One of the most commonly asked questions we get is “Is there a grace period if my VCP expires?” And the answer is NO. There are no grace periods, VMware does not provide exceptions or extensions to our Recertification policy.
Once your VCP recertification date passes, and if you did not renew it, you are no longer considered VCP certified. In order to gain VCP status again, you will have to meet all the requirements for earning a new VCP certification.
One other thing to keep in mind is the 7-day waiting period if you fail an exam (excluding online exams which have no waiting period between retakes). If you wait until the last minute to recertify but then fail the exam, it could result in losing your VCP status. We always recommend taking care of your recertification at least a month ahead of time to avoid any potential problems or last minute emergencies.
Last month I announced the availability of the vSphere 6.5 Foundations Beta exam, and now I’m happy to announce that we are working on a vSphere 6.5 based exam to meet the second exam requirement for VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV).
The VCP6-DCV (v6.5) Beta Exam (exam code 2V0-622) is now open for registration. As with the Foundations exam, we expect this beta exam to be very popular, and only available for a short amount of time. If you are interested in participating, I recommend you register as soon as possible.
Ever since VMware vSphere® 6.5 was released in October, we’ve been working on new certification exams to go with it.
The first exam to be updated is the vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam, which is one of two exams required to earn a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification. A beta version of the exam (#2V1-602) is now open for registration.
We expect this beta exam to be a popular one, so I strongly recommend you register as soon as possible if you are interested in participating.
For 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.
Our official book publishing partner, VMware Press, has just released two new titles designed to help you pass the two exams required to earn your VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) certification. These Official Cert Guides are designed and written to help you master the concepts and techniques that lead to exam success.
This book combines quizzes and exam prep drills with a through review of each topic and objective covered on the exam to help you succeed. VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Bill Ferguson shares preparation hints and test-taking tips to help you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.The material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
This book gives you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Quizzes open each chapter and help you determine how much time to spend on each. The book focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) #2V0-621 exam. Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.
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: