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?
With a new year comes the new version of certifications. As the version of the certification, you earn is based on when you finish the requirements, any certification you earn now will be the 2024 version; for example, VCP-DCV 2024, VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCAP-DCV) Deploy 2024.

Many of the certifications still accept the same exam version that was available in 2023, but new exam versions will continually be updated and published. To upgrade an existing certification to 2024, follow the upgrade policy described by VMware.

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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