For candidates who hold an expired VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification, there is another course option available for earning a new VCP.
In addition to the option to take the same course as any new candidate, if you have an expired VCP certification, you now have a new option to take a What’s New class to meet the training requirement as well. The What’s New course is available for the DCV track: for example, for VCP6-DCV, you would take the vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6] course.
You still need to pass both the vSphere 6 Foundations exam and the VCP elective exam in order to regain VCP status.
Please note, your expired VCP will not be reinstated. So, we strongly encourage you to recertify before your two-year term ends. To look up your recertification date, log into your VMware Certification Manager account.
Our official book publishing partner, VMware Press, has just released two new titles designed to help you pass the two exams required to earn your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) certification. These Official Cert Guides are designed and written to help you master the concepts and techniques that lead to exam success.
This book combines quizzes and exam prep drills with a through review of each topic and objective covered on the exam to help you succeed. VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Bill Ferguson shares preparation hints and test-taking tips to help you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.The material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
This book gives you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Quizzes open each chapter and help you determine how much time to spend on each. The book focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) #2V0-621 exam. Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.
Last fall, we asked VMworld 2015 attendees to share their experiences with VMware Certification: how it’s helped their career, how they prepared, and any advice they have for people thinking about getting certified. Five people agreed to share their stories with us, and you:
We spend a lot of time talking to our community of certification-holders about our programs, their structure and their future. One of the more common conversations we’ve had lately is around the “credit” that Cisco certification-holders get towards a VMware Network Virtualization Certification.
However, after talking to a number of candidates we have decided to remove the deadline and make this an ongoing streamlined route to VMware Network Virtualization certification. By keeping this path and policy in-place we believe that we can continue to enable networking professionals with existing networking skills in the latest cutting-edge networking technologies from VMware and help them continue to build upon and drive their careers.
With the release of the new VMware Certified Associate 6 (VCA6) and VMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6) exams and certifications, we are announcing the retirement of several older exams and certifications in the coming months.
September 30, 2015 Retirements
VCAC510: VMware Certified Associate – Cloud (VCA-Cloud) Exam and Certification
VCP510: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Exam Note: You can still earn VCP5-DCV Certification by passing the VCP550 exam. There is no planned retirement date for that exam at this time.
VCPD510: VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT) Exam and Certification
VCP510-DT: VMware View Exam
VCPC610: VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP6-Cloud) Exam and Certification
VCPD610: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6-DT) Exam and Certification
VCPN610: VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) Exam and Certification
If you already hold one of the retiring VCP certifications, it will remain as active on your transcript as long as you recertify every two years (see the recertification policy for details). VCA certifications are not subject to recertification.
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