VCAP6-DCV Design certification validates your ability to design and integrate VMware V6 infrastructure solutions in multi-site virtualized environments for large enterprises. This industry-recognized certification improves your credibility among your peers and proves that you have a deep understanding of data center design principles and methodologies.

Certification Path if you hold

1. Earn the VCP6-DCV or VCP6.5-DCV

2. (Recommended) Attend one of the training courses

3. Pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design exam

1. (Recommended) Attend one of the training courses

2. Pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design exam

1. Earn the VCP6-DCV or VCP6.5-DCV

2. (Recommended) Attend one of the training courses

3. Pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design exam

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FAQs

If my VCP is expired, but I have a VCAP5 – do I have to get a VCP6 before I can take the VCAP6 exams?

No, since you have a VCAP5 level certification.

If my VCP is expired, but I have a VCAP4 – do I have to get a VCP6 before I can take the VCAP6 exams?

Yes, you have to earn a VCP6 certification first.

Which VCAP exam do I take to upgrade my VCDX5 to VCDX6?

To upgrade from VCDX5 to VCDX6, you will need to pass the VCAP6-Design exam in each specific track.

Are the courses listed required?

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

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

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

How does the VCAP6-DCV Design count towards a VCIX6-DCV?

The VCIX6-DCV is awarded once a candidate holds both VCAP6 exams. If you hold the VCAP6-DCV Design certification, you need only earn the VCAP6-DCV Deploy certification to be awarded the VCIX6-DCV.

However, if you currently hold a previous version of the VCAP, you may upgrade to VCIX6-DCV. See your alternatives here.