Logical Operations, the largest courseware publisher in the world, is excited to bring you the Certified Virtualization Professional – VMware vSphere v6.0 and v6.5 certification track (known as CVP). This certification track is designed by leading industry practitioners and is an immediate way for VMware vSphere administrators at all levels to demonstrate knowledge, skill and competency in vSphere technology without all the cost and hassle of official VMware certification.
VMware Official VCP Certification Requirements CVP was created as an alternative to VMware's own VMware Certified Professional in Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV). VCP-DCV sets the standard for virtualization professionals. It is highly respected and in great demand.... but it is unattainable for most people? Why? Because VMware insists that VCP candidates sit an authorized VMware class before registering for the two exams needed to achieve VCP. (Actually, on their certification roadmap, VMware recommends that candidates sit both VMware vSphere 6.5 Install, Configure, Manage [v6.5] class and VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale [v6.5] class.
VMware will not allow you to challenge the VCP-DCV exam unless you have taken a class directly from VMware or one of its authorized partners (who pay big money to VMware for access to authorized courseware). In fact a seat in a VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage [v6.5] class from Global Knowledge can cost you $4,195USD. Global Knowledge sells seats in VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale [v6.5] for $4,495.
Without the knowledge taught in both vSphere Install, Configure, Manage and vSphere Optimize & Scale, it is unlikely you will be successful with VCP certification. But, unless your company is willing to cover the cost for these two courses, it is highly unlikely you would be able to afford $8,690USD needed to meet VMware's imposed academic requirements for VCP certification.
Why Choose CVP?
Job Appropriate. The CVP certification program is designed to
help you demonstrate that you posses the appropriate technical knowledge for entry
level, intermediate and advanced VMware administrators. Our program is
not focused on top-tier features aimed at limited customers. Instead,
the program focuses on the core functionality. We make our program more
relevant to the knowledge and tasks required of operators and
Obtainable. Time is precious
and no one has enough of it to waste on all of VMware’s requirements.
The CVP certification requires no training so you can learn on your own time and in your own way. And, with CVP, there’s no two exam
requirement. Unlike VMware’s VCA and VCP certifications, Logical
Operation’s CVP certification is easily accessible and suitable for
self-study or on-the-job learners.
Which CVP Level is Right for Me?
CVP is offered in two Levels, so that junior and intermediate / advanced administrators can achieve certification:
- CVP Level 1: vSphere v6.0 or v6.5 operators & junior administrators, with 1 year of basic, day-to-day vSphere administration experience
- CVP Level 2: Experienced vSphere v6.0 or v6.5 intermediate & senior administrators, with 1+ year of senior day-to-day vSphere administration experience
How Can I Get More Information?
Logical Operations has extensive documentation on CVP. Please review the following resources:
How Do I Use the Exam Voucher?
To use the exam voucher from this auction, please:
- Complete your exam voucher purchase. Be sure to select the correct voucher based on the version of vSphere you want and your experience level
- Follow the instructions received with the voucher to create an account on Pearson VUE's website
- Select the CVP exam and enter your voucher code
- Select a local Pearson VUE testing center
- Select the date / time you wish to challenge the exam
- Complete your exam request and print out your appointment information
- Show up at the testing center at least 15 minutes before the start of your exam
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. If I pass CVP Level-1, is there an upgrade exam to take me to Level-2?
A. No, you would need to purchase another exam voucher to challenge the Level-2 exam.
Q. Is my CVP certificate verifiable?
A. Yes, you can show prospective employers your CVP certificate via your account on Pearson VUE's web site
Q. Is this a web based exam?
A. No, you must show up in person at the Pearson VUE testing center you selected, and you must present two pieces of ID. This is done to help ensure the integrity of the testing process and the CVP certificate.
Q. VMware expires VCP certificates after 2 years. Does CVP expire?
A. No. Once you've earned CVP for vSphere 6.0 or 6.5, your certificate never expires.
Q. VMware VCP tests for additional products like vRealize, vSAN and Horizon View. Does CVP also test for knowledge with these products?
A. No. We test you only for vSphere features. We do not expect you to have knowledge or experience with complimentary VMware products.
Q. I need more information. Where can I find it?
- Exam roadmap
- Find detailed exam objectives
- Self assessment tools
- And more...