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VMware Certified Professional

As the demand for IT professionals with datacenter virtualization skills increases, it is essential to distinguish yourself in the market with a certification that validates your technical capabilities. Becoming a VMware Certified Professional does just that.

This industry-recognized certification requires completion of a VMware-authorized training course and hands-on experience with VMware technologies. Achieving the VCP certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.


VMware is no longer granting the VCP certification on VMware Infrastructure 3.

Find out how to become a VCP on VMware vSphere 5


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Upgrading your VCP3 certification

VCP3s are encouraged to take the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] course in preparation for the VCP5-DV exam.

Recommended upgrade paths:

Have limited VMware vSphere 4 experience? Looking for a complete refresher on working with VMware vSphere environments?
Upgrade Path: Get your VCP5-DV certification

Already attended a VCP4-DV qualifying class but have not yet achieved the VCP4-DV certification?
Upgrade Path: Get your VCP4-DV and then your VCP5-DV certification Have achieved the VCP3 certification and plan to be managing vSphere 4 environments as well as upgrades to vSphere 5?
Upgrade Path: Get your VCP4-DV and then your VCP5-DV certification

Please refer to vmware.com/go/vcp for detailed VCP5-DV requirements.