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VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Design

VCAP6-DCV Design certification validates your ability to design and integrate VMware V6 infrastructure solutions in multi-site virtualized environments for large enterprises. This industry-recognized certification improves your credibility among your peers and proves that you have a deep understanding of data center design principles and methodologies.

 
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VCAP6-DCV Design Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you hold a valid VCP6-DCV certification but no advanced certifications
1: Two years recommended experience relevant to the technology track, plus additional IT experience
2: Recommend attending the VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6] course

Note: This training is strongly recommended, though not required
+ Path 2: If you hold a valid VCP6-CMA, VCP6-DTM, or VCP6-NV certification but no advanced certifications
1: Two years recommended data center virtualization experience, plus additional IT experience
3: Recommend attending the VMware vSphere: Design and Deploy Fast Track [V6] course

Note: This training is strongly recommended, though not required


DCV Certifications VCA6-DCV VCP6-DCV VCAP6-DCV Design VCAP6-DCV Deploy VCIX6-DCV VCDX6-DCV

Click here if you have this certification and would like to upgrade to the next one.

VCAP6-DCV Design Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you hold VCAP5-DCD certification and a valid VCP
+ Path 2: If you hold a VCAP4 certification and an expired VCP
+ Path 3: If you hold a VCAP5 certification and an expired VCP in the same track

If my VCP is expired, but I have a VCAP5 – do I have to get a VCP6 before I can take the VCAP6 exams?

No, since you have a VCAP5 level certification

If my VCP is expired, but I have a VCAP4 – do I have to get a VCP6 before I can take the VCAP6 exams?

Yes, you have to earn a VCP6 certification first.

Which VCAP exam do I take to upgrade my VCDX5 to VCDX6?

To upgrade from VCDX5 to VCDX6, you will need to pass the VCAP6-Design exam in each specific track.

Are the courses listed required?

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

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

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

How does the VCAP6-DCV Design count towards a VCIX6-DCV?

The VCIX6-DCV is awarded once a candidate holds both VCAP6 exams. If you hold the VCAP6-DCV Design certification, you need only earn the VCAP6-DCV Deploy certification to be awarded the VCIX6-DCV.

However, if you currently hold a previous version of the VCAP, you may upgrade to VCIX6-DCV. See your alternatives here.