VMware Training and Certification

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At Fast Lane, you’ll gather the industry-recognized skills required for an in-depth knowledge of VMware! Our instructors will help you build the technical competencies you need to successfully install, manage, deploy and support VMware software. Whether you are looking for an expanded role within your team or simply entertaining new career opportunities, the VMware Certified Professional Program will propel you towards that goal.

VMware Curriculum Details
Our VMware curriculum is designed for any technical professional, including partners, end-users, resellers, and consultants seeking a broader knowledge of virtual infrastructure. We offer four VMware certifications, including:

  • Data Center Virtualization Solutions
  • End User Computing Solutions (Desktop)
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Network Virtualization Solutions

We’ve also tailored each of these certification paths to different career levels: VMware Certified Associate (VCA), VMware Certified Professional (VCP), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), and VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX). Read about our different programs in the VMware certification path chart below.

VMware Training and Certification Resources

VMware Certification Benefits
  • Industry recognition of your technical knowledge and skills
  • Use of the VMware Certified Associate, Professional, Advanced or Expert logo
  • Access to the exclusive VCA, VCP, VCAP or VCDX Portal & Logo Merchandise Store
  • Invitation to beta classes and exams
  • Discounted admission to VMware events
  • Complimentary license of VMware Workstation
  • Greater opportunities for career advancement

VMware Certification Track Chart

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VMware Certification Paths Associate Professional Advanced Implementation Expert Design Expert

Data Center Virtualization



VCAP6-DCV Design




VCAP6-DCV Deploy

Desktop & Mobility



VCAP6-DTM Design



VCAP6-DTM Deploy

Cloud Management & Automation



VCAP6-CMA Design




VCAP6-CMA Deploy

Network Virtualization



VCAP6-NV Design



VCAP6-NV Deploy

VMware Certified Professional Recertification Policy

The VMware recertification policy provides four recertification options:

  1. Take the current exam for your existing VCP certification solution track. For example, if you are a VCP3, you could take the current VCP5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) exam.
  2. Earn a new VCP certification in a different solution track. For example, if you are a VCP-Cloud, you could recertify by earning VCP5-Desktop (VCP5-DT) certification.
  3. Advance to the next level by earning a VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification. For example, if you are a VCP5-DCV you could earn VCAP5-DCA certification.
  4. Renew your current VCP5 DCV by completing a limited-time, streamlined delta exam. The exam is based only on the delta (new) material between the vSphere 5.0/5.1 and vSphere 5.5 exams.

Recertification Process
  • You will be notified that your certification is due to expire via the email associated with your MyLearn account. Your transcript will also show the dates your certification is valid.
  • To recertify, you must pass any VCP or higher-level exam within two years of earning your most recent VCP certification.
  • Failure to recertify by the required date will result in revocation of your certification.
    • If your certification is revoked, you will lose access to the VCP portal and your right to market yourself as certified for that certification, which includes the use of VMware certification logos. Also, your transcript will reflect that your certification is no longer valid.
    • In order to regain certified status if your certification is revoked, you must satisfy all the pre-requisites for that certification as a new candidate.
    • You cannot use the same course that was used to meet the pre-requisite for your revoked certification to meet the pre-requisite for your new certification.
Certification Retirement Date Replacement

VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Design (VCAP-CID)

March 2, 2015

VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Administration (VCAP-CIA)

March 2, 2015

VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Administration (VCAP-DTA)

March 2, 2015

VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD)

March 2, 2015

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 - Data Center Administration (VCAP4-DCA)

May 31, 2014


VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 - Data Center Design (VCAP4-DCD)

May 31, 2014


VMware Certified Professional 4 - Desktop (VCP4-DT)

May 31, 2014


VMware Certified Associate 4 - Desktop (VCA4-DT)

August 26, 2013

VMware Certified Professional 3 (VCP3)

March, 2010

VMware Certified Professional 2 (VCP2)

March, 2008