VMware have made a change the VCP5-DT, it now has a pre-requisite, which is to attend a qualifying course before you gain the certification/qualification.
It’s not as straight forward as you might think, as there are two paths open, one if you hold the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) or VCP-Cloud and one if your don’t.
If You DON’T Hold VCP5-DCV
If you don’t hold the VCP5-DCV then you need to attend one of the qualifying courses.
- VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage v5.0
- VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage v5.1
- VMware View: Desktop Fast Track v5.0
- VMware View: Desktop Fast Track v5.1
- VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage v5.2
You are able to sit the exam and pass it without going on a qualifying course, you just won’t have the certification appear on your transcript.
If You DO Hold VCP5-DCV or VCP-Cloud
If you do hold he VCP5-DCV or VCP-Cloud then you can need to sit and pass the VMware View VCP510-DT Exam
It appears that VMware Education are trying to align the VCP qualifications so that attending a qualifying course is a pre-requisite.
What’s A Qualifying Course?
VMware have a list of training partners who adhere to the required standards. Essentially these partners have the official rubber stamp to teach you the student the course material.
To find out who who in your Country/State/City is authorised, use the VMware Training Center search facility.