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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


 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.

VCP6 Certifications Exams Open for Registration

VCP merchThe following three VMware Certified Professional 6 (VCP6) certification exams are now open for registration, with a first available appointment date of August 30, 2015:

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.

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

UPDATED June 19, 2015:

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.

Thank you and good luck on your exam!

Paul Sorensen


Save on Training and Certification at VMworld EMEA

vmworld2015-logo-blackMaximize your VMworld 2015 EMEA experience with discounted training and certification offers.

UPDATE 9/22/15 These courses have been cancelled. 1) Join us in Barcelona the week before VMworld and take advantage of these discounted pre-conference training courses.

  • VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V6]
  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • VMware vSphere: Bootcamp [V6]
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • VMware vSphere: Design & Deploy Fast Track [V6]

2) Save 25% off select On Demand courses

  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6]
  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6]

3) Purchase a VMware Learning Zone Standard Subscription for just 460 € and get a full year of unlimited, 24/7 access to our video-based training library.

4) Get certified for half price at the VMworld Certification Exam Center.

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)
  • VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX)

And you can bundle any of these terrific discount offers with your VMworld 2015 EMEA event registration making it easier than ever to hone your skills on the latest VMware technologies and solutions.

Save 50% off Certification Exams at VMworld 2015 US

vmworld2015-logo-blackThe 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.