Earning this certification validates that you have advanced knowledge of end-user computing environments and components, and are able to recommend and design VMware solutions to meet specific goals and requirements. This industry-recognized certification improves your credibility among your peers and proves that you have a deep understanding of data center virtualization design principles and methodologies.

Recommended Path if you hold

1. Earn the VCP6.5-DCV

2. (Recommended) Attend one of the training courses

3. Pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Design exam

1. (Recommended) Attend one of the training courses

2. Pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Design exam

1. Earn the VCP6.5-DCV

2. (Recommended) Attend one of the training courses

3. Pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Design exam

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FAQs

Are the courses listed required?

No, but we strongly recommend them because they are designed to prepare you for this exam.

If I earn VCAP6.5-DCV Design certification and don’t already have VCP6.5-DCV, will I receive it as well?

No. Please see this blog post for an explanation of this policy.

Can I use my VCP6-DCV as a pre-requisite for the VCAP6.5-DCV Design certification?

No, the VCP needs to be the same version as the VCAP you are pursuing. Since this is a new version of the certification, with new objectives, skills, and knowledge required, the VCP6.5-DCV is required for new candidates to earn the VCAP6.5-DCV Design.