2 Replies Last post: Jul 27, 2012 4:10 PM by KChristenson  
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Jul 2, 2012 2:40 PM

VCP5 Course and Certification while at VMworld 2012

I am an IT Manager at a small company who is looking to get certified in VMWare. My boss wants to send me to VMWorld 2012 and I am excited to go, but my boss is under the impression that I will be able to take a course to get the VCP5 certification.  When I look online I don't see anything concrete about the VCP5 course or certification tests.

I definitely want to attend VMWorld 2012 (San Fran) but if the VCP course is not offered, my boss may not send me.....

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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1. May 29, 2012 11:49 AM in response to: buddaphunk
Re: VCP5 Course and Certification while at VMWorld 2012
I'm in the same situation and posted a similar inquiry a couple of days ago. From this forum, I've seen similar questions from past conference and found a consistent answer. The VMWorld sessions and hands-on labs do not comprise a substitute for the VCP requirement of attendance at an authorized VMWare training course. While there are education and certification activities at VMWorld's VCP Special Program, I think that those cater to current VCPs who wish to pursue advanced vmware certifications. I plan to attend the vSphere v5.0 fast track course, pass the exam, and shoot for next year's VMWorld conference.
KChristenson Candidate 4 posts since
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2. Jul 27, 2012 4:10 PM in response to: buddaphunk
Re: VCP5 Course and Certification while at VMworld 2012

Hi there - I maybe too late for you, but there are pre-conference training sessions happening the week before the event. They start on the Wednesday prior. The Fast Track is being offered, as is thee Optimize & Scale. They both meet the vcp pre-req and if you take them pre-conference, they are 25% off, come w/ a free exam voucher and 30 days or 30 hours of extended access to the course labs...a pretty great deal.


Sorry if I'm too late - but wanted you to know. Especially if your boss is willing to pay - this is a GREAT deal!


Let me know if I can help any other way.

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