As a follow up on my post How I intend to Pass the VCP5. I took the VCP5 on February 28th, talk about last minute as existing VCP4 only had until February 29th (Leap Day) to pass the test without having to take the VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.0]. I can’t talk about what was on the test but I believe it was a harder test but very fair and leaning more forward hands on experience than sheer memorization. I think that is a move in the right direction. I did better this go around than I did on the VCP4 having a nice buffer, I felt good going in and out after the test.
I also want to give a shout out to the Brownbags a VMware related podcast that covers products, technologies and certifications around the VMware ecosphere. There is a community driven effort led by Cody Bunch with many community guest speakers such as Damian Karlson, Josh Atwell and many others. I highly recommend this in addition to any other resource you are using for VMware VCP5 preparation.