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.
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.