VMware certifications are a great way to validate hard-earned skills. Not only do they help demonstrate knowledge, they also provide opportunities for career advancement.
There are different levels of VMware certifications: Associate, Professional, Advanced Professional and Expert. There’s no mandatory requirement to recertify after a certain time period, although it’s good to upgrade your skills to the later version to keep yourself up to date with technology changes and maintain a competitive edge.
Alongside the new courses and updates, VMware has now released the Professional VMware vSphere 7.x exam (2V0-21.20). Completing this exam leads to the VMware Certified Professional – Data Centre Virtualisation 2020 certification (VCP-DCV 2020).
It's a 70-item exam with a passing score of 300 using a scaled method. Candidates are allotted an exam time of 130 minutes, which includes adequate time to complete the exam. The exam is delivered through Pearson VUE and can also be taken online (proctored).
Once you have passed the exam, you’re able to use the VMware digital badge – great for adding to LinkedIn to promote your skills.
It is a VMware requirement that you need to attend a course before sitting the exam. Attending QA's VMware vSphere 6.7: Install, Configure, Manage course will help you to prepare for this exam. This is available in one of our training centres or via virtual classroom – which offers all the benefits of classroom training from home. The exam can then be booked via an exam voucher (please contact us for more information) or online.
If you’d like further information, please visit: QA.COM/VMWARE
Download the VMware Exam Preparation Guide PDF here.
Good luck with your studies and passing the exam!
Bryan O’Connor, Principal Technical Learning Specialist
Bryan O’Connor is a Principal Learning Specialist and looks after QA's VMware, CompTIA and Cloud Credential Council (CCC) curriculums. He delivers a wide range of courses and holds over 50 CompTIA, Microsoft, VMware and other technical certifications himself.
Bryan has worked in the IT industry since 1986 when he was a hardware engineer on Commodore Pets, then moved into networking, and later specialised in virtualisation and cloud technologies. In 1997 he started working for QA training as a Microsoft and VMware trainer.
Bryan has taught VMware Products since 1997, became a VMware vExpert in 2012 and has worked with VMware in developing their range of vSphere courses. He speaks at various technical events and owns and runs his own VMware blog at www.bryanoconnor21.co.uk.
Starting with DOS, Bryan has worked with Microsoft technologies since 1986 and taught it since 1999. He runs his own YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/bryanqa, which hosts hundreds of Microsoft demo videos.
Bryan has been a member of the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) expert panel since its inception, has co-written white papers and has also been a member of the CCC talks sessions.
Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a Grand Prix on the TV, when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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