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IT professionals are increasingly looking for ways to save time and money. Virtualization is a critical skill that is in high demand. The VMware vSphere6.5 (VCP6.5–DCV) certification validates these skills and prepares learners to take on roles such as systems administrator (sysadmin), IT manager (senior systems manager), systems engineer, and many more.
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5 DCV) certification validates a learner’s knowledge and ability to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere 6.5 environment. The VCP6.5 – Data Center Virtualization exam consists of two exams.
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VMware Certified Professional 6.5 Data Center Virtualization exam (2V0-621).
SPOTO training currently covers both Foundations-level exams and professional-level exams in one comprehensive online course with Keith Barker, VMware VMware vSphere6.5 (VCP6.5–DCV).
VCP6.5-DCV is an intermediate-level certification. We recommend that learners have a basic understanding and experience with virtualization concepts, working with VMware Workstation, familiarity using Windows Server 2012 (or Windows Server 2016), and six (6) months experience working directly with vSphere 6.5.
Downloadable Study PlanSPOTO provides a study plan that maps to VMware vSphere 6.5 course (VCP6.5 DCV). This VMware vSphere6.5 (VCP6.5 – DCV) study plan is downloadable and breaks down the course. It also provides additional learning resources that will help learners to achieve their training goals. Download the VMware vSphere6.5 (VCP6.5 – DCV) study plan.
It is important that you note that the VCP6.5 DCV certification is a VMware Certified Professional-level certificate. To obtain this certification, learners must pass the Foundations exam (choose from version 6 or 6.5). To be eligible to sit for VCP6.5-DCV, learners must also attend an official VMware course (there is eight to choose from and any course can fulfill the attendance requirement).
As mentioned above, in order to be eligible for the VCP6.5 DCV exam, learners must successfully complete an approved VMware course and pass the Foundations exam.
VCP6.5-DCV (exam no 2V0-622)
Exam time: 105 minutes
Number of questions: 70
Passing score: 300
Types of questions: Single and multiple choices, proctored
Register for Exam: Request Exam Authorization through Pearson VUE or VMware*
*Learners need to create an account at VMware in order for them to request exam authorization.
Exam cost: $250 (USD).
Exam objectives: VMware Certified Professional6.5 — Data Center Virtualization (exam number V0-622) (free download PDF).
The VCP6.5 DCV certification is valid for 2 years. There are three options for learners to recertify their VCP6.5 DCV credential.
For your VCP certification, take the current exam;
You can earn a new VCP-level certificate from a different learning track.
You can upgrade your VCP certification to the next level (VMware Certified Advanced Professional, or VCAP).
The Next Step
The VCP6.5 DCV certification is a professional-level certification that opens doors to a wide range of opportunities. After obtaining their VCP6.5 DCV certification, most learners will pursue additional VMware certifications, such as:
VMware Network Virtualization (VCA/VCP)