VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)

Improve your credibility and deliver business value to your organization by becoming VCP6-DCV certified. This industry-recognized certification validates that you know how to administer and troubleshoot vSphere V6 infrastructures, leveraging best practices to provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform for your company. VCP6-DCV is our most popular certification with more than 100,000 professionals certified around the world.

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VCP6-DCV Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If You are new to VMware Data Center Virtualization technology
1: Gain experience with vSphere 6 (minimum 6 months recommended).
2: Attend one of the required training courses at an authorized commercial training center.
+ Path 2: If you have had previous vSphere 5.x training, but are not VCP certified (not valid for candidates who have an expired VCP certification).

*Click here if you have this certification (non-expired) and would like to upgrade/recertify to the next version.

VCP6-DCV Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you hold a valid VCP5-DCV certification
+ Path 2: If you hold a VCP5 certification for any solution track that has not expired
+ Path 3: If you hold an expired VCP certification in a different solution track
+ Path 4: If you hold an expired VCP5-DCV certification

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Will vSphere V5.x courses satisfy the VCP6-DCV certification upon passing the exam?

No, you must complete a vSphere V6 course to achieve certification if you do not hold a valid VCP certification, or if you hold a valid VCP5-DCV then we recommend you take the vSphere: What's New [V5.5 to V6.0].

Will earning VCP6-DCV certification re-certify my older VCP certification?

Yes, by passing the VCP6-DCV exam you will successfully re-certify.

Do I have to complete the requirements in the order listed?

No, however we strongly recommend that you do so. Also, please note that successfully registering to take an exam does not imply that you meet the certification requirements in full.

If I take a VCP6 course and become VCP6 certified, can I then later use that same course to gain a VCP5? Can the same course be used to gain two different level certifications?

No, a course can be used only once. If you complete a VCP6 course and pass the corresponding VCP6 exam(s), you are not able to use that same VCP6 course towards gaining a VCP5. One course per certification.

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