You are most likely S.O.L. and will be forced to take a class again to be able to get your VCP 4 just like you are starting all over from the begining
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Hi Steve -
Maybe not, I created an account for myself via the Partner Portal and found that for the VMware vShere Troubleshooting Course:
Prerequisites This is an advanced course. Required prerequisites include the completion of one of the following:
• Completion of the following three courses:
– VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
– VMware vSphere: Manage Availability
– VMware vSphere: Manage Scalability
• Completion of VMware vSphere: Fast Track.
• Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server
I fulfill all the prerequisites in the class description:
Overview This lab-intensive course focuses on providing system administrators with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere™ virtual infrastructure. In this course, you will spend most of the time diagnosing and rectifying configuration problems created on VMware® ESX™/ESXi hosts and VMware vCenter™ Server systems. Upon completion of this course, you can take the examination to become a VMware Certified Professional.
I much prefer to take this class because I already know how to install, configure and manage ESX 4.0 as well as even some advanced troubleshooting. The beginning clases have nothing to offer me. I have been working with VMware products for 6+ years now.
Thanks again Steve!
even though you have the knowledege, I doubt there's a "shortcut" to upgrade from VPC2 to VCP4. As Steve mentioned, attending the courses is a requirement for becoming VCP4.
See VMware Certified Professional for details.
People with the level of experience such as yourself are precisely the reason why VMware allow the Troubleshooting class to qualify for VCP4. I would agree that this sounds like the best way forward to get your certification up to VCP4.
Here are your options:
Your situation is the first box here. I will have an Education team member contact you regarding your other questions.
Jon C. Hall
Technical Certification Developer