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2nd Exam Option Available for VCP6-NV Certification

VCP-NVI am pleased to release the latest exam for VCP6-NV based on VMware NSX v6.2. This new exam (#2V0-642) gives you a second option for earning your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization certification.

Thank you to all of the exam developers, item writers, and beta exam tester who helped create this exam. If you took the beta exam, your results should be reflected in your transcript by the end of the month.

With the release of this new exam, we are also announcing the retirement of the older VCP6-NV exam (#2V0-641) on April 30, 2017. If you have been preparing for that version of the exam please make sure you schedule your test date prior to then.

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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.

3 thoughts on “2nd Exam Option Available for VCP6-NV Certification

  1. Sunday Oni

    Mr Childs,

    You just came out with 641. The book for that was just released towards end of last year and you are about to retire it. What is going on at VMware?

  2. Karl Childs

    Hi Sunday,

    Software can be a fun business, always changing and evolving! With the release of NSX 6.2 last year, the training and exams needed to be updated to reflect the new features and capability in the new product version.

    The current exam, 2V0-641, is based on NSX 6.0 and was released on August 30, 2015, and so has been available for 17 months, and will be for 20 months total when retired. I anticipate the new exam to have about the same shelf life (~18 months).

    The VMware Press books are managed by Pearson and so follow a different product life cycle, which doesn’t allow for quite as long of a shelf life as the training or exams. However, the book is still valuable. Just as the certification is still branded for the major version (v6.x), the NSX v6.0 books provide a great baseline and foundation for learning and preparing for the exam. If you already have the book, I recommend using it and then comparing it against the new exam blueprint, to identify any areas that you may need to research on for the new capabilities in NSX6.2.

    Providing a 3 month transition period, from the time a new exam releases before the older one is retired, is fairly standard. That time gives a chance for those already preparing to finish their studying and preparations and take the exam. Is that enough time? Do you recommend a longer transition time between new and old exams?


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