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VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)

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As the demand for IT professionals with data center virtualization skills increases, it is essential to distinguish yourself in the market with a certification that validates your technical capabilities. Earning your VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization certification does just that.

This industry-recognized certification requires completion of a VMware-authorized training course and hands-on experience with VMware technologies. VCP-DCV certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.

Note: As of January 21, 2014 there are three exams available to qualify candidates for this certification. Learn more.

 



Choose one of the paths below to earn your VCP5-DCV Certification

Path 1: Just starting with Data Center Technologies.
1 Completion of one of the following courses is REQUIRED:
vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] Classroom
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vFlex-ILT
On Demand
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vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5] Classroom
Live Online
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vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V5.5] Classroom
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On Demand
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VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] Classroom
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vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.1] Classroom View Schedule
vSphere with Operations Management: Fast Track [V5.1] Classroom
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2 Choose and pass one of the following exams and get certified:

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
Exam Request VCP510 Exam Authorization
Exam Request VCP550 Exam Authorization
Path 2: If you have any valid VCP certification.
1 Completion of the course below is RECOMMENDED, not required.
vSphere: What's New [V4.X to V5.5]
Classroom
Live Online
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2 Choose and pass one of the following exams and get certified.

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
Exam Request VCP510 Exam Authorization
Exam Request VCP550 Exam Authorization
Path 3: you have completed a 5-day course that qualified for VCP4-DCV Certification, but did not pass the VCP4-DCV exam.
1 Completion of one of the following courses is REQUIRED:
vVMware vSphere: What's New [V5.0] Classroom
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VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.1] Classroom
Live Online
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vSphere: What's New [V4.X to V5.5] Classroom
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2 Choose and pass one of the following exams and get certified:

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5‐DCV)
Exam Request VCP510 Exam Authorization
Exam Request VCP550 Exam Authorization
Path 4: If you are a current VCP5-DCV who took exam VCP510 and now needs to recertify.
1 Pass the following exam before September 30, 2015.
VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam Exam Request VCP550D Authorization
Path 5: If you have an expired VCP Certification for any solution track.
1 Completion of one of the following courses is REQUIRED:
Please note, the course used to earn your expired certification cannot be used towards this new certification – you must take another class.
vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] Classroom
Live Online
vFlex-ILT
On Demand
View Schedule
vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5] Classroom
Live Online
View Schedule
vSphere: Optimize & Scale [V5.5] Classroom
Live Online
On Demand
View Schedule
VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] Classroom
Live Online
View Schedule
vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.1] Classroom View Schedule
vSphere with Operations Management: Fast Track [V5.1] Classroom
Live Online
View Schedule
2 Choose and pass one of the following exams and get certified:

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
Exam Request VCP510 Exam Authorization
Exam Request VCP550 Exam Authorization


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