Thursday, 21 May 2015

VCP 6 Exam Available – What’s Your Options?

VMware has finally released a VCP 6 Certification Exam. Still in beta for now and there is also a new vSphere 6 Foundation Beta exam. We’ll see the details in this post. The new exam was announced by VMware few days back and we can see that new candidates will now need to take two exams in addition to a required course.

Now it depends on what you have done before or not. If you were certified (and now you expired) or you’re still VCP (current). There are different requirements. Depending on if you never had an occasion to pass a VCP exam or if you have already passed some exam(s) there are different certification paths available.

1. For people which had never been certified – you’ll need to get some experience with vSphere 6. What to do? Attend one of the required training courses – course list and then pass the vSphere 6 Foundations (beta) Exam which has single and multiple choice questions. Then Complete the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Beta Exam

2. Folks that went through VCP 5 training but are not certified VCP will have to attend what’s New course (V5.5 to V6) and complete the vSphere 6 Foundations Beta Exam. Then they’ll have to complete the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Beta Exam.

Migration Paths:

1. You hold a current VCP for any solution track you don’t need to attend a course but VMware recommends vSphere What’s new (V5.5 to V6) and then pass one of those exams:
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Beta Exam –
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Delta Beta Exam

2. Folks which hold an expired VCP certification for any solution track
  • Have to attend one of the required courses –
  • Complete the vSphere 6 Foundations Beta Exam – authorization
  • And  Complete the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Beta Exam – authorization

What is that VCP 6 Foundations Beta exam?

  • vSphere 6 Foundations Beta Exam Single and Multiple Choice.
  • This certification that validates your ability to deploy, configure, administer and scale a vSphere 6 virtualized data center, including administering and troubleshooting virtualization technologies:
  • vSphere HA and DRS Clusters
  • Storage virtualization using VMFS
  • Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control
  • Network virtualization using vSphere standard and distributed switches and Network I/O Control
  • vSphere management using vCenter Server and vRealize Operations Manager Standard
  • Virtual Machines

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