Friday, 29 June 2012

VCP - Common Questions

VMware have their own landing page and FAQ page for their certifications, but I get emails and have conversations with people all the time who ask me questions like the ones below - so I thought I'd share them with you here...

If I haven't answered your question below, you can always email me at vmtraining.blog@gmail.com

Can I self-study for a VCP?
No you cannot - VCPs have always had a training requirement for first-time achievers.

Once you achieve your first VCP, there is always an "upgrade" path to the VCP on the next major version, and for achieving VCPs in other solution areas - so long as you don't let your VCP expire.

How many different VCPs are there?
VMware have 4 different technology areas that have a solution-specific VCP certification: (core products in brackets)

DCV = Data Center Virtualisation (vSphere & vSAN)
DTM = Desktop & Mobility (Horizon with View)
CMA = Cloud Management & Automation (vRealize)
NV = Network Virtualisation (NSX)

Why do I have to pass 2 exams for a VCP certification?
Each solution-specific VCP requires that you pass 2 exams:

1. vSphere Foundations
2. VCP exam for that solution

vSphere Foundations is classed as a "core" exam for all 4 of the solution-specific VCPs - the same exam is listed as a requirement for each of those VCPs, and you only need to pass it once regardless of how many solution-specific VCPs you want to achieve.

Each solution-specific VCP then has it's own exam, titled the same as the VCP itself - each of which only includes questions on the products for that particular VCP.

Are there certifications for major versions only, or minor versions too?
VCP certifications relate to the major version only - so for all vSphere 6.x versions there is just a single certification, VCP6-DCV.

Are there exams for major versions only, or minor versions too?
VMware don't always release exams for every minor version, but significant minor versions do get their own exams - this is made clear in the exam titles and objectives.

Using vSphere 5.x as an example - the exam VCP510 was originally for vSphere 5.0, when vSphere 5.1 was released the VCP510 was updated to make it applicable to both 5.0/5.1, but the vSphere 5.5 release saw a VCP550 exam that was specific to that version.

The simple answer is - it's best to check the titles and objectives for an exam.

Can I mix minor versions of training and exams for the same certification?

Yes, absolutely! Using VCP6-DCV as an example - you could be trained on vSphere 6.0, pass the vSphere 6.0 version of the vSphere Foundations exam, but then pass the vSphere 6.5 version of the VCP6-DCV exam (due for release in April 2017).

So long as the major version matches for all of the requirements - you're good.

Do I have to do the training before the exam(s)?
No, it is not essential to take the training first, although it is recommended. You can also pass exams in the "wrong" order - so the VCP6-DCV exam before the vSphere Foundations exam, if you wish. You'll achieve the certification once you've completed all of the requirements.

How long can I leave between the training and the exam(s)?
Technically, you can leave as long a gap as you want - the only deadline is the future availability of the training and the exam for that major version.

For VCP6-DCV, as long as you can get trained on one of the qualifying vSphere classes (6.0 or 6.5) and the vSphere Foundations and VCP6-DCV exams are available for you to attempt, you can achieve the certification.

Does a VCP expire?
Yes - after 2 years from completion. VMware announced a recertification policy for VCP-level certifications on March 10th 2014.

If you want to stay VCP certified in the future, do not let your existing VCP expire - read this post to learn more.

Must I visit a testing centre each time I want to attempt a VCP exam?
Every VMware exam is classed as either "proctored" or "non-proctored" - you can check this status on the page for the specific exam you want to take.

"Non-proctored" exams, such as vSphere Foundations, can be taken from any location with internet access - but "proctored" exams must be taken at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Can I get a free re-take or any other discount?
Check this promotions page for any special offers.

95 comments:

  1. Scott,
    This is a nice post.

    I keep getting asked which is path most suited (sysadmin, network admin or storage..) for pursuing VCP training.

    your thoughts

    Ram

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  2. I took the course and I'm now studying for VCP5.

    How much time do you think I have before VCP5 is obsolete?
    How much time do I have before VCP6 comes out??

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    1. VCP6 will be based on vSphere 6, bear in mind that vSphere 5 hasn't even been out for a year yet...

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  3. Hello Scott

    Do you think I have a chance to pass VCP exam with only little vSphere hands-on experience? I have home lab with two esxi, lots of materials to study but not a lot of practical knowledge.

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    1. You have a chance yes, but it should be obvious that the more the experience the better. Click the VCP5 tab at the top and read my exam review and study guide...

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  4. Hi Scott,

    I have cleared VCP510 exam but not taken training yet.
    Can you please tell me if there is any duration for taking trainig after clearing exam ?

    is it 6 month ?

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    1. No there is no period - for as long as you can meet both the training and exam requirements you can achieve the certification.

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  5. can you please provide VMWARE VCP certification Carrier side benfits and advantages.

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    1. Have a look at http://www.vmware.com/go/vcp

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  6. My preference is CVE certification over VCP since it covers a broader spectrum of platforms

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    1. My experience is that CVE has no real standing as a virtualisation certification in the industry.

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  7. Nice blog!
    I am planning to give my exam in US but want to take course in other county. Is that possible to get certified? Also I am trying to register for course from VMware Site -> Services -> Education -> Course by country. Is that the right way since it takes me to their website for registration and fees as I don't have any VMware credits.
    Appreciate for your help

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    1. The education and certification programs are both global, so you can take the course and the exam in different countries if you wish.

      How you register for the course depends on the training provider - if it's VMware directly then your registration is done via the Education site you went to, but if it's a VATC (such as Global Knowledge or HP) then you are better going directly to their websites to register.

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  8. Hi Scott,

    i am new in the VMware sector.
    I am Comptia A+,Comptia Server+,ITIL 2011 Certiefied.

    Should i try the VCP or should i take another course first.

    MFG

    Chris from Austria

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    1. I would suggest building up some experience with virtualisation using VMware Workstation or Player, then moving onto vSphere - you can run the vSphere components (ESXi and vCenter Server are the main ones) inside virtual machines - see how you get on and make a decision as to when to take the training and certification.

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    2. Hi Scott,

      I am CCNA, MCSA and RHCE but I have only worked with VMware Workstation or Player so far. So I am little confused where to start and I am planning to appear in VCP exam in the near future. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you.

      Regards,
      Gyan

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  9. Hello everybdoy!
    Well its bit confused situation for beginner to get to the right direction due to scattered info :-)
    So, I need some info here,
    1).I got time to appear for VCP5-DCV exam study, and according to vmware requirement I must go for course before I attempt exam, OR Do They allow me for exam and join course later? I mean Priority is must/ no priority?
    2). I have join vmware vsphere ICM 5.0 course, because the academy is currently not offering v5.1, Will it make any difference in sense of Labs assignments, exam question, and will certification up gradation be required to obtain VCP5-DCV certificate? or?
    3). You can get to know about VITA (academy) from vmware academy list weather the academy is approved by vmware or not, But how to verify the instructor ONLINE weather he/she is verified and ALLOWED to deliver ONLINE course?
    Please clear my mind to answer my questions!
    Best regards!!
    /BM

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    1. 1. Until recently you could take the exam before the training, but now you must complete the training first.
      2. The exam is applicable to both 5.0 and 5.1, so it doesn't matter that your training is in 5.0.
      3. You can't - it's down to the VITA to ensure their instructor is authorised.

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  10. Hi Scott,
    I m final year computer science and engineering student.
    i have some basic knowledge about vmware so what would you suggest should I directly go for vsphere training or get something done before that and what time will the whole process take till the completion of vcp certification exam if started immediately.
    Thank You..!!

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    1. Without knowing the specifics of what you already know it's tough to suggest where to start. If you're already comfortable building VMs with Workstation or Player, you could move straight onto vSphere - you can build a virtual lab with VMs running ESXi and vCenter Server to learn more about them. You will have to get trained on vSphere as part of working towards the certification. I'd suggest it takes a lot of people a couple of months from training to certification.

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  11. Hi Scott,


    I had attended the Official Training on VmWare vSphere ICM 5.1 i.e. Install, Configure, Manage Training this year from HP in which Trainer ( HP Guys as well ) often designated as VmWare Certified Professional Training on vSphere 5 as VmWare ICM 5.1 training or VmWare Certified Professional training. The Exam / Certification Code is VCP510 for the same as mentioned by the Trainer during the Class.

    However, i am getting confused now since i haven't seen the Exam Name as VmWare vSphere ICM 5.1 or VmWare Certified Professional anywhere on the VmWare Site and within Pearson VUE site also.

    Does the Name VmWare Certified Professional Training or VmWare vSphere ICM 5.1 Training got changed to something else during this Year.

    I need to register for the VCP Professional Exam i.e. VmWare vSphere Insatll, Configure, Manage 5.1 Exam asap. Which is the Exact Link on VmWare Site ?

    kindly advise regarding the same.

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    1. VCP5-DCV is the current name of the certification, but VCP510 is still the exam code.

      Copy and paste this into your browser:

      http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=12457&ui=www_cert

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  12. I completed RHCE certification and the companies are asking vmware also for a fresher job...so what should I need to do now.. what vmware I should do now..suggest me ...

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    1. If you're new to vSphere/vCloud you should start with the VCA level certifications, then look to VCP level.

      Have a look here:

      http://www.vmware.com/certification

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  13. Hi

    Can i take VCP training from diff institute and den schedule exam from pro-metric testing center???

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    1. Yes - the education program and certification program are both global, so you could even take them in different countries if you wished.

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  14. Hi Scott,

    I sat the VCP5 exam in July 2013, but I didn’t get the chance to sit an official VMware course, I know you have mentioned in your reply above that you can no longer sit the exam first, but as I have already done the exam last year, do you know whether it would be possible to do the official course now to get the certification?

    Many Thanks
    Peter from UK

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    1. Hi Peter,

      The information I had was not 100% accurate - you can still take the exam first - I've amended the blog post. Yes, you can attend a vSphere 5.x course - as you've already passed the exam I'd suggest looking at Optimize & Scale or the Troubleshooting Workshop.

      Scott.

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    2. Hi Scott,

      Does this mean one can take the exam first before doing the mandatory training course?
      What are the implications? You don't get officially certified until you do the course?
      The reason I am asking is this...to increase my chances to get more jobs could I pass the exam (after studying from other cheaper resources and home lab) and then get a company to pay for the mandatory course?
      Thanks,
      Helder

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    3. Yes, you can take the exam first.

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  15. Hi Scott,

    I'm very confused. Is CCNA (networking knowledge) mandatory for below mentioned VMWare courses. Whether i have to do CCNA first and then do VMWare courses.

    VMware Certified Associate - Cloud (VCA-Cloud) NEW
    VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV) NEW
    VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)

    Thanks,
    Shravan

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    1. VMware don't make it a requirement that you hold certifications from any other vendor.

      A good understanding of datacentre technologies (such as networking, storage, servers, operating systems, applications) will help with the -DCV certifications.

      vSphere (covered in the -DCV certifications) does include virtual network switches, so in the networking arena a knowledge of switching, VLANs, and other associated network topics would be beneficial.

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    2. Thank you so much Scott....This is Nice blog Very helpful.
      I will learn some Network basics and Join for VCP courses

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  16. Hi Scott,

    I have wriiten the exam VCP5-DCV and cleared the exam

    I didnt attended the training but when i registered with my company Id i got the exam schedule

    so i have done this as i am working on VMware since from 6 yrs so i have prepared various dumps and cleared afetr reading for 3 day and night study

    now when i am seeing on my transcript i could find the certificate to download and even i didnt get hardcopy as well when i request for the VMware team as per them

    We have not been able to confirm your VCP5-DCV status because we have not found the appropriate class attendance record for you. Have you attended one of the prerequisite courses? If so please provide the following.

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    1. You are not yet certified as you've not met the training requirement - see question 1 in the main blog post above.

      I'd suggest you look at taking either the Optimize & Scale class, or the Troubleshooting Workshop.

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  17. Hi i am working as a system admin on windows domain and i m planning to join Vsphere 5.5 training so i want to know that the knowledge of configuring a switch, VLAN is necessary?

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    1. It would help as you will need to understand how to network ESXi (specifically the VMkernel) and VMs to one another and to physical devices - the more you know the better but at least an understanding of switching (including VLANs) would help.

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  18. Hi Scott,

    I did my VCP 5.0 Training at mid of Last year and unfortunately I cannot complete my exams. I am preparing now to do the exam by next month and need to know if that training is valid enough to allow me to write the exam.

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    1. Yes, as long as your training was the official class. You should book the VCP510 exam as it relates to version 5.0.

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  19. Hi Scott,

    Do u have dumps for VCP-5.5.

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    1. No I don't as I don't condone the use of them.

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  20. Hi Scott,

    Is it required to learn CCNA / Windows for learning VMware. Please help me.

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    1. A good understanding of datacentre technologies can help, so that includes networking and server operating systems. I had to learn a lot about shared storage when I first came across ESX and server virtualisation.

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  21. Hi Scott

    I read a bit about virtualization on and found it to be interesting. Currently I don't have any background working with networks or VMware. Will it be advisable for me to venture out in Virtualization certification and shift my career path. My current profile is that of a Test Manager.

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    1. You really need a good understanding of datacentre technologies in order to be successful with virtualisation - servers, storage, networking, operating systems, applications. You have to start somewhere - I would look to gain skills in some of those areas.

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  22. Hi Scott,

    I m working as system admin having 4+ years of experiences in Active directory domain.
    I m getting a little confusion regarding to do certification in Vmware / MS exchange server 2010. Kindly advice which certification will help me better job scope & package in future.
    Thanks..

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    1. I don't know what the market is like for Exchange these days, nor for your local job market generally.

      Have a look at each vendors' website:

      VMware: http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/
      Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-gb/certification-overview.aspx

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  23. I have done my bachelor in Computer Science and then Master in the same.
    I want to do VCP Certification. So is there any prerequiste for it.
    In more detail, am I need to do any OS course first as I dont have experience in Linux, because I
    am fresher.... Please advice.

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    1. There are VCP certifications for different VMware technology streams, you can learn more about each of them and review their individual requirements from here: http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/

      Assuming that it's virtualisation (vSphere) that you are interested in, you should try and build an understanding and experience of those technologies above and below where virtualisation is used - storage, networking, servers, operating systems, and applications.

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  24. Hi Scott,

    I have register under the primier partner certification aceleration program and this program expires on 30th June 2014. If I were to pass the exam after the expiry period, will I be certified by vmware?

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    1. Hi Ross, I'm not sure - drop an email to certification@vmware.com

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  25. I m an B.E Graduate, Passed out in 2014. To start with Basics of VM & understand Concepts of VMware I Arranged got Trained from an Individual Person(not an authorised Institute). I m now well prepared (after 6-7months of training) for Exam of VCP510
    But while read FAQ of Vmware , I got some confusion about Lot many IDs
    1)CLASS ID (can I write exam without Class Id?)
    2)Candidate ID
    3)Certification Number
    4)VCP#
    5)VCP ID
    6)VMWare ID
    7)VMware Training(myLearn ) ID
    Please! Please! Help me resolving HOW, WHO ,where & When -will provide me this ID's.
    Will it be provided by any Vmware ,or authorised institue,or while apealing for exam Pearson Vue ? I m really totally confused with so many IDs?
    With Your Guidance I will really be Blessed.Please Help.
    AKS

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    1. You can't gain the certification without meeting the authorised training requirement, you could take the exam but it doesn't count for anything til you've also completed the training. You can search for training through the vmware.com site.

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  26. Hi Scott,
    Just wondering if you can answer couple of questions
    1. Can I write a VCP5-DCV exam before sitting for the exam as I'm considering attending training during Dec break
    2. Whats the main advance of taking VCP 6 over VCP5
    3. Is VCP5 retiring anytime soon?

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    1. 1. Yes, but you'll need to take vSphere 5 training - which is becoming more scarce since the release of vSphere 6. You may end up having to take an on-demand version by the time December comes.
      2. You're showing that you're certified on the current/latest version.
      3. I doubt it - VCP4 only retired in May 2014.

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  27. Hi Scott,

    I have taken the training for 5.1, am I able to study and take the 550 exam to get VCP 5 qualified (obviously I know I will have to be wary of differences)?

    Also if (or hopefully when :)) I pass am I then eligible for a 'Whats New' style delta exam to upgrade to v6? If not what would then be the path to 6 (I'm guessing there is no way to jump staright to 6 cert with 5.1 training to avoid the extra certification)?

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    1. So long as the major version of your training and exam match, you're good - training on vSphere 5.1 and passing VCP550 will give you VCP5-DCV.

      There is a "delta" exam to get you to VCP6-DCV, it's 2V0-621D and is available from August 30th 2015.

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  28. eligibility for vcp data center virtualization ??????

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  29. If i have the vcp510 class requirement, but won't be able to take exam before it expires, will i need to take vcp6 class in order to sit for that exam?

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    1. Take the VCP550 exam, it has no retirement date set and would still gain you VCP5-DCV certification.

      If you don't do that, then yes you would need to take a class on vSphere 6 to qualify for VCP6-DCV (plus pass 2 exams)

      If you do pass VCP550, you would then NOT need to take a vSphere 6 class, and only pass 1 exam to move to VCP6-DCV.

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  30. Hi Scott, I'm holding CCIE DC & CCIE R&S and done a penalty of Vmware projects at high scale deployments. Im planning to appear for VCP6 exam but I came to know class attendance is mandatory to get the certificate.
    Is there any shortcut of fast track without attending the class ?

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    1. There is an option for CCIEs to get the VCP6-NV (on NSX) without a mandatory training requirement - have a look at Path 2 on this page: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64294&ui=www_cert

      Once you've passed the 2 exams and have the VCP6-NV, the door is open to gaining other VMware certifications without having a mandatory training requirement.

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  31. Hi Scott,

    Just a question, I have already taken VCP 5.5 Exam and i have passed it, But i am left out with VCP mandatory training , Is it ok if i take VCP 6.0 training since 5.5 is not available and get certified as VCP 5.5 ??

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    1. You can still take training on vSphere 5.5 in order to complete the requirements for VCP5-DCV.

      Most of the qualifying training courses can be taken "On Demand" or "Live Online" - have a look at Path 1 here: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=12457&ui=www_cert

      You do also have the option of taking a vSphere 6 course then asking VMware to "count" it towards VCP5-DCV - read the note under Path 2 on the same page.

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  32. Helloo Scott,
    first thank you to support all for providing information related VMware.

    I need your expert advice for below mention question.

    I have attended VMWare VCP class before 3 years (Class/Training Date: 26-Mar-13 @ 9:00 AM).
    Due to some reason i was unable to apply for certification.
    Can I apply for certification now? and VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - 158006 certification is available?
    Can I apply for certification for 6 version with reference of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - 158006 training ?

    Please suggest.

    Course Info:
    Title: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - 158006
    Category: VMware vSphere [V5.x]
    Class/Training Date: 26-Mar-13 @ 9:00 AM

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    1. If you pass the VCP550 exam you will have met the requirements for VCP5-DCV: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=12457&ui=www_cert

      VCP550 is based on vSphere 5.5, so make sure you prepare using the correct blueprint, software, and materials.

      You could then take the 2V0-621D exam (the "delta") and achieve VCP6-DCV - no further training would be required.

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  33. hello scott,

    am doing self study on VCP6-DCV can i take the exam through pearson

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    1. Hi, you can't self-study - all VCPs have a training requirement. You can take the exams without the training, but you won't be awarded the certification.

      There is only 1 exception to the training requirement - holders of certain Cisco certifications who can gain VCP6-NV just by passing the 2 exams.

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  34. Is there any time duration to give vshpere 6 VCP-DCV exam within one month of passing vSphere 6 Foundation.

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    1. No - you can take the 2 exams in either order, at any time - so long as they remain available (which they will for some time yet). Same applies to the official training that you need to attend to meet the training requirement for a VCP.

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  35. Hi scott,
    I have a knowledge of networking and windows server and now i am taking vmware training VCS & VCP from different institute.I want to do global training as well, but they told there will be two certification i.e: with ID and without ID so i am confused which certification they talking about?

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    1. Hi, I guess they are referring to you needing to take 2 exams to get VCP certified - I would recommend asking them to be sure that's what they meant. To gain a VCP, you must pass the vSphere Foundations exams, plus an exam specific to that particular VCP. Check path 1 on this page for VCP6-DCV and you'll see what I mean: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert

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  36. I am bit confused, i have gone through the VCP6-DCV official training is it mandatory to attempt a VCP6 Foundation (VCP6-DCV(2V0-620)) exam before attempting for VCP6-DCV(2V0-621).
    I don't hold any previous version certification nor official traning.

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    1. Path 1 on this page shows the requirements: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert

      You can meet the requirements in any order - so taking the 621 exam before 620 is fine, or doing 620 then 621 is fine, but you must pass both - as well as meeting the training requirement.

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    2. Yes i did checked this link, also in FAQ's they mentioned as below.

      Do I have to complete the requirements in the order listed?

      No, however we strongly recommend that you do so. Also, please note that successfully registering to take an exam does not imply that you meet the certification requirements in full.

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  37. Hello Scott, i had attended vmware icm 4.1 training in 2011 but didnt take an exam. I guess it is not possible now since 4.1 is retired and we have 6.1 version now. Am i correct?

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    1. That's correct - your training won't "count" towards the current VCPs, so you'll need to meet the full requirements, this is the latest VCP6.5-DCV: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=100942&ui=www_cert

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  38. Scott,

    I have recently attended VCP-DCV6.5 training in authorized center, but can i take vcp-dcv6.0, because i have good working experience with 6.0 and i have never seen 6.5 environment before training lab, the thing is that I just want to clear the exam in first attempt. please assist me in this. reply would be appreciated.

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    1. Yes, the vSphere 6.5 training courses are listed under the training requirement for VCP6-DCV - have a look: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert

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  39. Hi Scott,
    Since I have done a self study I wanted to take up VCP Certification.Please confirm me if it's mandatory to attend VMware training in the authorized centers or can I take the exam directly in any of the centers and if yes, is it valid?

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    1. This question is answered above - you must complete authorised training. The only exemption is for VCP6-NV and holders of certain Cisco certifications.

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  40. I got training of VCP 5.1 can i take VCP 6 or 6.5 exam?

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    1. See path 2 on this page for the requirements that apply to you: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert

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  41. Hi,
    I have attended vSphere 5.5 and vSphere 6.0 class room trainings. Can you please tell me for which certification I am eligible for?

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    1. Hi, I replied to your email - thanks for sending it.

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  42. hi,

    I have cleared VCP6 without vca6 can i get certificate??
    If not then what need to be do for gettificate the cer

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    1. There's no connection between VCA and VCP certifications, so it does not matter that you haven't done VCA. There are 3 requirements for a VCP though - training, vSphere Foundations exam, VCP exam - check path 1 here: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert

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  43. Hi scott,

    I hold a valid cisco certificate (CCNP). is it enough to pass the vsphere foundation exam vspher6.5?
    If yes, then after passing vsphere6.5 exam, can i try the exam VCP6.5-DCV?
    or should i go only for VCP6-NV?

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    1. Assuming that your CCNP is in either Data Center or Routing & Switching, then you can bypass the training requirement ONLY for VCP6-NV. Once you have the VCP6-NV, you can gain other VCPs such as the DCV. Check Path 2 on this page: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64294&ui=www_cert

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  44. Hi scott

    I have appeard for my vcp exam and cleard but i havent attended class room training so now can i go for class room training for my studentid will my certification be valid and can i down load my certificate later on. Please help is my certification valid after the compkeyion of training

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    1. This question is answered in the main post:

      Do I have to do the training before the exam(s)?
      No, it is not essential to take the training first, although it is recommended. You can also pass exams in the "wrong" order - so the VCP6-DCV exam before the vSphere Foundations exam, if you wish. You'll achieve the certification once you've completed all of the requirements.

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