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Along with the change in the recertification policy in February 2019, VMware has introduced a couple of easier ways to upgrade your previous certifications. The different upgrade paths for 2020 will be listed on our website within the next few weeks; this blog will help outline the general upgrade policy that you will see reflected on the individual certification website pages.

 

How do I upgrade my VCP?

If you wish to upgrade to the current year certification (ex: VCP-DCV 2020) and you hold the previous certification version in the same track (ex: VCP-DCV 2019), then you can either complete a qualifying course or pass the qualifying exam to upgrade.

 

If you hold a certification going back two to three versions (ex: VCP6-DCV or newer), then you can pass the qualifying exam to upgrade to the current year certification.

 

If you hold a certification four or more versions back (ex: VCP5-DCV) then you are required to complete a qualifying course and pass the qualifying exam in the same track.

 

If you hold a certification in a different track within three versions of the most current version, (ex: VCP6-CMA) then you can pass the qualifying exam to upgrade.

 

How do I upgrade my VCAP?

If you wish to upgrade to the current year certification (ex: VCAP-DCV 2020) and you hold the previous certification version in the same track (ex: VCAP-DCV 2019), then you can either complete a qualifying course or pass the qualifying exam to upgrade.

 

If you hold a certification going back two to three versions (ex: VCAP6.5-DCV or newer), then you can pass the qualifying exam to upgrade to the current year certification.

 

If you hold a certification four or more versions back (ex: VCAP5-DCA/D), then you are required to upgrade your VCP and pass the qualifying exam in the same track.

 

If you hold a certification in a different track within three versions of the most current version, (ex: VCAP6-CMA), then you are required to upgrade your VCP and pass the qualifying exam in the same track.

 

 

To learn more, visit www.vmware.com/certification.