The deadline arrived today for VCP4s to upgrade to 5 without having to take the What’s New course. Being that I am a chief procrastinator, I scheduled my exam for the deadline and sat for it today. I’m pleased to say that I’m now a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5! I scored better than I thought, and about 70 points better than my VCP4 exam. I studied hard for the exam, and yes, I ate a banana immediately before the exam (a crucial step to anyone taking this test) and all of the preparation paid off. Hopefully the rest of you VCP4s out there are taking advantage of the deadline today, if not, no biggie, keep studying and take the What’s New course. It couldn’t hurt to brush up on vSphere 5. Congrats to everyone else who’s passed the exam already and to those beating the deadline today!

Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

3 thoughts on “I studied, I ate a banana, I passed VCP5!

  1. Congratulations and welcome to the exclusive club of the VCP5s! 🙂

  2. Greg,

    Congrats on achieving this milestone in your career…very impressive….I am impressed with your abilities…Keep up the good work.


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