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Update to VCIX Program

The VMware Certification Program is committed to helping candidates get the most value from their VMware certifications. As part of the enhancements we announced last December, we updated the program structure and paths to include VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 (VCIX6).

For candidates who earn both a VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) Design and Administration/Deployment certification in the same technology track, the VCIX6 will be awarded as a special designation instead of a separate certification. This is a significant achievement, and we want to recognize those who earn both Design and Admin/Deploy certifications through a designation that can be shared and displayed for others and that allows us to combine credentials representing a complete overview of your advanced skills.

To upgrade from a VCAP5, complete the alternate VCAP6 certification. For instance, a VCAP5-DCA plus a VCAP6-DCV Design would earn you the VCIX6 designation.

The VCIX6 special designation will be complete within your certification transcript once it’s enabled within Certification Manager.

In the case of the Network Virtualization track there is not a Design exam available at this point so you will earn the VCIX6 designation by achieving the VCAP6-NV Deploy certification only.

Tips for Success on VCAP Exams

VCAPAs many of you know, the VCAP exams are a race against time. We urge you to read VCAP6 Deployment Exam Interface Tips & Tricks to familiarize yourself with the new interface so your time can be spent on completing tasks. In the post, Dave Davis explains how to setup the exam interface for the best possible exam experience and explains some of the current restrictions while providing workarounds. Be sure to check out the end where there is a quick video going over the whole process.

For the design exams, take a look at VCAP6 Design Tips, Tricks and New Features where Jordan Roth explains the interface, some new features, and ways to save you a lot of time on the exam.

Good luck and Happy Testing!

3 New Certification Exams for VCAPs and VCAs

The VMware Certification program has been working hard all summer on new exams. We’ve announced several over the past few weeks, and that streak continues with three more today!

Two VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Exams

You can now schedule these exams at participating PearsonVue testing centers, and they will also be offered for 50% off at the onsite Certification Exam Center at VMworld 2016 (US and Europe).

We are currently working through the beta exam rescore process now for the VCAP exam, and expect to have test scores out in the next week.

One VMware Certified Associate 6 Exam

This online exam can be taken at your convenience from your own laptop. The current exam will be retired on 30 September 2016.

VCAP6-DTM Design Exam Now Available

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Last month I announced the availability of the first three VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 (VCAP6) certifications. Today I get to announce a fourth one:

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Design (VCAP6-DTM Design)

You can now schedule the exam for any date after August 22, 2016 at participating PearsonVue testing centers. This exam will also be offered for 50% off at the onsite Certification Exam Center at VMworld 2016 (US and Europe).

We are currently working through the beta exam rescore process now, and expect to have test scores out by the beginning of September.

VCAP6 Deployment Beta Exams: Expanded and Extended!

Updated on July 28th, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Here is an update on the lab exam beta availability.

Beta exam has closed for:

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Deployment Beta Exam (3V0-623) has concluded.

Beta exams are still open for:

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment Beta Exam (3V0-643)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Deployment Beta Exam (3V0-633)

We still need a few more people to participate in the NV and Cloud lab betas, so please hurry! You can still register through the links below!

Thanks and best of luck!

Paul Sorensen

 

Updated on July 6, 2016

Hi Everyone,

We have expanded the availability of the lab exams again today. Pearson Vue has opened up the VCAP6 Deployment Lab exams in roughly 75 centers in Asia Pacific and Japan and in 32 centers in Central and South America. If you have been waiting to take one of the beta exams please visit the registration links below and look for a testing center in your area. Slots are limited but we still need additional people to take the betas. Please consider participating by getting registered now.

Also, please remember to carefully review the  VMware Certification Platform Interface User Interface Guide prior to taking the exam. It will save you time and effort on your test day.

Thanks and good luck!

Paul Sorensen

 

Hi Everyone,VCAP Beta Expanded and Extended!

I have good news to share with you: The VCAP6 Deployment beta exams are being extended to additional Pearson Vue centers in North America and expanded to roughly 175 centers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, the beta end-date has been moved out to July 13.

We still need people to take the beta exams so please click on the registration links below to get more information (available locations, dates, times) and to register using the beta discount.

We will continue to work closely with Pearson Vue to monitor and evaluate the performance of the beta exams and will take further action to expand the number of sites as the beta continues to go well.

One important note: to help people with the new interface and delivery platform we created the VMware Certification Platform Interface User Interface Guide. Among other things this guide will help you optimize the interface layout (when you take the exam) and make you aware of some security-related keystroke limitations (restricted in the Pearson VUE Centers). Please be sure to review at this guide before you take the test.

Thank you and good luck on your test!

Paul Sorensen

VCAP6-DTM Deployment Exam Available

VCAPLast week I told you about two new VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams that we released. Today, I’m happy to announce a third new exam:

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Deployment Exam

This exam can now be scheduled and taken at any participating PearsonVue testing center, including the onsite Certification Exam Center at VMworld 2016 (US and Europe).

As always, we want to thank everyone who helped develop this exam by taking the beta version. We are working on the beta rescore process now and expect to have your test score out to you by the end of August.

4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2016 Europe

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Where in the World are VCAPs, The Changing IT Landscape, and 2 New Training Courses

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Where in the World are VCAPs? [Infographic]
Where in the World are VMware Certified Advanced Professionals? Answer: everywhere! Check out this blog post for our detailed infographic highlighting the geographical location of VCAPs.

The IT Landscape is Changing: Are you Ready
This blog post discusses ways organizations and IT professionals can prepare and fully embrace the changing IT landscape.

Two vRealize Courses Now Open for Registration
Last month we announced two new instructor-led training courses covering components of the VMware vRealize product suite. Get the details in this blog post

 

VMware Certification Spotlight
Please give a huge round of applause to the following people who earned a VMware Certification last month:

We know there are more people who recently earned a VMware certification. If you would like to be spotlighted in the future, be sure to tweet out which certification you earned and add the hashtag #vmwcertified. You can also check out #vmwcertified on Twitter for the latest list.

VCAP5 Exam Retirements Suspended – Registration Remains Open

VCAPSince we announced the retirement of the remaining VCAP5 exams in late March, we have heard from quite a number of you who have requested additional time to prepare for and take those exams. Additionally, we are still working on the development and refinement of the VCAP6 exams (which will replace VCAP5), so these new exams have not yet been released in production.

In light of your requests and still-pending VCAP6 exam releases, we are suspending the retirement of the following exams:

VCAP5 Design Exams:

VCAP Lab Exams:

Registration for these exams will remain open. We will not plan to retire them until approximately 30 days after the VCAP6 exams become available. Once the VCAP6 exams go live in production, we will make a detailed retirement announcement for these VCAP5 exams. In the meantime, we hope that those of you who would like to up-level your certification from VCP to VCAP5 will take advantage of this opportunity.

For training or exam information, detailed certification requirements or additional program information, please visit the VMware Education homepage. If you have more specific questions or concerns please contact the Certification Support team.

Thank you!
Paul Sorensen

Where in the World are VCAPs? [Infographic]

Our Where in the World are VCPs Infographic at the end of 2015 saw lots of interest. So, we asked Where in the World are the VMware Certified Advanced Professionals? To not much surprise, they are everywhere!

Which country do you represent?


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