Book Review: VCP4 Exam Cram [Giveaway!]

Are you preparing for the VMware Certified Professional 4 Exam?  Whether updating from VCP3 or attempting to get certified for the first time, VCP4 Exam Cram by Elias Khnaser can help you attain your goal.  This handy book was just recently released and covers VMware vSphere 4.1.

The layout and content are well-presented, with just the right amount of screenshots.  The text itself is full of practice questions, but the book also includes a 75-question practice exam on CD-ROM that lets you really test your readiness.

To be clear, it will take a lot more than simply reading this book to earn your VCP4.  For starters, a week of instructor-led training is required.  In addition to that, serious hands-on time installing, configuring, and using vSphere is mandatory if you expect to pass the exam.

Whenever someone asks me how to get started preparing for VMware certification, I typically direct them to Simon Long’s excellent compilation of resources.  The new VCP4 Exam Cram book is another great supplement and highly recommended!

You may also be interested in the recent review by Jason Boche.

Ten Copies to Give Away!

VCP4 Exam Cram is published by Pearson, and they are kind enough to give away 10 copies of this valuable resource to VCritical readers.  This will be a simple contest, with two ways to win.

  1. Leave a comment on this post Five winners will be randomly selected and notified via email.
  2. Follow me (@eric_gray) on Twitter Five new followers will be randomly selected and notified via Twitter direct message.

Fine print:  Contest ends February 23 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  Winners must respond by February 25 at 11:59 PST or prize will be forfeited.  US residents only.

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68 Responses to Book Review: VCP4 Exam Cram [Giveaway!]

  1. Nick Horton says:

    I’ddig a copy of this book. Just got done with the troubleshooting class and am eyeing the VCP.

  2. Shane F. says:

    I would love a copy of this book.

  3. Sean Thulin says:

    This would be a great way to kickstart my VCP4 certification now that i’ve finished the classroom part.

  4. Mike Luca says:


    I could use another source for study. Put me in for one.

  5. Carlos Aquino says:

    I would love a copy of this book.

  6. Jeremy Girven says:

    I would like to have a copy. I am preparing to take my test in March April time frame.

  7. That must be a good source to study for the VCP…

    put me on the list!

  8. Greg Millies says:

    Love to have a copy. Taking the test in March.

  9. Philip Jones says:

    Always loved exam cram from early in my career. Prepping for Vcp now myself. Goal is for vcdx longterm….

  10. Gabriel says:

    Let’s see if Lady Luck smiles at me. Would love the book.

  11. Paul says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Brad Clarke says:


  13. Angelo says:

    I enjoy your twitter/blog insights.

  14. Ajeet says:

    Be Certified and rule the virtual world.
    Would love to have this book.

  15. Matthew Elmore says:

    A copy of this book would be awesome. I’ve taken the instructor-led course a year ago but haven’t taken the exam yet. Thus would be a perfect refresher!

  16. Eric J. Arevalo says:

    Nice giveaway, count me in and thanks!

  17. EOvermeer says:

    Switching from Hyper-V now, so this book is very welcome.

  18. Ondrej says:

    I would like to have a copy of this book too 🙂

  19. Brian says:

    The book sounds great, an excellent resource for the exam prep

  20. Let’s try to get the book, it will be very useful for my studies 🙂

  21. Jodi Shely says:

    Having a copy of this book would make me look hot. Lol.. and of course conquer the world with my vcp upgrade.. Please pick me..

  22. Marco says:

    Well, here’s my trial to get one of the interesting books.

  23. Shimron says:

    Getting ready for my VCP exam so this would be a welcome addition. Also since I already follow you on twitter I can’t win that way 🙂

  24. virtues_it says:

    Thank you for bringing this book under my attention. A great addition to the study materials I have collected so far for my exam prep.

  25. Conrad says:

    I would love a copy. And I just started following you on Twitter as well!!

  26. Mac says:

    US residents only? No love for your Aussie counterparts? 🙁

  27. Brian says:

    I’m in! I just switched jobs and my new boss is willing to send me to the VCP class.

  28. Marco says:

    Nice giveaway, count me in and thanks a lot.

  29. Jim G. says:

    I’d love a copy of the book, looking forward to starting my vmWare certs.


  30. Mark Crouch says:

    Awesome giveaway!! Did the training back in September and loved it; planning the exam for April time…..then my objective is VCAP-DCA – wish me luck 🙂

  31. Rick says:

    I would like a copy of the book!

  32. Cool, count me in !!!


  33. Scott Lewis says:

    Great contest… would love this book!

  34. Tim says:

    I would like a copy of the book 🙂

  35. Would love to get my hands on a copy of this prior to the course in a few weeks time.

  36. Randall C. says:

    I’ve taken and passed the VPC but would love to give it to my co-worker who will be attending training in the next few months.

  37. Glen Cobby says:

    Would love a copy of this book, would be a good place for me to start studying for the VCP exam.

  38. Vishal says:

    I would like to review this book for my VCP preparation

  39. Todd Walker says:

    I’ve had the class and vSphere practice – this is the missing part to my preparation!

  40. cvlr says:

    Great contest, thank you for the give-aways.

  41. Rob Laurnoff says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love a copy of the book.

  42. Greg says:

    Please count me in…Thank you

  43. Tiago Sousa says:

    great idea, could use the book. Thanks

  44. Henri says:

    Been planning to upgrade from VCP3 to 4 and that book would help me.

  45. Brian says:

    Would love a copy o this. Taking test May.

  46. Chris says:

    Copy of the book would be great. Registering for “vShere What’s New” class for VCP4 cert.

  47. Jim G says:

    Would love a copy as the VCP4 cert is on my goals list for 2011. Now, I just need to find a class close to my area.

  48. Matt Davis says:

    I would love a copy as well… 🙂

  49. Bruce Olschewski says:

    I would love to receive a copy. Upgrading to 4.1 from 4.0. Seriously looking at certifying. Thank you!

  50. Ryan Hui says:

    I just took the Troubleshooting course and am preparing for the VCP4 exam, I would love a copy of this book.

  51. Sam J says:

    I wasn’t planning to take the VCP exam but have VTSP so why not…

  52. Patrick says:

    Let’s see if I can win a copy…

  53. Tolga says:

    I could use this book. Great reference to have.

  54. George says:

    I was planning to buy this book next month. If I win it in this contest I’ll save my money…

  55. bdwill says:

    Would love to have a copy!

  56. ndevreede says:

    real paper rocks..

  57. Mike Preston says:

    and my shameless attempt at winning a copy

  58. latoga says:

    sign me up for the drawing please…

  59. Leigh Wood says:

    Like many others, I too am currently preparing for the VCP4 and would really appreciate a copy. Thanks for organising this.

  60. Marco says:

    I guess i’m a little late … but will try anyway! 🙂 Thanks!

  61. Don Preston says:

    I used Exam Cram Comptia Network + and Transcenders and passed the Network + exam. Now I am about to start a continuing ed class for VCP4 and this book would be very helpful.
    Pick me!

  62. JD Langdon says:

    I too would love to have a copy of this book. Please include my name in the contest.

  63. michael says:

    would relish having a copy badly.



  64. Curran says:


    I am currently stuck on a desert island with my laptop in one hand and a coconut in the other. Mail me across a copy of the book would be greatly appreciated as I have plenty of time on my hands to study 😉


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