Vmware cert

slee335slee335 Posts: 124Member
Is it possible to take the vmware exam without taking the course n get the cert.i just got a new job n the worker there mention he got his vmware cert n I asked him how much he pay for the class course. He said he self study n took test n said he can show me the card

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  • HailHogwashHailHogwash Posts: 87Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think if it is VCP level there is class requirement that must be met before the cert can be recognized/accepted by vmware.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    You can take the test without the course, but you won't be VCP without sitting the course. You'd be a 'Guy who passed the VCP test' rather than a 'Guy who is VCP'. Makes sense ?

    Weeks / Months later, when you sat the test, you'd become VCP.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    * sat the course I mean
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I believe you can still get VCP-NV w/out taking a class if you're a CCNA.
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  • TacoRocketTacoRocket Posts: 497Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    That option is available up to January 2016.
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    Then the industry will be flooded with VCP's. icon_wink.gif

    Curious if the foundations class will cost a boatload though.
  • LexluetharLexluethar Posts: 516Member
    I hear a like of people griping about this. You do have to sit the course before being able to get certified. Although (please correct me if i'm wrong) when i signed up for my exam it required me 'authorize' my course to allow me to take the exam. So before even going through pearson's website and signing in i had to have an authorization code for my exam. I couldn't get that authorization code until i signed into my vmware's website, selecting the class i took and having it authorized.

    Point being i couldn't even get to the registration page for the exam without having that authorization code. Maybe there is another way around it that i missed.

    As for sitting the class, i think it's a good thing. There are thousands of CCNA / MCSA certification holders out there that don't know squat about the technology. They memorized the exam questions from brain **** sites, signed up for the exam and got their certification. With the VCP requiring a course (expensive course at that) it weeds out those users out there that simply just take a certification. Someone cannot simply memorize for a week and sign up for the test with the VCP, you have to shell out a big chunk of change as well. I also don't see this as a big revenue generator for them. Just look at vmware's website to see how many of these classes they offer - it's not a lot (IE not making millions of dollars off of it).
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Yes you need to sign in to vmware and get authorization, but the process is fully automated and it is news to me that you need to select a course you have taken .. Never seen this before. The authorization process merely connects you to VUE.

    I know a lot of people who have taken the exam prior the course as their company only funded the exam, but not the course and they just wanted to have it in the bag in case the company does fund the course.
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  • GSXRulesGSXRules Posts: 109Member
    You can take the VCP5-xxx exams w/o a class but you are not certified w/o meeting the training requirement.

    I haven't tried getting an authorization for Foundation/VCP6-xxx w/o a class but I assume you still can.

    Ways to get the cert w/o a class:
    CCNA->VCP-NV or VCP6-NV->VCPx-xxx

    CCIE->VCIX-NV->VCPx-xxx

    Be a VMware employee

    Be a Premier partner (this was the case two? years ago but expired last year)

    Take university courses that meet the standard and pass the exam (I don't know if this is still available and really this means you still get training just not a "normal" ICM course)


    Note that unlike pre-recert-requirement as long as your certs don't expire there is no continuing education charge. In the past there was a 4/6-month window after a new version came out (and they came out ~every 2 years) where you could upgrade w/o a class. After that you needed a 2-day $1200 "What's New" class.
  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 655Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    GSXRules wrote: »
    Ways to get the cert w/o a class:
    CCNA->VCP-NV or VCP6-NV->VCPx-xxx

    CCIE->VCIX-NV->VCPx-xxx

    Be a VMware employee

    Be a Premier partner (this was the case two? years ago but expired last year)

    Take university courses that meet the standard and pass the exam (I don't know if this is still available and really this means you still get training just not a "normal" ICM course)

    The Cisco options, yes but only til the end of January 2016.

    Employees and partners have the same training requirements as anyone else these days - yes there was a limited period where Premier/Enterprise partners had an exemption, but as you said it expired.

    Some colleges/universities are VMware IT Academy partners - meaning that they offer ICM training to individuals (rather than to those having their training paid for) - the much talked about Stanly CC is one example of a VITA.
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  • RuminusRuminus Posts: 56Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    VCP-NV goes away at the end of this month per my VMware Training web portal.

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  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 655Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Ruminus wrote: »
    VCP-NV goes away at the end of this month per my VMware Training web portal.

    Yes, because of VCP6-NV which replaces it. In fact, all current VCP-NV holders are automatically awarded VCP6-NV.

    The Cisco exemptions remain for VCP6-NV til the end of January.

    More here: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64294&ui=www_cert
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  • slee335slee335 Posts: 124Member
    I'm thinking he might have vca instead of vcp. i think vca you don't need to take a class
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