I have a VCP 5 certification which I know doesn't count for anything these days. I took the fastrack on vsphere 5 to get my vcp5. I was interested in the requirements to get a VCP 7. I went to the link https://www.vmware.com/education-services/certification/vcp-dcv.html
It says you can take any of the following:
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7]
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V7]
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]
My question was can I take the optimize and scale? If I click on the optimize and scale it shows that:
|Prerequisites:||You must complete one of the following prerequisites:|
• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V7] course
• Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESXi and vCenter Server
So does this mean you have to take Install, Configure, and Manage before taking Optimize and scale? I have been a Vmware administrator for about 10 years and haven't lost touch with it. Optimize and Scale plus Troubleshooting Fast Track sounds like a better path but I wanted to make sure I did not have to take Install Configure and Manage first?
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If you feel that you have the “equivalent knowledge” of what the ICM covers for vSphere 7 you could go straight for O&S, you could go straight for Troubleshooting, or you could go straight for the combined Fast Track that includes them both.
O&S plus Troubleshooting FT will be tough going if you don’t have the equivalent knowledge on vSphere 7 of the ICM.
I would strongly recommend looking through the topics covered in all the courses before deciding which to book.
I should also mention that there is no “VCP 7”, the current certification is VCP-DCV 2020 and it will soon be VCP-DCV 2021 - you will be awarded whichever is current st the time you complete the mandatory requirements, so likely VCP-DCV 2021. This doesn’t mean the current Professional exam on vSphere 7 will change on January 1st though.