I have been dual studying this past month both CCIE Service Provider and VMware VCP. I completed the VMware 3.5 Course earlier in the year and have been part of the management team for a set of 16 ESX servers hosting 100 servers for the past year. Given the VCP4 vSphere exam takes over the VCP 3 exam in December and that I move on shortly from this role I decided to maximise both my time on this project and my training.
However I failed the VCP exam in July but managed to get through on my 2nd attempt yesterday. Cisco and VMware are tied together ownership wise Ref: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/cisco.html and it made sense especially considering announcements such as these -> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns517/ns224/net_brochure0900aecd806abf2f.htmlhttp://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/cisco_vmworld08.html
so I completed the pass and onwards to my 2nd SP attempt – 60 days to go!!