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VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 — Data Center Virtualization Design

Earning this certification validates that you have advanced knowledge of simplifying data center operations through virtualization with vSphere 6.5 and its related 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.