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    Cost of VCP Certification

    vij Novice

       

      HI All,

       

       

      Can anybody please let me know what is the total cost of VCP certification?

       

       

      and also let me know can i pass this certification by self-study.

       

       

       

       

       

      Thanx in advance for the help

       

       

      Vijay

       

       

        • 1. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
          NTurnbull Expert

           

          Hi welcome to the forums.

           

           

          The total cost depends on a) how much the course costs. b) How many courses you decide to do. c) how many times you take the exam.

           

           

          You have to complete a vmware approved training course to be able to enroll for the VCP exam. have a look through the forums, a good place to start is the Training section and the VMware Education site

           

           

           

           

          Thanks,

          Neil

           

           

          • 2. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
            vij Novice

            Hi dear,

             

            Thanx for the quick reply, actually i wanna take the certification VCP (ESX Server) how much this certifictaion will cost including training.i think VCP is the first certification of Vmware mean to be VM certified i need to pass the test of VCP. 

             

             

             

            and my second querry was can i take the exam by self-study(without joining the training centre)  Any way to take the exam without joining the center

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            Thanx

             

             

             

            Vijay

            • 3. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
              NTurnbull Expert

              As I said: You have to complete a vmware approved training course to be able to enroll for the VCP exam. read through the vmware education site for course information, cost and locations.

               

               

               

               

              Thanks,

              Neil

              • 4. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                dkfbp Master
                vExpert

                Hi,

                 

                When I took my VCP in 2007 everyone could sign up for the test. But in order to be a VCP you need to take a qualifiying course. It is not enough just to pass the exam. So self-study is

                not an option to become a VCP.

                 

                Best regards

                Frank Brix Pedersen

                • 5. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                  vij Novice

                   

                  Thanx a lot for this help?

                   

                   

                  Can you please provide me the link where i can find the cost for the VCP certification(Just tell me als the cost in $)

                   

                   

                  Thanx alot

                   

                   

                  Vijay

                   

                   

                  • 6. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                    vij Novice

                     

                    Thanx a lot for this help?

                     

                     

                    Can you please provide me the link where i can find the cost for the VCP certification(Just tell me als the cost in $)

                     

                     

                    Thanx alot

                     

                     

                    Vijay

                     

                     

                    • 7. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                      vij Novice

                       

                      Hi ,

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      VCP you need to take a qualifiying course:------can you pleae explain this little more ,where i can give the qualifying test and how much it cost.

                       

                       

                      Can you please let me know the whole procedure i need to follow to be VCP .please tell me step by step and the please mention the _cost _too

                       

                       

                      Thanx

                       

                       

                      Vijay

                       

                       

                      • 8. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                        dkfbp Master
                        vExpert

                        1. Take vmware course "Install & Configure" from an autorized vmware training facility

                         

                        2. Take and pass the VCP exam.

                         

                        I don't know the price in US, I am from Europe, but it could be something like 3000-4000$

                         

                        Best regards

                        Frank Brix Pedersen

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                        • 9. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                          vij Novice

                           

                          Hi Dear,

                           

                           

                          Thanx alot for the inf .

                           

                           

                          if the cost is $3000 then it too high because ia am from India ,for me it is $3000*50=150000Rs 1.5lakh

                           

                           

                          too high.I can't spend this amount.

                           

                           

                          I am MCSE 2008+CCNA

                           

                           

                          I think price is too high than other certifications.

                           

                           

                          Once agian thanx a lot

                           

                           

                          Thanx

                           

                           

                          Vijay 

                           

                           

                          • 10. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                            TomHowarth Guru
                            User ModeratorsvExpert

                            thread moved to the VCP forum,   I would contect a local provider of training in India, they would give you a better idea of the cost of the Install and Configure course for your area.

                             

                             

                             

                             

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                            • 11. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                              mdri Enthusiast

                               

                              The certification exam costs $175.  If you already have experience with ESX, then that's it.  But since VMware requires VCP candidates to also attend a four day class, whether or not you already know the material, that will run you another $2400 or so.  Contrary to Microsoft, Cisco, and other reputable vendors and certification programs, VMware does not trust VCP candidates with their own experience and ability to learn from self-study materials.

                               

                               

                              I once inquired if I could purchase the course material instead of attending a course to meet the VCP requirement criteria.  The answer was yes... but the material costs almost as much as attending the course.  So anyone who wants the credential is stuck with the cost of the course.

                               

                               

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                              • 12. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                                vij Novice

                                 

                                Hi Dear,

                                 

                                 

                                Thanx a lot

                                 

                                 

                                This cost is so much ,i dnt think that i can attend the Vm classes and so i can not get this certification

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Thanx a lot

                                 

                                 

                                Vijay

                                 

                                 

                                • 13. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                                  Enthusiast

                                   

                                  Hi Vjj,

                                   

                                   

                                  Please visit www.vmware.com/education.  Click on "Find a Class".  From there you can select your country.  You can click on any of the "Register" to be taking to one of our Authorized Training Centers websites.  You should contact them directly for pricing information.

                                   

                                   

                                  I also want to be clear about our class requirement.  VMware requires class in an effort to maintain the integrity of the certification by discouraging “paper” certifications. Other certification programs have had problems with candidates passing exams after having crammed information from a cheat site or other “brain dump.” These candidates rarely have certification worthy knowledge of the product and lower the integrity of the certification and those who have it. By requiring a class we can be assured that all VCPs have a minimum amount of hands on experience with the product. While we hope they would have much more then just then a class’s worth of experience with the product, this is the best way for us to ensure they have some.

                                   

                                   

                                  Finally, VMware does not sell course materials.  They can only be obtained by attending an authorized course.

                                   

                                   

                                  If you have any other questions about the VCP program, please feel free to contact us at certification@vmware.com.

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  Regards,

                                   

                                   

                                  Tina - VMware Certification Coordinator

                                   

                                   

                                  • 14. Re: Cost of VCP Certification
                                    RickyT Novice

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                    Why does Vmware not move to a simulation based exam then? Microsoft are currently piloting lab based exams, surely Vmware could do the same?

                                     

                                     

                                    Somebody with the money could sit through the official course half asleep and not absorb anything, then use a brain dump to get the VCP. I have been using Vmware products for several years now and promoted them within my company to the extent that we have now virtualized a lot of our servers using VI3. Yet, as the company will not pay for the official course, and as I don't have the funds myself I will not become a VCP, however I recently I obtained the MS cert TS: Windows server Virtualization, configuring.

                                     

                                     

                                    As competitors products mature, Vmware's obstructive and financially discriminatory policy on certification will become a negative factor when evaluating which product to use.

                                     

                                     

                                    As you can probably tell this situation has really dampened my enthusiasm for Vmware and it's products!

                                     

                                     

                                    Regards,

                                     

                                     

                                    Ricky

                                     

                                     

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