue Print. One of these days, I will check the latest edition and compare with the content study guide. As far as I know, the exam is not updated with every release of vSphere.

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    Are there any updates for vSphere 5.5 for 2014?

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