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VCAP5 Exam Retirements Suspended – Registration Remains Open

VCAPSince we announced the retirement of the remaining VCAP5 exams in late March, we have heard from quite a number of you who have requested additional time to prepare for and take those exams. Additionally, we are still working on the development and refinement of the VCAP6 exams (which will replace VCAP5), so these new exams have not yet been released in production.

In light of your requests and still-pending VCAP6 exam releases, we are suspending the retirement of the following exams:

VCAP5 Design Exams:

VCAP Lab Exams:

Registration for these exams will remain open. We will not plan to retire them until approximately 30 days after the VCAP6 exams become available. Once the VCAP6 exams go live in production, we will make a detailed retirement announcement for these VCAP5 exams. In the meantime, we hope that those of you who would like to up-level your certification from VCP to VCAP5 will take advantage of this opportunity.

For training or exam information, detailed certification requirements or additional program information, please visit the VMware Education homepage. If you have more specific questions or concerns please contact the Certification Support team.

Thank you!
Paul Sorensen



VCAP5 Exam Retirements Suspended – Registration Remains Open

VCAPSince we announced the retirement of the remaining VCAP5 exams in late March, we have heard from quite a number of you who have requested additional time to prepare for and take those exams. Additionally, we are still working on the development and refinement of the VCAP6 exams (which will replace VCAP5), so these new exams have not yet been released in production.

In light of your requests and still-pending VCAP6 exam releases, we are suspending the retirement of the following exams:

VCAP5 Design Exams:

VCAP Lab Exams:

Registration for these exams will remain open. We will not plan to retire them until approximately 30 days after the VCAP6 exams become available. Once the VCAP6 exams go live in production, we will make a detailed retirement announcement for these VCAP5 exams. In the meantime, we hope that those of you who would like to up-level your certification from VCP to VCAP5 will take advantage of this opportunity.

For training or exam information, detailed certification requirements or additional program information, please visit the VMware Education homepage. If you have more specific questions or concerns please contact the Certification Support team.

Thank you!
Paul Sorensen

23 thoughts on “VCAP5 Exam Retirements Suspended – Registration Remains Open

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  2. Abhi

    Hi Paul,

    thanks for the update.
    Does that mean VCAP6 DCD will take more time to be available.
    It was expected to be available at the end of May.
    Any ideas if this exam is postponed when that will be available

    Thanks
    Abhi

    1. Paul SorensenPaul Sorensen Post author

      Hi Abhi,

      Good question. Our Exam Development team encountered some issues with the exams that need to be addressed and refined. Unfortunately I don’t have any dates to provide at this time as the team assess the effort, so I do think that the Design exams will be delayed but at this point I don’t know how much. The minute that I know the new dates I will update the beta page (which was taken down temporarily rather than display incorrect or blank information).

      One note on the Deployment exams (Labs) – We conducted an internal beta exam earlier this year (that went well) and it appears that these exams will be released in and external/public beta. We are moving to a new, but familiar tool/interface. I don’t yet have the dates, but will make announcements the minute that I get them.

      I hope that this helps a little.
      Thanks,
      Paul

    1. Paul SorensenPaul Sorensen Post author

      Hi Uday,

      Honestly the dates are in a bit of flux right now and I don’t know if that unofficial date is correct at this point. I would watch the blog, our certification website and other social media.

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  4. Karl Childs

    Hi Konrad,

    We don’t have plans to reinstate the waiver. Even though there is currently an impact to the speed at which candidates can apply for the CMA and DTM VCDXs, we recognize it is an essential prerequisite for qualifying for VCDX.

  5. Rajat Wadhwa

    Hi Paul,

    VCAP DCD 550 exam is not available for booking post 24th June when we try to schedule the exam on pearsonvue website. Could you please suggest why is it so when VMWARE has already suspended the retirement of VCAP DCD 550 exam.

    Thanks
    Rajat

    1. Paul SorensenPaul Sorensen Post author

      HI,

      We just checked with Pearson – they had overlooked extending the dates but now have made those changes.

      Thanks,
      Paul

  6. Brian G

    Hi ,

    I also have issues scheduling after 24th JUne for DCD. Will this be taken care off?

    1. Paul SorensenPaul Sorensen Post author

      HI,

      We just checked with Pearson – they had overlooked extending the dates but now have made those changes.

      Thanks,
      Paul

  7. Oliver G

    Hi,

    same here, there isn’t any appointment available after the 24th of June.

    Regards
    Oliver

    1. Paul SorensenPaul Sorensen Post author

      HI,

      We just checked with Pearson – they had overlooked extending the dates but now have made those changes.

      Thanks,
      Paul

    1. Jill LilesJill Liles

      Hi – They’re working on this now, so hopefully it will be fixed in the next day or so.

    2. Paul SorensenPaul Sorensen Post author

      HI,

      We just checked with Pearson – they had overlooked extending the dates but now have made those changes.

      Thanks,
      Paul

  8. Naresh

    Paul, any reason why VCAP-DCD exam registration is not available after June-24-2016 ?

    1. Paul SorensenPaul Sorensen Post author

      HI,

      We just checked with Pearson – they had overlooked extending the dates but now have made those changes.

      Thanks,
      Paul

  9. Amine

    Hello Paul,

    A quick question please.

    I am looking to put a deadline on my VCAP studies so I am thinking of booking the exam now and take it in late August. If I go ahead and books it, then VMware decides to retire it within this period. Where will that leave me?

    Thank you

    1. Paul SorensenPaul Sorensen Post author

      Hi Amine,

      We will give some notice but not much on these. We want to retirement them shortly after the new versions go live. August should still be fine, but I would not plan beyond that.

      Thanks!
      Paul

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