VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is a badge of honour, designed to validate your expertise and get you where you need to be – proficient today and future-proofed for tomorrow.


How much does a VMware certification cost?
All VCTA, VCP, and VCAP exams will now be charged a flat fee of USD $250.00. The new fee structure will take effect on May 6, 2024, and will apply to all new registrations, renewals, and retakes.

Do I need to take the qualifying class before I take the exam?
Beginning May 6, 2024, completing a training course or other prerequisite certification will no longer be a prerequisite for students seeking certification. This allows greater flexibility to demonstrate your skills and knowledge on your own terms. It is important to note that certification upgrades will continue to be offered through official courses.

Do VMware certifications expire?
As of 5 February 2019, VMware certifications do not have a mandatory recertification requirement. However, recertification is widely recognized in the IT industry and beyond as an important element of continuing professional growth. If your skills are not current, your certification loses value. Staying current on your certifications enhances your credibility and demonstrates a commitment to your career, your employer, and your customers.

What is VMware’s exam retake policy?
There is a seven (7) calendar day waiting period after all failed attempts for proctored VMware certification exams for these levels:

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)

For example, if a candidate fails the exam on 1 March, then they may retake the exam on 8 March or later. Once a candidate passes a proctored exam, they cannot take that exam again until a new major exam revision is released.

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