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Click here for see all the paths to acquire VCP & VCAP (VCIX) certification.

 

If you are going for a VCAP for the first time, you basically need to have VCP certification that corresponds to your target VCAP certification, and then take the VCAP exam. See below for the overall image of the steps.

 

Note: The following certification(s) has not been released yet (as of July, 2018). It is shown in the diagram as just an example.

  • VCAP6.5-DCV Deploy
  • VCAP7-DTM Deploy
  • VCAP7-CMA Deploy

 

Steps to acquire a VCAP for the first time:

  1. Candidate must have the VCP certification to acquire VCAP certification. VCP must the following of the target VCAP:
    • the same solution track
    • the same version (or possibly newer version)
  2. Take the VCAP exam an pass

 

Please note that if you acquire new VCAP certification, it will also re-certify active VCP certification(s).

Also, unlike VCP, VCAP will NOT expire (VCP has 2 year expiration date) thus it is possible to hold your VCAP certification even after VCP got expired.

 

Let me show you some examples.

 

The diagram below is example of acquiring VCAP6-DCV Deploy certification. The candidate already have VCP6-DCV so it will be certified since it is the same version and solution track of the target VCAP certification. When the new VCAP is certified, it will also re-certify the existing VCP certification(s). In this case, both VCP6-DCV and VCP7-CMA will be re-certified.

 

The diagram below is example of acquiring VCAP7-CMA Design certification. The candidate already have VCP7-CMA so it will be certified since it is the same version and solution track of the target VCAP certification. When the new VCAP is certified, it will also re-certify the existing VCP certification(s). In this case, both VCP6-DCV and VCP7-CMA will be re-certified.

 

The diagram below is example of acquiring VCAP6.5-DCV Deploy certification. The candidate already have VCP6-DCV but it will NOT be certified since it is the same solution track but of different version of the target VCAP certification.

 

The diagram below is example of acquiring VCAP7-DTM Design certification. The candidate already have VCP7-CMA but it will NOT be certified since it is the same version but of different solution track of the target VCAP certification.

 

If you are going for a VCP for the first time, you basically have to first attend a Required Course, take vSphere Foundations Exam, and VCP Elective Exams at last. Below is the overall image of the steps.

 

See you at the next post!

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