Harness the True Value of VMware Technologies with Certifications

We validate the critical skills required to integrate and manage the technology that drives desired business outcomes. Covering multiple technology areas with levels for those new to the industry as well as experts in the field, VMware Certification Tracks give you the flexibility to find the path that suits your needs.

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Certification Tracks

Covering multiple technology areas with levels for those new to the industry as well as experts in the field, our certification tracks make it easy for you to find a path that suits your needs.

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Recertification Requirements

We’ve removed the mandatory two-year recertification requirement to allow you to upgrade and recertify when it’s best for you and your organization.

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Why Get VMware Certified?

VMware Certifications are a badge of honor, designed to validate your expertise and get you where you need to be – proficient today and future-proofed for tomorrow.

Benefits of VMware Certification

  • Recognition of your technical knowledge and skills
  • Greater opportunities for career advancement
  • Official transcripts
  • VMware Digital Badge*
  • Use of the certification logo
  • Access to the exclusive portal & logo merchandise store
  • Invitation to beta exams and classes
  • Discounts from VMware Press
  • Discounted admission to VMware events

    *This benefit is only available for Version 6 and higher certifications at this time. Please note that certification benefits are subject to change at any time.

Discover Certifications and Badges

  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Earning this certification validates your understanding of virtualization concepts and how they drive an enterprise’s digital agenda. It proves that you are familiar with the VMware products and technologies that support VMware Cloud Foundation and Cross-Cloud Architecture solutions including vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and the vRealize Suite.
  • Application Modernization
  • VMware Application Modernization certifications are designed to gauge your level of skill validated by passing specialists exams. Whether it’s developer knowledge of specialized frameworks, or administrator knowledge of emerging technologies like Kubernetes and containers, VMware can help you build an effective team with proven skills.

Certification Levels

    • VCA

    • VMware Certified Associate
  • For Administrators, Architects & Executives

    This entry level certification is ideal for new IT professionals as well as executives making decisions about VMware solutions.

    • VCP

    • VMware Certified Professional
  • For Administrators & Engineers

    This level is designed for IT professionals who install, configure, manage, and optimize VMware solutions.

    • VCAP

    • VMware Certified Advanced Professional
  • For Administrators, Architects & Engineers

    The advanced levels are for those who design and build VMware Solutions (VCAP Design) and manage and optimize VMware solutions (VCAP Deployment).

    • VCDX

    • VMware Certified Design Expert
  • For Architects

    The highest level of certification, VCDX recognizes IT professionals who design, build, and manage VMware solutions and systems.


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General Questions

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Do I have to take the exam within a certain time period after taking the qualifying course?

No. There is no set time frame for taking the exam after attending the class, however, be sure to take the exam before it has been retired.

I have multiple accounts. How do I have them merged?

Send an email to certification@vmware.com asking for your accounts to be merged. List any possible email addresses you may have and indicate which account you would like to keep as your Master account. If you currently work for a Partner company, we highly recommend that you keep your Partner account as your Master so you will not lose your Partner privileges.

VCP Recertification

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VMware Recertification Rollback FAQ

Review the VMware Recertification Rollback 2019 Policy FAQ. Download the PDF

Exam Registration

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Do I need to take the qualifying class before I take the exam?

While you can take the class and the exam in any order, VMware recommends that you complete the course requirement prior to scheduling and taking the exam.

NOTE: By successfully taking and passing an exam, it does not imply that you have met the certification requirements in full.

What if I need to reschedule my exam? What is the cancellation policy?

To cancel or reschedule an exam:

  1. Login to your myLearn account.
  2. Go to either "myEnrollments" or "Getting Started".
  3. Click on "Manage Exams" next to "Single Sign-On to Pearson VUE".
  4. Locate your exam, select either "Cancel" or "Reschedule".

You must cancel or reschedule your exam at least one business day prior to your exam appointment. Cancelling or rescheduling an exam LESS than 24 hours before your appointment will forfeit your exam fees. Exam fees are not refundable for no-shows, and vouchers cannot be replaced.

VCDX Application and Defense Process

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Can I submit a fictitious design on my VCDX Application?

Yes. Any fictitious pieces or design will be evaluated as if they were part of an actual design-and-implementation project.

Can I apply for more than one VCDX Defense at the same time?

No, a candidate can have only one application submitted at any one time. 

New Certification Versioning

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What is VMware announcing?

The VMware Certification team is implementing a new certification name change, where the year will be used to identify when the certification was earned. This change is intended to make it easier for certification holders and potential employers to immediately identify how current a holder’s certification is. This also allows the certification holder to validate the currency of their certified knowledge. The new naming will eventually apply to all VMware certifications and select badges. For example:  

  • Former naming: VMware Certified Professional Desktop Mobility 8 (VCP8-DTM)
  • NEW naming: VMware Certified Professional Desktop Mobility 2018 (VCP-DTM 2018)

What is the benefit to the VMware certification holder?

The new naming gives certification holders predictability, relevancy and clarity.

  • Predictability: Aligning VMware certification to the year versus the product version will support a consistent roadmap. Candidates can better plan and take more ownership of their VMware knowledge and expertise by having an awareness of when new updates and releases can be expected.
  • Relevancy: Naming by the year better communicates the currency of the individual’s VMware skill level and immediately identifies the relevancy of their certification in the marketplace.
  • Clarity: The new naming makes it easier to know which certification to earn when recertifying or upgrading to a different track, and eliminates confusion as to which certification is the most current.  

Remote Exam Proctoring

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Will the exams be the same price?

Yes, VCP = $250 US, VCAP = $450 US

How do I SSO (Single-Sign-On) to Pearson VUE?

You can SSO to PVUE either from the Certification Manager Homepage – ‘Register for an Exam’ or from the Exam webpage ‘Schedule Exam’ option.