VMware Certified Associate 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCA6-DCV)

Gain greater credibility when discussing data center virtualization, the business challenges that vSphere is designed to address, and how virtualizing the data center with vSphere addresses those challenges. You'll be able to define the technical requirements for data center virtualization, describe and differentiate vSphere related products and technologies and identify common use cases and how they can be addressed.


Please note: This certification will retire on December 31, 2017.

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VCA6-DCV Certification Requirements
1: There is no course requirement, but we recommend you complete the following free eLearning course: Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals.
2: Pass the latest VMware Certified Associate 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam.

Please note: As of August 1, 2016, this exam has been updated. Please review the blueprint and new recommended training to help determine the knowledge and skills requirements for passing the exam.

VCA6-DCV Certification Requirements

There is no migration path for this certification.


"For me and my company, the VCA certification gives a third-party validation to the knowledge I have of VMware products. It gives value to our customers, validating that I know how VMware products can help fulfil their infrastructure needs."
- Miguel Angel Vega Hirata, VCA-DCV and VCA-Cloud

"My focus is on acquiring multi-vendor and multi-technology skills...getting my VCA is part of that preparation."
- Pradeep Kumar Gadde, VCA-DCV, VCA-Cloud, VCA-WM

Do I have to complete the requirements in the order listed?

No, however we strongly recommend that you do so. Also, please note that successfully registering to take an exam does not imply that you meet the certification requirements in full.

There is a new version of the exam (1V0-621). What if I studied using the training for the older exam?

The Fundamentals course is still the same course, so it will serve you well. However, the new exam covers additional objectives. If you follow the link under How To Prepare, you will see the additional training materials, including the same Fundamentals course. As with any exam, be sure to look through the blueprint to determine if you are prepared to answer questions in every area.

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