Book Review : VCP on vSphere 5 Study Guide by Brian Atkinson

I was asked by a fellow vExpert Brian Atkinson for a book review of his study guide for the VCP5 exam. I can honestly say that I am impressed with the quality and depth of the book and its material. I highly recommend this book as a resource in completing your VCP5. The book is well written and organized well to match the blueprint.

I completed my VCP5 in February of this year and would have found this an excellent addition to the materials that I used to prepare for the exam. This book will help you learn, and give you all the tools necessary to become a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5

Here are some of the features of the book:

  • Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you’re getting the instruction you need for the exam
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you’ve learned in the context of actual job roles
  • Challenging review questions in each chapter to prepare you for exam day
  • Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam
  • A handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objective
  • Sybex Exam Prep Tools

You can purchase your copy on Amazon here

Go to and download a full set of electronic test prep tools to help you thoroughly prepare for the exam. These include:

  • Custom Test Engine
  • Over 300 Sample Questions
  • Electronic Flashcards
  • Glossary of Terms in PDF