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Is your VCP Recertification Deadline Approaching?

VCP merchFor many of our readers it’s almost time to renew your VMware Certified Professional (VCP) for another two years. Recertifying gives you a chance to demonstrate

  • advanced technical skills and qualifications
  • skills in a new technology that can boost your salary and advance your career
  • your continued commitment to professional development

Find your VCP recertification date by logging into your VMware Certification Manager account.

Learn more about your recertification options as well as a list of resources available to help you get ready.

 

Course Option for Expired VCPs

VCP merchFor 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.

2 New Books Help You Get VCP6-DCV Certified

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.

vSphere 6 Foundations Exam Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-620)

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.

 

VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-621), 3rd Edition

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.

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

vmworld 2016 logoTake advantage of the training and certification programs at VMworld 2016 to gain experience, validate your skills, and learn to design, deploy, and operate the latest VMware technologies and solutions. Add any of these offers to your event registration and make the most of your VMworld 2016 experience.

1 – Save 25% off some of our best-selling classes, offered the week before VMworld:

  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Bootcamp

2 – Save 25% off our On Demand courses and complete your training when and where it’s convenient for you.

  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] On Demand
  • Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] On Demand
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] On Demand
  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.8] On Demand
  • VMware Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] On Demand
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3 – Get a year’s access to the VMware Learning Zone video library for just € 300.

4 – Save 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams.

  • Bundle an exam voucher with your VMworld registration,
  • Register in advance at PearsonVue,
  • Or register onsite during the event.

See How VMware Certification Helped Other IT Pros

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:

See their stories, along with 24 others, on our YouTube channel

Where in the World are VCPs, VCIX6 Certification Announcement and Extending the Cisco Certification Credit

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 Where in the World are VCPs? [Infographic]
See where in the World VCPs are in this infographic. Bonus points for commenting which country you represent!

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 3 of 3
In this three-part blog series (see parts one and two) we roll out all the information you need to get started with your advanced v6 certification. Check out part three for exam guides and training courses.

Extending the Cisco Certification Credit for Network Virtualization Certification
After listening to our community of certification-holders, we have decided to remove the January 31st, 2016 deadline for Cisco certification-holders and make it an ongoing streamlined route to VMware Network Virtualization certification. Find the details in this blog post.

 

VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Availability Extended

VCP-DCVAfter reviewing the continued popularity of the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Delta exam for candidates to recertify their VCP5-DCV we have decided to extend the availability date until March 31, 2016.

The exam offers some key advantages:

  • It’s based on new material between the vSphere 5.0/5.1 and vSphere 5.5 exams so you save hours of prep time
  • It’s available online meaning you can take it from any location
  • And it’s less expensive saving you money

Learn more

Where in the World are VCPs? [Infographic]

As 2015 wraps up another great year for VMware certification holders, we thought it would be interesting to illustrate where to find VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs). Hint: they are everywhere.

Which country do you represent?

VMWare VCP Infographic 2a_010416

 

Ed. Note – thanks to some of you for pointing out that some of the country shading looked off. We double checked the numbers and updated the image above. 

 

Extending the Cisco Certification Credit for Network Virtualization Certification

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.

Currently, if you hold certain CCNA or CCNP certifications you can use that as credit to bypass course attendance requirement when you earn VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) certification (you still have to pass the exams). Also, if you have certain CCIE certifications, you can apply it towards our VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX-NV) certification. Both of these options are scheduled to expire on January 31, 2016.

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.

This new policy is effective immediately.

Thank you!

Paul Sorensen

 

 

VCA and VCP Retirements Coming in September, November

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
  • VCAW510: VMware Certified Associate – Workforce Mobility (VCA-WM) Exam and Certification

November 30, 2015 Retirements

  • VCAD510: VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV) Exam and Certification
  • VCAN610: VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCA-NV) 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.