VMware Certification Testing
Demonstrate Your Virtualization & Cloud Expertise
VMware offers world-class certifications designed to validate and recognize IT professionals with the technical capabilities and real-world experience needed to effectively design, deploy, and manage VMware technology based solutions. VMware certifications are available in four areas: Data Center Virtualization, Cloud, End User Computing, and Network Virtualization. Each specialty is broken down into distinct certification levels reflective of your skill and competency level:
- VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)
- VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX)
- VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
The exam registration process begins at vmware.com/certification, as all VMware certification exams require prior VMware authorization. Return to this page when you have gained VMware authorization, and are ready to schedule your test.
If this is your first time taking a VMware certification exam, please create a new web account using the Candidate ID provided in order to schedule the exam that you have been authorized to take. This is required even if you have taken other certification exams at Pearson VUE and have an existing account.
On March 10, 2014, VMware announced a new recertification policy. Learn more at VMware.com/go/recertification.
As of March 2, 2015, the following VCAP exams have been retired and registrations will no longer be accepted:
- VCID510 - VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Cloud Infrastructure Design
- VCIA510 - VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Cloud Infrastructure Administration
- VDTA510 - VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Desktop Administration
- VDTD510 - VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Desktop Design
As part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring the integrity of your VMware certification, we are strengthening security measures at testing locations. Security measures include the addition of a digital photo to a candidate’s score report and to the candidate authentication process. Candidates will have their photo taken when signing in for an exam.
Training and Test Preparation
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