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Thank you for your continuous interest on acquiring VMware Certifications!

 

Since many candidates are willing to acquire our VMware Certifications, we got many queries regarding the paths and requirements for acquiring and re-certifying those certification. I would like to post this blog series to show you the expected patterns to get your VCP and VCAP (VCIX) certification.

 

Here are the list certifications that we VMware provides. See VMware Certification website (https://www.vmware.com/education-services/certification.html) for more details.

  • VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)
    • VMware Certified Implementation ExpertVCAP (VCIX) as a Milestone
  • VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)

 

We also have Solution Track for each certification that covers the specific VMware products and/or solution, and there is certification that aligned to individual solution track.

  • Datacenter Virtualization (DCV) = vSphere, etc.
  • Desktop and Mobility (DTM) = Horizon, etc.
  • Cloud Management and Automation (CMA) = vRealize Automation, etc.
  • Network Virtualization (NV) = NSX, etc
  • Digital Workspace (DW) = Workspace ONE, etc.

 

It is important to know that which certification level and solution track you’re aiming for. Each certification has their own web page that shows details includes paths and requirements for acquiring each certification (e.g., VCP6.5-DCV (https://www.vmware.com/education-services/certification/vcp6-5-dcv.html))

 

Among the above, VCP and VCAP (VCIX) are the major certifications that the most candidates are going towards and where we got many queries regarding paths and stepsto acquire. I will focus on VCP and VCAP (VCIX) for this blog series.

 

 

Starting off from VCP.

Below is overall picture of VCP certification currently available and already retired.

 

Here are the expected paths to acquire VCP:

  1. VCP Certification for the first time:
  2. Re-certification
  3. Expired VCP
    • For Expired VCP5-DCV
    • For Expired VCP6-DCV
    • For Expired VCP6-DTM
  4. Exception: Attended the older version course but not certified
    • For vSphere 5.x course attendance
    • For vSphere 6.0 course attendance
    • For Horizon 6.x course attendance
  5. Exception: Having Cisco CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE and want VCP6-NV

Click the link of the corresponding topic above to see the details of each path.

 

Don’t know which path is appropriate for you?
You may use the VCP Path Navigator below. Check to which path number you have led by and click the corresponding link above.

 

 

 

Next for VCAP (VCIX).

Below is overall picture of VCAP certification currently available and already retired.

 

In addition to the version and the solution track like on VCP, VCAP has Deployment and Design certification.

  • Deployment – Validate an ability to deploy and optimize
    • Exam based on remote lab environment to configure, troubleshoot, etc.
  • Design – Validate an ability to design and integrate
    • Exam based on design tool, drag-and-drop, multiple choice, etc.

You need to decide which certification you want to go, Deployment or Design.

 

Here are the expected paths to acquire VCAP and VCIX:

  1. VCAP Certification for the first time
  2. VCAP Upgrade
  3. Exception: Having Cisco CCIE and want VCAP6-NV Deploy
  4. VCIX – Design & Deploy Milestone

Click the link of the corresponding topic above to see the details of each path.

 

Don’t know which path is appropriate for you?
You may use the VCAP Path Navigator below. Check to which path number you have led by and click the corresponding link above.

 

 

See you at the next post!

(The above paths and requirements are as of July, 2018. These can be changed without prior notice.)