the only way to become elible for your VCP is to follow the path below
How to become a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 (VCP4)
There are four possible paths to achieve VCP4
1. If you are NEW to VMware
Attend the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage, the VMware vSphere: Fast Track OR the VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting course.
Take and pass the VCP4 exam
2. If you are currently a VCP3
VCP3s must attend the VMware vSphere 4: What’s New V4 two day instructor-led class in order to upgrade.
Take and Pass the VCP4 exam.
3. If you are currently a VCP2
VCP2s who have not upgraded are required to attend the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage; VMware vSphere: Fast Track OR VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting course
Take and pass the VCP4 exam.
4. If you are not a VCP3, but have attended one of the prerequisite classes (VI3: Install & Configure; VI3: Deploy Secure & Analyze; or VI3: Fast Track).
Attend the VMware vSphere4: What’s New two day instructor-led course.
Take and pass the VCP4 Exam.
which is found here, http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/
You are right that if you want the training to qualify you for the VCP certification then it must be a vSphere course you attend, either the vSphere: Install Configure Manage or the vSphere: Fast Track would be best. The VMware View: Install Configure Manage course does not lead to any certification, and your VI3 or vSphere skills need to be at VCP level already ideally before you attend that View course.