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FAQ: VMware Certification Exam Registration


Where do I go to register for a VMware exam?
Why do I have to have a VMware Training (myLearn) account to register for an exam at Pearson VUE?
Why do I have to provide my address when registering for an exam?
Why do I need authorization for an entry level exam?
Why do I have to wait 15 minutes to schedule the exam?
It’s been more than 15 minutes since I requested authorization to register. Why can’t I schedule my exam?
Why am I being reassigned a new Candidate ID?
Where can I see a listing of all my VMware certifications?
Where can I find my Candidate ID?
Where can I see a listing of all my VMware certifications?
Where can I see a list of the certification exams for which I have been authorized?
I need to reschedule an exam that I had originally scheduled prior to July 19, 2013. Which Candidate ID should use?
Can I use my VMware Training (myLearn) username and password to sign in at pearsonvue.com/vmware?
What is the difference between Candidate ID, Certification Number, VCP#, VCP ID, VMware ID, and VMWare Training (myLearn) ID?
Will you still track Certification Numbers?
What should I do if my transcript at the VMware Certification site (mylearn.vmware.com) is not complete?
I received two emails, each with a new Candidate ID? What should I do?

Where do I go to register for a VMware exam?

The exam registration process for VMware certification exams starts at www.vmware.com/certification. Begin here to determine the certification you wish to achieve and to check for any pre-requisites. When you are ready to take the certification exam, click the “Register” link so that your authorization can be processed. Next, schedule the specific testing location, date and time by going to www.pearsonvue.com/vmware.

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Why do I have to have a VMware Training (myLearn) account to register for an exam at Pearson VUE?

To streamline the certification exam registration process, and provide you a single consolidated view of your training and certification histories, the systems at VMware and Pearson VUE have been integrated. You will need a VMware Training (myLearn or Partner University) account to begin the exam registration process.

The exam registration process for VMware certification exams starts at www.vmware.com/certification. Begin here to determine the certification you wish to achieve and to check for any pre-requisites. When you are ready to take the certification exam, click the “Register” link so that your authorization can be processed. Next, schedule the specific testing location, date and time by going to www.pearsonvue.com/vmware.

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Why do I have to provide my address when registering for an exam?

During each exam registration, you will be prompted to provide a mailing address. Any shipments of items such as a printed Certificate will be sent to the address provided here. Please provide a valid and current mailing address. We cannot accept to PO Boxes or APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

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Why do I need authorization for an entry level exam?

As of July 19, 2013, all certification exams will require authorization. VMware certification exams are delivered by a third-party testing vendor, Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE will require prior authorization from VMware before exams can be scheduled. VMware will authorize candidates upon validating email address, mailing address, and relevant training and certification history. Authorizations will be processed automatically for you from vmware.com/certification.

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Why do I have to wait 15 minutes to schedule the exam?

Your exam authorization request can take up to 15 minutes for the systems to process. We appreciate your patience. If more than 15 minutes have elapsed and you are still not able to schedule your exam at Pearson VUE (pearsonvue.com/vmware), please contact certification@vmware.com.

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It’s been more than 15 minutes since I requested authorization to register. Why can’t I schedule my exam?

If this is your first time testing with VMware certifications, please create a new Pearson VUE web account using the Candidate ID provided in order to schedule the exam that you have been authorized to take. This is the case even if you have taken other certification exams at Pearson VUE and have an existing account.

If you are still not able to schedule your exam at Pearson VUE (pearsonvue.com/vmware), please contact certification@vmware.com.

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Why am I being reassigned a new Candidate ID?

To streamline the certification exam registration process, and provide you a single consolidated view of your training and certification histories, we have updated our candidate tracking systems. Part of this update was the creation of a new Candidate ID for all users.

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What happened to my VCP/Certification Number?

We will no longer be using "Certification Numbers" such as 00001 or VCAPDCA-123456 going forward. If you are a veteran certified individual, you’ll find your original VCP Certification number reflected in the last digits of the new Candidate ID.

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Where can I find my Candidate ID?

You can find your Candidate ID by logging in at vmware.com/certification to access myProfile.

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Where can I see a listing of all my VMware certifications?

All the VMware certifications you have achieved are listed on your myTranscript page, which you can access by logging in at vmware.com/certification.

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Where can I see a list of the certification exams for which I have been authorized?

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I need to reschedule an exam that I had originally scheduled prior to July 19, 2013. Which Candidate ID should use?

You will need your new Candidate ID in order to access the Pearson VUE scheduling system.

Note: You will not be able to use the “Reschedule” function at Pearson VUE. Instead, first cancel the existing appointment. (Fees or vouchers will be returned.) Then schedule a new appointment by going to vmware.com/certification.

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Can I use my VMware Training (myLearn) username and password to sign in at pearsonvue.com/vmware?

No. While your complete certification candidate account information is maintained within the VMware Training portal, you will need to maintain a separate web account at Pearson VUE in order to access their scheduling system. This web account Username and Password is separate from the myLearn Username and Password.

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What is the difference between:

  • Candidate ID – Common ID which identifies a VMware certification candidate both at VMware.com/certification and at PearsonVUE.com/vmware. These IDs begin with the letters “VMW-.” (Formerly, the Candidate ID, or “CCID” was your VMware testing ID at Pearson VUE. These older IDs began with the letters “VCP.”)
  • Certification Number – Formerly, a Certification Number was assigned to each certified individual in sequential order. These numbers are no longer being used. If you are a veteran certified individual, you’ll find your original VCP Certification number reflected in the last digits of the new Candidate ID.
  • “VCP#” – Candidates often referred to their Candidate ID or their Certification Number as their “VCP#.” Please make note of your Candidate ID as this is your identifier going forward.
  • “VCP ID” – Formerly, the Pearson VUE website referred to the Candidate ID as the “VCP ID.” Please make note of your Candidate ID as this is your identifier going forward.
  • “VMware ID” – Formerly, the Pearson VUE website referred to the Candidate ID as the “VMware ID” for advanced exams. Please note your Candidate ID as this is your identifier going forward.
  • VMware Training (myLearn) ID – Username (usually your email address) used to sign in to the VMware Training or the VMware Certification portal.

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Will you still track Certification Numbers?

No.

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What should I do if my transcript at the VMware Certification site (mylearn.vmware.com) is not complete?

If you find that you are missing certifications and/or courses on your transcript, it is possible that you registered for these items under a different account. Our support team can research this for you and assist you in merging the accounts. Please email certification@vmware.com with a list of email addresses that you may have used during account creation at Pearson VUE or VMware. And please indicate which email address you would prefer to keep associated with your VMware Training account. Note: If you are a part of the VMware Partner Network, your corporate email should be used, so you can continue to access all your Partner benefits.

Email format for Account Merge Requests to: certification@vmware.com

    Subject: Request to merge VMware Training (myLearn) accounts

    Account 1
    Email address:
    Do you still have access to this email?
    Candidate ID (if applicable):

    Account 2
    Email address:
    Do you still have access to this email?
    Candidate ID (if applicable):

    Which email do you wish to keep associated with your VMware Training (myLearn) account?

    Are you currently a registered VMware partner in the VMware Partner Network? If so, what is the name of the partner organization?

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I received two emails, each with a new Candidate ID? What should I do?

Please email certification@vmware.com with both email addresses and Candidate IDs. And please indicate which email address you would prefer to keep associated with your VMware Training (myLearn) account. Note: If you are a part of the VMware Partner Network, your corporate email should be used, so you can continue to access all your Partner benefits.

Email format for Account Merge Requests to: certification@vmware.com

    Subject: Request to merge VMware Training (myLearn) accounts

    Account 1
    Email address:
    Do you still have access to this email?
    Candidate ID (if applicable):

    Account 2
    Email address:
    Do you still have access to this email?
    Candidate ID (if applicable):

    Which email do you wish to keep associated with your VMware Training (myLearn) account?

    Are you currently a registered VMware partner in the VMware Partner Network? If so, what is the name of the partner organization?

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