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How to Get Your Discount if You Met the Original Recertification Deadline

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.

Thank you and good luck on your exam!

Paul Sorensen


Top Posts from March: v5 to v6 Migration Paths, 50% off VCP-NV Exam, and More!


Migration Paths from v5 Certification to v6

The migration paths from v5 certification to v6 are here!

It’s important to stay up-to-date and current on your certifications. Check out our recommendations on how to upgrade to version 6 certification in the Migration Paths from v5 Certification to v6 blog post.

VCP6-DCV Certification Now Available

One of our most popular certifications is now available on vSphere 6 technology. Be sure to check out the details and requirements for the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) certification.

Save 50% off VCP-NV Certification Exam

Explore cutting-edge NSX technology by earning your VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) certification and save 50% on the exam. Act fast! Learn all the details of this limited time offer in the VCP-NV Certification Exam Savings blog post.

Carl Eschenbach on the Value of VMware Training

The IT industry is evolving like never before. VMware software solutions and expertise equip you with the tools and skills to adapt to meet the needs of the game-changing hybrid cloud.

VMware President and COO Carl Eschenbach highlights the advancements your organization can achieve from VMware certification in this video on the Value of VMware Training.

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 new certifications out there so if you would like to be spotlighted in the future, be sure to tweet out which exam you passed and add the hashtag #vmwcertified. You can also check out #vmwcertified on Twitter for the latest list.

Two New Certifications Released on Cloud and Network Virtualization

Just in time to wrap up the year, we are releasing two new certifications.

VMware Certified Professional 6 – Cloud (VCP6-Cloud)VCP-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 logo
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.

You Asked & It’s Back – VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Returns

Over the last few months the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Delta exam has proven to be a very popular route to certification for many in our certified community. While we thought most people would take advantage of this opportunity to recertify before the end of the year, we have received many requests to extend it.

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.

Save on Certification Exams at VMware Partner Exchange

Partner Exchange 2015
VMware Partner Exchange 2015 is an excellent opportunity to recertify your certification or validate new skills at a significant savings. All VMware Certified Professional (VCP), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), and VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) exams will be offered at a discount during the event.

Register in Advance and Save 50%
Space is limited for testing at VMware Partner Exchange, so make your plans early and save 50%. Click here to register. Your discount will be calculated automatically at check out.

Register at the Event and Save 25%
Register for an exam at 25% off at the Certification Exam Center in Moscone West during Exam Center hours.

Exam Center Hours
Date Time
Sunday, February 1 8:30am – 3:00pm
Monday, February 2 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, February 3 11:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 4 9:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday, February 5 9:00am – 2:00pm

New VCP6-DT Certification Available

VCP-DTVMware Horizon 6 (with View) delivers virtualized and remote desktops and applications through a single platform and supports end users with access to all of their Windows and online resources through one unified workspace. The new VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6-DT) certification validates your skills implementing, installing, and configuring these environments.

Designed for System Engineers and Desktop Virtualization Specialists with a foundation in vSphere implementation and administration, earning your VCP6-DT certification shows that you have the knowledge and experience to:

  • create and administer virtual desktops
  • configure and administer View, Mirage and the Workspace Portal
  • configure host networking and storage
  • work with DRS, HA, and other cluster-related vSphere features

Learn more about the exam objectives and certification requirements here.

The Secret to Passing VCP and Other VMware Exams

What does it take to get VMware certified? Feats of amazing strength, x-ray vision, or superhuman brain power? While those powers are indeed enviable, they are not needed or required to pass VMware exams. In fact, the best way to pass is to take the required courses, study, and take advantage of a new and very useful tool of the trade.

Learn the steps to passing your next VMware exam:

New Courses on NSX and Cloud Orchestration Now Available

We’ve expanded our course catalog with two new fast-paced, hands-on courses:

VMware NSX for Internetworking Experts Fast Track [V6.0]

This 5-day extended, instructor-led course covering the power of the VMware NSX network virtualization and security platform is a choice course for experienced system administrators that specialize in networking. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center, implementation, use cases, features, and functionality operating at layer 2 through layer 7 of the OSI model. Data Center network architectures are examined to demonstrate how NSX intersects with and virtualizes functions of a Cisco based infrastructure in spine-leaf and traditional core-aggregate-access architectures. In-depth lectures and hands-on lab activities help reinforce your understanding of the NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control.

As an added bonus and for a limited time, we’re offering 50% off a VCP exam voucher when you attend NSX training. So, don’t delay. Review course objectives, prerequisites and sign up.


VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility [V6.1]

This is a 5-day, hands-on course designed to improve your understanding of the use of VMware vCenter Orchestrator 5.5 and VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.1 for the automation of VMware cloud infrastructure and IT processes. This course is designed for experienced VMware administrators, automation and orchestration specialists, system integrators, and private cloud and public cloud administrators. By the end of the course, you will be able to describe the features, benefits, components, and integration of vCenter Orchestrator and vCloud Automation Center and the role of vCenter Orchestrator workflows and content elements in automation, configure a vCenter Orchestrator environment for server availability using built-in clustering, and much much more.

View course details and select your training date.

Calling All VCP5-DCVs: Save Time and Money on Recertification

VCP-DCVAfter introducing the Recertification Policy, many who hold VCP5-DCV certification asked about options for recertifying at your current level, specifically if you were not looking to expand to other solution tracks or advance to the VCAP level. We heard you and are pleased to announce a streamlined exam that offers a quicker route to recertification for current VCP5-DCV holders.

The exam is offered to current VCP5-DCVs who took the VCP510 exam and need to renew their VCP5-DCV credential prior to March 10, 2015. The exam will be available through November 30, 2014 and offers some key advantages:

  • Based only on new material between the vSphere 5.0/5.1 and vSphere 5.5 exams – you save hours of prep time
  • Available online – you can take it from any location
  • Far less expensive – you save money

If you hold a VCP5-DCV certification, this is the quickest route to recertification. This limited time opportunity – the exam will only be offered until November 30, 2014.  

Download the exam blueprint and learn more!

Current VCPs – Save 25% off VCP Exams & Get Recertified

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If you’re a current VMware Certified Professional (VCP), you can save 25% off any VCP exam taken before January 1, 2015. This is a great opportunity to save money and get recertified before the March 10, 2015 deadline. (For the recertification policy details visit vmwarerecertification.com.) This 25% discount is good towards any of these exams:


VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization
      Exam Code: VCP550 Request Authorization Now!
      Exam Code: VCP510 Request Authorization Now!
VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop
      Exam code: VCP510-DT Request Authorization Now!
      Exam code: VCPD510 Request Authorization Now!
VMware Certified Professional – Cloud
      Exam Code: VCPC550 Request Authorization Now!
      Exam Code: VCPC510 Request Authorization Now!
      Exam Code: VCPVCD510 Request Authorization Now!
VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization
      Exam Code: VCPN610 Request Authorization Now!

To claim your 25% exam discount, just enter discount code VCPRECERT25 when you check out on the PearsonVue site. But act fast. This discount is only good on exams taken before January 1, 2015.

Read the complete terms and conditions here.