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VCP upgrade from VCP4 to a VCP5

Update: Thanks to Scott and Joe for pointing out like VCP 3 to VCP4 there is approximately six month period where existing VCP’s need only sit the exam (until Feb 2012). This is great news!

So the upgrade path from VCP4 to VCP5 requires you attend a “Whats new V5” course (after Feb 2012). I personally have always found introduction courses a light on technical content and heavy on marketing and general features overview.

I would much prefer a specific upgrade course that was a heavy technical deep dive followed by a difficult exam. Considering VMware is will be requiring this course they must ensure that their customers and partners get value for money.


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  1. July 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    From what I gather, I don’t think you need to take the Whats New course, or any course for that matter until 2-29-12 if you are already a VCP4. However, I do agree with you on the need for a more technical course with a good deep dive. Especially for those folks who haven’t had a class like that for some time. There is plenty of stuff to forget in a long period of time.

  2. July 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    It will only become mandatory for a VCP4 to take the vSphere 5: What’s New course as part of gaining VCP5 after the end of February 2012.

    • July 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks Joe and Scott, I totally
      missed that line in the upgrade page. It’s good to see VMware applying consistent upgrade paths for certifications compared to previous releases.

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