In a previous post, I told you how Fast Lane is sponsoring both the Certification Lounge and the Exam Center here at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco. The Certification Lounge is on the fourth floor of the Marriott Marquis on 4th Street. It’s a bit out of the way, but it’s worth stopping by. They’re giving out a treasure trove of study materials on a USB stick, you can get a discount code for 50% off a certification exam (valid through November, 2012), as well as buttons, stickers, and other assorted swag. The Fast Lane table has some nifty little cell phone holders as well, and there’s soda, coffee, and snacks. It’s a nice quiet place to relax before your exam, or just on your way to or from the hectivity (I know that’s not a word) of the main conference areas.
If you don’t believe me, look how peaceful it is:
Watching the keynote in peace in the Certification Lounge at VMWorld 2012 San Francisco
One of the neatest features in the Certification Lounge this year is the VCAP Test Track. You can take timed VCAP practice questions using the same interface you will find on the actual VCAP exam. There are four scenarios/day:
- Monday – Storage
- Tuesday (today) – Networking
- Wednesday – VMs
- Thursday – Generic
There are four scenarios/day and you can take them one after another, or throughout the day. Your first attempt is timed; you have 12 minutes to complete the configuration. The fastest times for each scenario each day win a prize. You can take the scenarios again (but I think not for the prize) and you can take preceding days’ scenarios as well, although again, not for the prize. Still, it’s a great way to practice for your VCAP and to get a little bit of the flavor of the exam so be sure to stop by when you have a few minutes to spare, even if you’re not taking an exam this week.
To try your hand, talk to the guy wearing one of these: