When I decided to pass my VCP5, I thought the hardest would be learning and preparing for the exam. On the fateful day of the exam, I thought the hardest would be to focus and don’t be distracted by feelings of fear and discouragement. I didn’t knew yet that the most challenging skill would be patience. In today’s ubiquitous world, we’re more and more plunged into semi-immediate communication be it twitter, mail, phone et all. The online shopping experience in this digital era almost makes us forget that there are also people who make certain things possible.
I passed my VCP in February, approximately 2 weeks before the VCP4 upgrade deadline, at a time when all VCP4 holders pushed their final rush to avoid sitting the ICM5 course.
The result was an overwhelming amount of work for the VMware team in charge of certifications: 10x the usual load!
This caused many people to rant and lament, including me. The certification took about 9 weeks to make it here, though I don’t know if homing pigeons were used for this. Nevertheless, now that I have it here, I feel that the journey was more important that the destination. already miss this feeling of waiting for something which required hard work and some sacrifices to attain. The good news is that VMware has released the VCAP5-DCD and is planning to launch the DCA version of their Advanced Professional curriculum. Something definitely worth preparing, hopefully once personal things (the birth of our next baby immediately followed by moving to a house) and professional things (upgrade to vsphere 5, install of veeam backup & replication, consolidation/virtualization of SQL physical servers) all settle down this summer.
Much to look forward to!