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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.

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Karl Childs

About Karl Childs

Karl Childs is a Senior Manager with VMware Education Services. He has 20+ years experience in IT Education and Certification, working with global companies such as HP, Novell, and MCI. While his background is in Instructional Technology and Training Development, he enjoys applying those skills within the IT and software industry.

13 thoughts on “Course Option for Expired VCPs

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  2. Angelika Kretschmer

    Hi Karl,
    what about the Whats New v6.5 training – also a possibility to get certified for expired VCP-DCV6s?
    And do you know when the exam will be available?

    1. Karl Childs

      Hi Angelika, yes, the What’s New for v6.5 will apply. The exam is being developed now, and will enter beta before the end of the year, with a release date 1H next year.

      1. Mohammed Sameed uddin

        i got my VCP-DCV5.5 expired last day, i would like to take What’s New (V5.5 – v6.5) training and then wait for release of VCP 6.5 normal
        is there a blueprint for 6.5 ? if yes please send me link or material where to learn more about it besides official training of What’s New

  3. Roger

    I dont suppose this applies to an old VCP 3.5 Cert. I imagine I would need to take the same course as a new candiate??

    1. Karl Childs

      Hi Roger, yes, it will still apply in your case. You’re able to take the What’s New course. It actually works for any expired DCV VCP.

  4. Chris Black

    I’ve been a VCP 3,4,5 since 2008 – two years is too short and yes this is a money grabbing process that will backfire on VMware. I have let my certifications expire and the relief is amazing. Goodbye VCP you won’t be missed by me or the hundreds of expired VCPs who are moving on without the certification and it’s mininmal benefits versus the headache and costs of frequent forced recertification for a qualification that isnt worth anything after 24 months anyway.

    1. Juki

      Yes Chris, my VCP certifications is also expired months ago..and yes..it’s kind too short for me..i still can’t see the benefits of my expired certification while I have spent money for the training , or its just me too dumb to see the value of the certification ,or the people that couldn’t see the value of the certification it self to hire someone with the certs.

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