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jagomval
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Doubt about upgrade path VCP-DCV 2021 -> VCP-DCV 2024

Hello.

Actually, I have VCP-DCV 2021 certification.

Today, the certification path (https://www.vmware.com/learning/certification/vcp-dcv.html) is not clear for mi. In this page there is not reference about the path of VCP-DCV 2021, there is reference only to VCP-DCV 2020 and older and  VCP-DCV 2022 and newer. However, there is a pdf link in this page (https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/certification/vmw-vcp-dcv-certific...). This pdf says:

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Certification path if you hold a VCP-DCV 2021 or Newer
1. (Recommended) Gain experience with vSphere 7.x or vSphere 8.x
2. (Recommended) Attend ONE of the training courses
Courses used by VMware to develop these exams and strongly
recommended to you for exam preparation:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]
VMware vSphere: Operate, Scale and Secure [V8]
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7]
Courses VMware will accept which meet training course
requirements (List includes the courses used to develop these
exams.):
VMware vSphere: Operate, Scale and Secure [V8] - On Demand
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V8]
VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V8]
VMware vSphere: Operate, Scale and Secure [V8]
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] - On Demand
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] - On Demand
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7]
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] – On Demand
VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V7]
VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V7]
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast
Track V7]
VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7]
3. (Required) Review and study the topics and objectives listed in the
Exam Guide (2V0-21.23) OR Exam Guide (2V0-21.20) and pass ONE
of the qualifying exams:

VMware vSphere 8.x Professional (2V0-21.23)  135 Minutes 70 Questions $250 USD
Professional VMware vSphere 7.x (2V0-21.20) – Retiring soon on January 31, 2024
130 Minutes 70 Questions $250 USD

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I don't know if I can took Professional VMware vSphere 7.x (2V0-21.20).

Can I took exam 2V0-21.20 to renew my certification without attend training courses?

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scott28tt
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You definitely cannot attempt the same exam as you passed previously, so if you got your VCP-DCV 2021 by passing the Professional vSphere 7.x exam you would not be able to take it again.

I agree that the page you linked to is not clear, I recommend sending an email to certification@vmware.com


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SharelleP
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Because you hold your 2021 VCP, you only need to take an exam to upgrade to 2024. If you haven't taken either of these exams previously, you can choose between VMware vSphere 8.x Professional (2V0-21.23) or Professional VMware vSphere 7.x (2V0-21.20) - Retiring soon on January 31, 2024

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scott28tt
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@SharelleP This page needs updating: https://www.vmware.com/learning/certification/vcp-dcv.html

VCP-DCV 2021 currently "falls between the cracks" of the paths shown.

Screenshot 2024-01-08 at 17.35.36.png

The same might be true for some of the other VCP pages too.

 


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SharelleP
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@scott28tt Yes, I will have it reviewed. Unfortunately, our web manager was impacted by the Broadcom acquisition so I don't have a timeline for its fix. I can confirm that the backend logic does not have this gap in excluding the 2021 option.

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jagomval
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Thank you, @scott28tt and @SharelleP .

I send an e-mail to certification@vmware.com. This is the answer. 

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Hi jagomval,

Thank you for reaching out to us for assistance.

We see that you hold a VCP-DCV 2021 credential and want to upgrade from VCP-DCV 2021 to VCP-DCV 2024. 

We request you to pass any one of these 2V0-21.20 Professional VMware vSphere 7.x - Retiring soon on January 31, 2024 or 2V0-21.23 VMware vSphere 8.x Professional exams and complete any one of the below courses to earn VCP-DCV 2024 certification credentials:

·         VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration [V8]

·         VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V8] - On Demand

·         VMware vSphere: Operate, Scale and Secure [V8] - On Demand

·         VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V8]

·         VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V8]

·         VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8] - On Demand

·         VMware vSphere: Operate, Scale and Secure [V8]

·         VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V8]

·         VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]

·         VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] - On Demand

·         VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7]

·         VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7] - On Demand

·         VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting [V7]

·         VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V7]

·         VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track V7]

·         VMware vSphere: Advanced Administration Workshop [V7]

Please refer to the VCP-DCV 2024 certification website for more details.

Regards,

VMware Certification Program

 

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The answer says that I have to take exam and I must complete any one of the courses. "Please refer to the VCP-DCV 2024 certification website for more details". I feel I am into a loop.

I don´t understand this. And the time go passing by. 2V0-21.20 will be retired soon on January 31, 2024

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scott28tt
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I would accept @SharelleP 's answer.

 


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SharelleP
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Here is the screenshot from Certification Manager, our source of truth and logic. You can see two requirements: #1 take an exam, #2 hold a cert from the list. That's it. I will talk with the support team to provide corrected info.SharelleP_0-1704830557256.png

 

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