At last it’s done – My VCP 5 Study Notes (and a sexy PDF)


After 6 months of spending most of my spare time flipping through pages of VMware documentation, sorting through different community blog posts and pages, and deep diving into whitepapers I have finally completed my dissection of each individual learning point in each indiviidual objective of each individual section of the VCP 5 blueprint.  Wow that's a mouthful!

Honestly, I didn't ever think I was going to get through it all and I probably wouldn't have if it wasn't for the greatness of the community surrounding VMware and virtualization.  Without your feedback and comments I probably would have quit long ago and went back to my chicken scratch notebook style of studying.  So hats off to the community and the bloggers that put out and share all of their information.  I'm beginning to realize just how much dedication and effort it takes to keep a consistent blog with relevant information to readers.

Anyways, it's done, so you can check out the online version or if you fancy yourself a 130 pages of awesome sauce you can also download the pdf version below.

Thanks to everyone for their help and here's hoping for a pass for come Feb 28th.  And good luck too all of you as well….!


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  • Saintvilk19

    thanks and did you pass? hope u did, i will be taking the test in september

    • mwpreston

      No Problem and yes I did pass. Can’t remeber what I got though. It was 4 something! Good luck to you!

  • Chandan

    Thanks for the guide

    • mwpreston

      Np. Good luck on the exam

  • mwpreston

    Glad you liked it!

  • Colin

    Hi, thanks alot for taking the time to put this together – Great work and is a huge help after general studying to then look into the specifics of the objectives. Thanks!

  • CarlosVa

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.. it’s really valuable for us juniors!!
    Carlos Valdés

    • No problem. Are you calling me a senior? J/k. Im most certainly a junior too. Lots to learn


    Ok thats beyond cool, good lookin out

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  • kupi

    very very good document for beginners.. Very easy to understand… Liked very much.. Thanks a lot….