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.
If you have specific questions, please contact our customer support team or leave a comment below.
These exams will be available for 50% off at the onsite Certification Exam Center at VMworld 2015 US in San Francisco, California and at VMworld 2015 Europe in Barcelona, Spain.
Visit the web page above for details on exam objectives, recommended training courses, additional study resources, and more. If you have specific questions, please email our customer support team or leave a comment below.
Since the VCP6-DCV exam will not be available for test appointments until August 30, we have extended the time you have to redeem your discount until October 31, 2015. Please follow the instructions below to claim your discount.
Original Post: April 13, 2015
Hi, For those of you who met the original deadlines for Recertification (recertified between March 10, 2014 and March 10, 2015) you are eligible for a 65% discount on one of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) migration exams (listed below). This post contains the details that eligible candidates should use to get the 65% discount and the details and parameters around using it.
1. Candidates who met the original Recertification requirement by upgrading their credential to VCP5:
After you complete the authorization process you should: Register at Pearson Vue using this Promo Code: RECERT65
2. Candidates who met the original Recertification requirement by upgrading their credential by up-leveling to VCAP or VCIX:
You will be contacted directly through email by our customer service team with a discount voucher. This should be sent out around April 15, 2015. If you are not notified, please contact us.
Details and Parameters:
Only candidates who met the Recertification requirement qualify for the 65% discount (Recertified between March 10, 2014 and March 10, 2015).
This VCP6 Recertification 65% discount may be applied for exam appointments before August 31, 2015.
Candidates may use the 65% discount towards the Beta or Production versions of the exam.
You can only use the discount once: one exam for one exam appointment. If you miss your appointment you will forfeit your discount.
The discount is only eligible for the following exams:
Exam 2V0-621: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam – Beta Registration Available Now
Exam 2V0-631: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Cloud Management & Automation– Beta Registration Available Now
Exam 2V0-651: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop & Mobility – Beta Registration Available Now
Exam 2V0-641: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization–Beta Registration Available Now
Exam 2V0-621D: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam– Beta Registration Available Now
This discount may not be applied or combined with any other discounts.
All other program policies, rules and agreements apply.
The most popular VMware certification exams will be 50% off the regular price during VMworld 2015 US in San Francisco, California! This is an excellent opportunity to recertify your certification or validate new skills at a significant savings.
Space is limited in our Certification Exam Center, so we recommend registering in advance.
Option 1 – Bundle your exam with your VMworld registration. Simply select the Certification Exam Voucher on Step 4 of your VMworld registration and we’ll send you instructions on how to select your exam date and time.
Option 2 – Start at PearsonVue’s site and complete your exam registration separately from your VMworld registration.
For the complete list of available exams and testing center hours, click here.
If you met the original Recertification deadline by recertifying between March 10, 2014 and March 10, 2015, you may be eligible for a 65% discount on one of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) migration exams.
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Just in time to wrap up the year, we are releasing two new certifications.
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Cloud (VCP6-Cloud)
VCP-Cloud certification validates that you have the skills and experience needed to effectively install, configure, and administer a cloud environment using VMware vCloud® Automation Center and its related components. VCP6-Cloud status shows that you not only have a solid foundation in managing successful vSphere environments, but that you also understand cloud infrastructure concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy, and cloud security.
VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCA-NV)
VCA-NV certification gives you greater credibility when discussing network virtualization, how network virtualization can enhance the cost and operational benefits of virtualization across your network, and how deploying the VMware network virtualization solution can assist.
We don’t want to see anyone lose their certification status, so to make it as easy as possible we are returning the VCP5-DCV Delta exam (exam code VCP550D) as an option for recertification for anyone who passed the VCP510 exam. The streamlined, online exam will be available through March 10, 2015.
If you had previously requested authorization, but not registered with PearsonVue, your authorization is still valid. If you have not yet requested authorization from VMware, you can do so here.
We strongly encourage you to recertify. Those who do not recertify will lose their certification and will be required to redo the certification path as a new candidates (including mandatory training). For more information, please review the policy.