The clock is ticking… Current VCP5-DCVs who need to recertify their VCP can do this until 30. November 2014 by passing the VCP5-DCV Delta exam (VCP550D). The exam can booked online via Pearson VUE and it’s delivered as an online exam. This means, that you don’t have to visit a Pearson VUE test center to take the exam. The costs for the exam are 90,- € plus taxes (in my case ~ 107 €).
This delta exam is focused on the differences between VMware vSphere 5.1 an vSphere 5.5, and it is available to existing VCP5-DCVs who took the VCP510 exam and need to recertify on or before 15. March 2015. The exam consists of 65 questions. You have 75 minutes time to answer them. If you’re a non-native english or japanese speaker, you will granted 30 minutes extra time.
I recommend to take the chance and take the exam. You have the choice: Answer 65 questions about vSphere 5.5, or pass a complete VCP5 (DCV, Cloud, EUC, NV) or VCAP exam. I would choose the lesser evil. ;) When you’re an experienced VCP, then you will pass the delta exam without much prep. Check the blueprint and you will see: No nasty stuff, IMHO quite simple stuff. I passed the exam in the first attempt between breakfast and lunch. ;) Go, go, go!
The VCP550D availability was extended until 10. March 2015.
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