VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 6 – DCV (Data Center Virtualization) is one of the latest certifications from the house of VMware. This VMware certification validates a candidate’s ability to configure, administer, manage and scale a vSphere V6.0 virtualized data center. The certification demonstrates a candidate’s expertise in a number of virtualization technologies including vSphere HA and DRS Clusters, VMFS, Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control, vSphere standard and distributed switches and Network I/O Control, vCenter Server, vRealize Operations Manager Standard, Virtual Machines, and so on.

This post brings to you the different paths available for existing VMware professionals with either a valid or expired VCP 5 certification to earn this latest certification (VCP 6) in Data Center Virtualization.

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Route / Path 1 to VCP 6 – DCV

If a professional already holds a valid VCP5-DCV certification, all he/she needs to do is complete and successfully pass the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam. The exam includes 65 multiple and single choice questions that test a candidate’s skills to install, deploy, manage and scale VMware vSphere 6 environments.

The following VMware training courses are recommended in order to prepare for this examination:

  • VMware vSphere: What’s New (V5.5 to V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Design & Deploy Fast Track (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track (V6)

Route / Path 2 to VCP 6 – DCV

This path is for those who hold a valid VCP certification for any solution track. Such candidates would need to complete and pass the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam. The exam includes 85 multiple and single choice questions that test a candidate’s skills to install, deploy, manage and scale VMware vSphere 6 environments.

Candidates can prepare themselves for this VMware certification examination by attending any of the following VMware training courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Bootcamp (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Design & Deploy Fast Track (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track (V6)

Route / Path 3 to VCP 6 – DCV

Professionals who hold an expired VCP certification for any solution track can earn this latest VCP certification by following the steps listed below:

Step 1: Attend any one of the following training programs:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (V6) On Demand

  • VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Optimize & Scale (V6) On Demand

  • VMware vSphere: Bootcamp (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Design & Deploy Fast Track (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting (V6)

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage plus Optimize and Scale Fast Track (V6)

Step 2: Complete & successfully pass VMware vSphere 6 Foundations Exam that includes 65 multiple and single choice questions to validate a candidate’s fundamental skills necessary for understanding and deploying VMware vSphere environments.

Step 3: Complete successfully the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Exam

VMware Partners who are recognized by VMware as the Premier Authorized Training Centers provide these VMware training courses to interested candidates. These centers adopt multiple learning methods and provide full support to help candidates pass VMware Certification examinations. It is always advisable to enroll with these authorized centers if you wish to earn VCP 6- DCV Certification.

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