2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2018 12:43 PM by bowdy25

    VMware certification paths

    techfour Lurker

      Hello Everyone,


      If someone can provide some guidance on how to proceed I will appreciate it.


      I need advise on what exact training and material I should be using to pursue VMware certifications. So far I found some information on the following site -> VMware Certification Guide: Overview and Career Paths


      The site provides the following categories for certification. So I guess I should do them in this order -> VCA -> VCP -> VCAP -> VCDX


      • VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
      • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
      • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)
      • VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)



      Currently I have access to the following VMware training from CBT Nuggets but by looking at the release dates is seems to be outdated.


      VMware Horizon 6 (with View)             Release date 2/4/2015

      VMware VCA-DCV                               Released date 10/2/2014

      VMware vSphere 5.5 VCP5-DCV        Released date 8/25/2014

      VMware vSphere 6 (VCP6-DCV)         Released date 8/31/2015

      VMware vSphere 6.5 (VCP6.5-DCV)   Released date 7/27/2017



      Thanks in advanced.

        • 1. Re: VMware certification paths
          scott28tt Guru
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          There is only 1 VCA certification on Digital Business Transformation - the training is free, the exam is cheap, it's not a pre-requisite for any of the higher level certifications such as VCP - more on it here: VMware Certified Associate - Digital Business Transformation (VCA-DBT)


          For VCP and above, there are 4 separate solution tracks - Data Center Virtualization (DCV), Desktop & Mobility (DTM), Network Virtualization (NV), and Cloud Management & Automation (CMA) - after you have your first VCP you can go deeper (with VCAP/VCDX) or broader (with multiple VCPs).


          VCP certifications have 3 mandatory requirements:


          1. Attend an authorised training course (the CBT Nuggets ones are not authorised)

          2. Pass a vSphere Foundations exam (this is generic across all 4 solution tracks)

          3. Pass the VCP exam


          Have a good look through this mini-site and the various pages - it should answer most other questions for you: Certification

          • 2. Re: VMware certification paths
            bowdy25 Lurker

            VCA-DCV  Was retired as of Dec 31 2017 and the succeeding cert is VCA6-DCV, I had a lot of success and confidence after reading and quizzing myself with the Sybex brand, "VCA-DCV Study Guide book written by Robert Schmidt and Dane Charlton, couple that with the free online resource on the VMWare website:

            Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals [V6]



            Its a mock up exam of 25 questions simulated to the pool of questions you might closely receive on the actual exam, I would schedule to take the exam after I had received a 100% 5-6 times straight if I were you.


            - GOOD LUCK