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VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Deployment

The industry-recognized VCAP6-DCV Deploy certification validates that you know how to deploy and optimize vSphere V6 infrastructures. It proves that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage best practices that provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform for your organization.

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

If my VCP is expired, but I have a VCAP5 certification – do I have to earn 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 the VCP6 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 Deploy 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 Deploy count towards a VCIX6-DCV?

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