Can you self study for the VCP6 or do you still have to take a class?

PlayMaker88PlayMaker88 Posts: 35Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Just curious

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  • LexluetharLexluethar Posts: 516Member
    You can self study and pass, but you will not be certified until you take the class. It's a VMware requirement.

    The class is more introductory than anything and isn't enough to pass the exam, but it's a good refresher. I got 95% of my knowledge outside of the class and from studying on my own and real world experience.
  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 667Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Path 1 on this page: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert

    If you'd be paying for the training yourself, you can take it with an academic partner such as Stanly, to bring the cost down: https://www.stanly.edu/future-students/continuing-education/technology-courses/vmware-vsphere-install-configure-manage
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  • ChinookChinook Posts: 206Member
    I know in some areas public colleges & universities offer the course part time and that can be used to get the certification. VMware has the VCA certification you could take. It's a starter course & will get you on the radar. It's really easy and you don't even have to go take the exam at a testing centre. It's mostly conceptual.

    After that, I'd just learn the VCP stuff & lab at home. Put that on your resume you've completed what you've done and then hope your employer is kind enough to send you off to school. Those courses are some crazy money.

    I've never understood why VMware does that. I think it limits the marketplace. And as Hyper V improves they may well change their minds.
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Chinook wrote: »
    I know in some areas public colleges & universities offer the course part time and that can be used to get the certification. VMware has the VCA certification you could take. It's a starter course & will get you on the radar. It's really easy and you don't even have to go take the exam at a testing centre. It's mostly conceptual.

    After that, I'd just learn the VCP stuff & lab at home. Put that on your resume you've completed what you've done and then hope your employer is kind enough to send you off to school. Those courses are some crazy money.

    I've never understood why VMware does that. I think it limits the marketplace. And as Hyper V improves they may well change their minds.

    The prices are inline with other 5-day training courses and it's their way of limiting paper certs.
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