VMware released recently a new certification exam VCP-DCV 2020 based on the vSphere 7 product. Until now, to become VCP-DCV you had the option to pass VCP-DCV 2019 based on vSphere 6.7, which btw, is still a valid certification exam not expiring any time soon.
The VCP-DCV 2020 certification validates candidate skills to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere V7 infrastructure, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.
The new exam costs $250. The duration is 130 minutes and there is 70 Questions. The passing score is 300. There are Single and Multiple Choice questions. The exam code is 2V0-21.20.
The Professional VMware vSphere 7.x Exam (2V0-21.20) will give you a title VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2020 certification.
What exams you can pass to become VCP-DCV 2020 if you hold no certification?
At first, get some experience with vSphere. Then you must attend mandatory training. There are 14 different trainings that you can choose from and that is entitled to give you the right to follow the path to VCP-DCV 2020.
Then you must pass one of the foundations exams (vSphere 6 foundations, 6.5 foundations or 6.7 foundations.). This one is easy, there is 105 min for it, you have 65 questions and the cost is $125.
Next step is to pass one of the Professional Data Center Virtualization Exams:
Screenshot from the certification page.
What’s are the benefits to become a VCP certified?
- 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
VCP-DCV 2020 Guide?
Well, it’s not written yet.. .-:) The plan is to write this guide over a couple of months because as you can imagine, there is a lot of work to do.
It will be based on VMware Exam Guide from the 2V0-21.20 (short PDF with chapters) which is the guideline. There you can find the name of the chapters required for the exam and the links to the VMware Official documentation. As you can imagine, with this, you’ll have a lot of work to study.
Note: If you’re a reader of ESX Virtualization blog you know that a Free VCP-DCV 2019 Study Guide is available for download as a PDF at our partner Nakivo. Our detailed page about that exam is here – VCP-DCV 2019. You can use this guide to pass VCP-DCV 2020 certification.
Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Will VSphere V6.5 Courses Satisfy The VCP-DCV 2020 Certification Upon Passing The Exam?
No, you must complete a vSphere 6.7 course to achieve certification if you do not already hold a current VCP certification. If you have taken a vSphere V6.5 course, you may take the VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.7] or VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.7] – On Demand course and it will qualify.
Will Earning VCP-DCV 2020 Certification Re-Certify My Older VCP Certification?
Yes, by passing the VCP-DCV 2020 exam you will successfully re-certify.
I Have Completed VCP6.5-DCV Exam Only, Am I Eligible To Take Version 6.7 Course And VSphere Foundation Exam?
If you have completed 2V0-622 VCP6.5-DCV exam on or after 16, January 2019, then you are eligible to attend vSphere 6.7 version course and vSphere 6.7 Foundation exam to fulfill the requirements towards VCP-DCV 2020 certification track.
I Have Completed Only Version 6.0 Course; Can I Complete What’s New [5.5-6.7] Course To Fulfill The Training Requirement Towards VCP DCV 2020 Certification Track?
No, candidates who have completed the version 6.5 courses can only be eligible to attend What’s New [5.5 – 6.7] course to fulfill the training requirement towards VCP DCV 2020 certification track.
Source: VMware Education Services