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VCP5 recertification options

Discussion in 'VMware Certifications' started by jk2447, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi All, I've been out of certification for a little while and I feel like I haven't got a clue any more. Could someone help me figure out what my options are to stay VMware certified please? I am a VCP4 and VCP 5-DCV, which expires in 28-Feb-2016.

    I've checked online but I'm out of touch and slightly confused by this statement [VMware recertification page]:
    "Is there a course requirement to recertify?
    Previously, a candidate was given a limited amount of time to upgrade their existing certification, after which a course was required. Effective with the announcement of this recertification policy, a candidate can recertify anytime within their two-year recertification period, without a course requirement. However, we recommend that you do enroll in training, as hands-on experience through on demand or live (classroom or virtual) classes will provide you with the latest education to better prepare you for the exam. "

    Any help would be much appreciated. Sadly although I have a design role in my company, I've done hardly any VMware related work in the past 11 months :'( Something I might have to think about going forward, perhaps move to another account. Cheers, Jim
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Name Date Certified
    [​IMG] VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization 28-Feb-2014

    Certified as: James King
    Valid through: 28-Feb-2016
    Candidate ID: VMW-01209387M-00406127
    eCertificate:

    [​IMG] VMware Certified Professional 4 - Data Center Virtualization 24-Feb-2012

    Certified as: James King
    Valid through: 28-Feb-2016
    Candidate ID: VMW-01209387M-00406127
    eCertificate:
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Jim, no course requirements unless you let it lapse.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Sorry mate I know I'm being dim here. No course requirements for anything in the 5.x range of certs is that? That won't cover 6.x will it. Course it won't thats a silly question just checking. I'd try for a VCAP 5 DCD but it would take a mountain of study and even then....
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Jim, as a current VCP you are entitled to take any VCP exam (or VCAP-DCA\VCIX) to renew your certification without attending any valid training course, that changes when the VCP expires.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Thanks mate, woo hoo what to pick :)
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  7. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well I have picked the VCP-NV exam in a months time (I booked the exam today).
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Great choice mate, it looks really good that. I might join you there, NSX is awesome. Also I can see where I've been going wrong with regard to what I can sit. Looking at each cert as you say, it says any valid VCP negates the course. If you log in and then go to the section where it says what you can sit next, it still says you need the courses for everything except a VCAP5 or VCP5-DCV :S Thanks for pointing this out to me mate
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  9. waynewonder

    waynewonder New Member

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    I'm in the same boat have to resist in February not sure what to do intend to take. Something by Xmas as to get it out the way for Xmas
     
    Certifications: MCP
    WIP: MCSA
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Definitely, start 2016 off well
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  11. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I may well do VCP-NV and VCP6 this year now :)
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  12. waynewonder

    waynewonder New Member

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    Yeah deffo want to get back into my VMware stuff not used it much since version 5 as mainly deal with Sccm which I'm trying to branch off from into other areas
     
    Certifications: MCP
    WIP: MCSA

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