VMware VCP 5 study guide book review

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Certification, VMware | 1 comment

I was contacted by Brian Atkinson to review his new VCP 5 study guide book from Sybex. They sent me a copy that I plan on giving away in some fashion now that I’ve examined the book. I was never a big fan of books focused just on helping you pass an exam. I tend to come from the school of work hard gain the knowledge through actual hands on experience and pass the test. I was surprised by the in depth content that Brian put into this book, its not an exam cram type book.

The study guide is 700+ pages of VMware content that would be very useful to admins even if you are not studying for the VCP. It covers a huge amount of topics from installs to setting networking and store. These chapters are not small high level ones, they really go into a good amount of info and spell out the details for you.

Each of the chapters has questions at the end to help you review the information that you just gained. This seems like a decent approach to learning tech info. Overall I would say that the book is worth the price to anyone studying for the exam and it is currently selling for around $30 on Amazon.

About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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  1. I’m pleased your revew of the book matches with mine.

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