Post defense thoughts
Write all the questions and answers you can remember down now.
These are vital clues into design and knowledge weakness the panel thought after their review. These were areas they wanted answered to get you a pass. If you were unsuccessful – weave the answers and areas into your accepted documentation set and ensure you have them covered in your next presentation at a minimum.
List in the order of probing questions what infrastructure quality or datacenter layers were mentioned.
List the “I don’t knows”
Spend another 1/2 hour or so on the design question they gave you.
How would you solve it now under no pressure?
Draw out a high level conceptual diagram and a logical diagram sketch for each datacenter layer
Have this as a past exam paper for studying next time – just in case …
If you were successful
If you were not successful,
See how the the overall VCDX panel feedback aligns to the above.
Discuss this with a VCDX mentor.
The VCDX defense is great experience – pass or fail.
If it didn’t go your way, get grumpy for a day or two, but please don’t give up, just take it on the chin, and go in again.
Have a resubmission action plan.