I have just passed the “VvSphere6 Install, Configure, Manage” training last week, and looking forward to pass the DCV-VCP6 certification exam by the end May/2016.
I’ll be very grateful if you can share all useful advices regarding documents, exam preparations, home lab, ..etc.
Many thanks in advance.
Have a read through this page on my blog: VMware Training and Certification: VCP6-DCV Information and Preparation
Here's a guide on building a nested vSphere 6 lab: http://www.vladan.fr/how-to-setup-nested-vsphere-lab-on-a-pc-by-using-vmware-workstation/
My friend earlier passed the 5.5 ICM course. Wiil he get the VCP6 after passing the exam for VCP6-DCV?
If your friend have done just the course vSphere ICM (5.5) but didn't do certification exam, than in that case Directly appearing for exam of Version 6 is not going to work.
Either Take VCP5-DCV exam and then take delta exam (2V0-621D) to upgrade it to VCP6-DCV
Take vSphere, what's new (5.5 to 6) course and take Exams 2V0-620 & 2V0-621 to achieve VCP6-DCV
Please refer: VCP6-DCV Certification
No he won't.
The simplest and cheapest path for him is to pass the VCP550 exam AND the 2V0-621D exam.
Passing the first of those will give him VCP5-DCV, he will then gain VCP6-DCV after passing the second exam.