VCAP5-DCA exam updated to version 5.5

Well, this might pose a bit of a conundrum for me.  VMware today announced that they’ve updated the VCAP5-DCA exam to version 5.5.  I’m smack-dab in the middle of my VCAP5-DCA study.  All of my test prep has been for the version 5.0 test and I have much less familiarity with 5.5’s web client than I have with the VIC.    If I elect to take the 5.5 exam, I’m going to have to build a new lab and start over with some topics.  Luckily, it appears as though the 5.0 test will still be offered (at least for now) and that either test will grant the VCAP5-DCA.

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Building a Lab computer

My desktop computer recently died an ignominious death.  And by that, I mean it just refused to boot.  Not even a beep code.  Troubleshooting it seemed to indicate that the old AMD Athlon64 processor had finally croaked.  I was kind of in the market for a new PC anyway, but I’d rather have done a graceful migration, not a dead-PC replacement.

I had a couple of goals I wanted to accomplish: