VCAP6-DCV Design exam is a very in depth advance certification exams that requires your understanding of business requirements and translating them from conceptual, logical and physical design through a project life-cycle taking into consideration associated risks, constraints and assumptions to project realization.


In my preparation for this advance level certification, I have gathered some in depth material that will help you as you prepare towards the same certification VCAP6-DCV Design (3C0-622) exams.

VMware resources

  • 3C0-622 Blueprint / Exam Preparation Guide v1.2 – this is the first step.
  • vSphere 6 Docu – All vSphere 6 documentation covering features and release notes, compatibility and configuration limits, and many more
  • Technical Papers – This site provides Technical papers that are very useful and relevant towards the exams from NSX, VSAN 6.2, vCenter Upgrades and many more.
  • VMware Feature Walkthrough: Step-by-Step VMware How-to’s – (blog) – This gives a quick high level overview on VMware solutions.
  • VMware Hands On Labs (HOL) – This is where you get to test drive VMware products in a virtual lab environment – play with features.
  • List of recommended topologies for VMware vSphere 6.0.x (2108548)
  • VMware Platform Services Controller 6.0 FAQs (2113115)
  • Virtual SAN TCO Calculator
  • Multipathing policies in ESXi 5.x and ESXi/ESX 4.x (1011340)


I bought the following books and studied them:

Other links


Study groups


Hands On Lab

  • In order to test drive the features within the blueprint, I built up my own Lab environment on dedicated hardware and I also used VMware Workstation Pro as my nested home lab. I also use the VMware Hands On Labs (VMware HOL), when am away from home. 

Other Blogs with Study Material and Exam Experiences

  • And here you can find some of the exam experiences from others that I find very useful. Of course there are many sources and i will update this post with new ones when available.
  • from – VCAP6-DCV Design Beta Exam Recap
  • from – exam experience and resources for v6
  • from – VCAP6 DCV (3V0-622) Design -Beta exam feedback


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