I currently have a VCP DCV 5.5. Do I need to take the delta to upgrade it to 6.0 before I can take the VCAP DCV 6.0 exam?
Secondary question, Do I need the VCP in the other disciplines (ie network virtualizatoin) to take VCAP in those, or just any VCP.
Agreed - the pages for each individual certification will spell out the various valid paths and their requirements.
Yep I've already read all the official documentation. I found it lacking in the specifics i was asking about, so I came here. The diagrams imply that you need to update your cert to 6.0 before taking the VCAP exam, but they do not explicitly state it. That's why I came here for clarification.
So to be clear the question is a simple yes or no:
If I have an active VCP 5.5 DCV, register for and pass the VCAP 6 DCV Deploy 6, would I then be granted the VCAP cert?
I of course would like to avoid having to spend two hundred some bucks on a test if its not absolutely necessary, but that may be the business model here to generate revue. The FAQ doesn't have a section for "I have a VCP5, do I need to upgrade it to VCP 6 prior to taking the exam". The new candidates section only lists paths if you have a current VCP6 in DCV and a path for if you hold a VCP6 in other areas. I take the implication there that I have to upgrade my VPC to 6. I'm just asking for confirmation of that ...inconvenient requirement.
So can anyone confirm that upgrading your VCP to 6 is a explicit and hard requirement to be granted the VCAP 6 cert upon passing the exam?
Using VCAP6-DCV Deploy as an example, the valid "start points" are here:
If you have some other combination of certifications, I believe you would need to reach one of those "start points" first.
In your case, I believe you need to get to VCP6-DCV or VCAP5-DCA (*) first, then you could work on VCAP6-DCV Deploy.
If you want some form of official confirmation, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(* Note that going the VCP5-DCV > VCAP5-DCA > VCAP6-DCV Deploy route would NOT also give you the VCP6-DCV)
Yep this is what I figured. The path of least resistance would be take the VCP6-DCV Delta exam to upgrade my VCP then take the VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam, but that's still only implied there by lack of other options. Meaning there's no "If you have VCP5-DCV..." path (which I think would cover a lot of people). Call me crazy, but I just don't like making inferences based on incomplete information. I will probably email them just to be sure. Thanks again.
If you are already VCP5.5 then only VCP-DCV 6.0 exam needed for VCAP-DCV 6.0