VCAP-DCA – Uber Awesome Study Guide – xMind

UPDATE: I have uploaded the links for the Study Guide to MegaUpload.  I plan on creating a torrent a bit later on.

Yeah the name says it all. Of Course this is an xMind file so first you will need to head over to the xMind website and download the application. You can get that HERE!

Now 1st off I want to thank the following people for their contributions to the VMware Community and for their excellent study guides which they have graciously allowed me to combine within this awesome guide. This guide is for the VMware certified advance professional – Datacenter Center Administrator.

Official Props:
Damian Karlson: (VCAP-DCA Guide and Brown Bag Videos)

Cody Bunch (VCAP-DCA Brown Bag Videos)

Sean Crookston (VCAP-DCA Guide and Mock Questions)

Chris Dadswell (Original Xmind)

Kendrick Coleman (Kendrick Coleman VCAP-DCA zipped Study Guide!)

Christian Mohn (Lab Guide Virtual Edition Parts 1-6)

Ed Grigson (VCAP-DCA Study Guide)

Update: I added the online version!

Offline Version (Currently finding another download location)
Alternative (DropBox and could be offline depending on traffic)

Online Version (Video Links only)

Now there are a few things to note:

  1. This was completely gathered with their permission!
  2. If you want to distribute this file you will need to ask before doing so and adhere to the SAME copyrights that they themselves are covered by. (Creative Commons and etc.)
  3. This file is Gi-normous (1GB download)
  4. I am working on a “on-line” version it will be up soon.
  5. If you don’t want the videos you can use links within the xMind to locate the video on the website and delete them in the xMind.
  6. The lab by Christian Mohn is complete – If you want to provide links for the following and permissions for use I will add it. This is a nested lab only set up involving vSphere 4.0 currently I need the following:
    Shared Storage (open filer and what not)
    Creating a HA/DRS Cluster

About Chad King

I am an IT professional working in the industry for over 10 years. Starting in Microsoft Administration and Solutions I was also a free lance consultant for small businesses. Since I first saw virtualization I have always been fascinated by the concept. I currently specialize in VMware technology. I consult daily on many different types of VMware Solutions. I have experience in all domains related to virtualization and cloud solutions. From help desk, administration, engineering, implementation, and design allowing me to provide creative solutions with the understanding and gaps at all levels.

Posted on December 19, 2011, in Certifications, vSphere 4 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Hi Cwjking,

    Many thanks for your awesome blog!!! I’m having trouble opening the Study Guide using xMind, I don’t seem to be able to find a .xmind or .xmap file.

    Please could you help?




  2. Error (404)
    We can’t find the page you’re looking for. Check out our Help Center and forums for help, or head back to home.

    Perhaps a rapidshare upload will do?


  3. could you please give me the download link for VCAP-DCA xmind study guide


  4. Hi Chadwick,
    When you get a new hosting provider for your study guide please let us know. Would love to get my hands on it.
    thanks for all your work.


  5. Hey I am so happy I found your blog page, I really found you by accident, while I was searching on Askjeeve for
    something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say cheers
    for a marvelous post and a all round interesting blog
    (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all
    at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when
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