VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)

Improve your credibility and increase value to your organization by becoming VCP6.5-DCV certified. This industry-recognized certification validates that you know how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere V6.5 infrastructure, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.

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VCP6.5-DCV Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you are new to VMware Data Center Virtualization technology
1: Gain experience with vSphere 6.5 (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 6.0 training, but are not VCP certified (not valid for candidates who have an expired VCP Certification).
1: Attend the VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] training course.

VCP6.5-DCV Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you hold a valid VCP5-DCV or VCP6-DCV certification
+ Path 2: If you hold a VCP6 certification for any other solution track that has not expired
+ Path 3: If you hold an expired VCP certification in a different solution track
+ Path 5: If you hold an expired VCP6-DCV certification

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Will vSphere V6 courses satisfy the VCP6.5-DCV certification upon passing the exam?

No, you must complete a vSphere V6.5 course to achieve certification if you do not already hold a valid VCP certification.

Will earning VCP6.5-DCV certification re-certify my older VCP certification?

Yes, by passing the VCP6.5-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 VCP6.5 course and become VCP6.5 certified, can I then later use that same course to gain a VCP6? Can the same course be used to gain 2 different level certifications?

No, a course can be used only once. If you complete a VCP6.5 course and pass the corresponding VCP6.5 exam(s), you are not able to use that same VCP6.5 course towards gaining a VCP6. However, since training is only required one time as long as you keep your VCP current, you are not required to take another training to earn a second VCP, so you can simply take another VCP exam to earn that certification.

How do I share my VCP6.5-DCV badge?

When you’ve earned a VMware badge, you will receive an email notification alerting you to claim your badge. When you accept your badge, you’ll be brought immediately into a sharing workflow that allows you to share to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, embed in a personal website, or share over email.

What are the benefits of a badge?

  • A single source that combines your credentials and provides a complete overview of your skills
  • Digital badges allow for you to easily share your accomplishments in social media
  • Provides employers with easy, valid verification of your VMware credentials