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VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 — Data Center Virtualization Design

Earning this certification validates that you have advanced knowledge of end-user computing environments and components, and are able to recommend and design VMware solutions to meet specific goals and requirements. This industry-recognized certification improves your credibility among your peers and proves that you have a deep understanding of data center virtualization design principles and methodologies.

 
New Candidate Requirements Existing Candidate Requirements FAQs
VCAP6.5-DCV Design Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you hold a valid VCP6.5-DCV certification and no advanced certifications
1: Five years recommended experience relevant to the technology track, plus additional IT experience
2: Recommend attending the VMware vSphere: Design Workshop [V6.5] course

Note: This training is strongly recommended, though not required
+ Path 2: If you hold a valid VCP7-CMA, VCP7-DTM, or VCP6-NV certification but no advanced certifications
1: Five years recommended experience relevant to the technology track, plus additional IT experience
3: Recommend attending the VMware vSphere: Design Workshop [V6.5] course

Note: This training is strongly recommended, though not required


VCAP6.5-DCV Design Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you hold a VCAP6-DCV certification and a valid VCP certification
+ Path 2: If you hold a VCAP6-DCV certification and an expired VCP certification
+ Path 3: If you hold a VCAP6 in a different track and an expired VCP certification

Are the courses listed required?

No, but we strongly recommend them because they are designed to prepare you for this exam.

If I earn VCAP6.5-DCV Design certification and don’t already have VCP6.5-DCV, will I receive it as well?

No. Please see this blog post for an explanation of this policy.

Can I use my VCP6-DCV as a pre-requisite for the VCAP6.5-DCV Design certification?

No, the VCP needs to be the same version as the VCAP you are pursuing. Since this is a new version of the certification, with new objectives, skills, and knowledge required, the VCP6.5-DCV is required for new candidates to earn the VCAP6.5-DCV Design.