Like a few others this past week at Partner Exchange I sat the beta version of the VCAP-DCD 5. I found the exam to be pretty spot on with the blueprint which is nice. Like Jason Boche stated there’s really not much you can do to study for this exam, is pretty much an experience based exam.
I did finish all questions with about 8 minutes to spare which is much like how I did with the 4 version. 1 tip I can give is to read the question before reading the long scenario, sometimes the scenario really has no bearing on the question/answer.
I really didn’t think it was much different then the version 4 exam, if you design vSphere solutions regularly & passed the the V4 DCD I don’t think you’ll have a problem with the V5.