VMware Certification Testing

Demonstrate Your Virtualization & Cloud Expertise

VMware offers world-class certifications designed to validate and recognize IT professionals with the technical capabilities and real-world experience needed to effectively design, deploy, and manage VMware technology based solutions. VMware certifications are available in three areas: Data Center Virtualization, Cloud and End User Computing. Each specialty is broken down into distinct certification levels reflective of skill and competency level.

Certification Exam Registration

Note: The exam registration process begins at vmware.com/certification, as all VMware certification exams require prior VMware authorization. Return to this page when you have gained VMware authorization, and are ready to schedule your test.)

If this is your first time taking a VMware certification exam, please create a new web account using the Candidate ID provided in order to schedule the exam that you have been authorized to take. This is the case even if you have taken other certification exams at Pearson VUE and have an existing account.

VMware Certification Exam Registration FAQ

New Recertification Policy

On March 10, 2014, VMware announced a new recertification policy. Learn more at VMware.com/go/recertification.

Data Center Virtualization

VCA-DCV certification qualifying exams:

  • VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization Exam (web-based exam)
    Exam code: VCAD510. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam

VCP-DCV certification qualifying exams:

  • VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Exam
    Exam code: VCP550. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam
    Note: VCP5 (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5) has been renamed VCP5-DCV. This certification has pre-requisite coursework. Learn more.
  • VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization Exam
    Exam code: VCP510. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam
    Note: VCP5 (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5) has been renamed VCP5-DCV. This certification has pre-requisite coursework. Learn more.
  • VMware Certified Professional 4 – Data Center Virtualization Exam
    Exam code: VCP410. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam
    Note: VCP4 (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4) has been renamed VCP4-DCV. This certification has pre-requisite coursework. Learn more.
    • Candidates have until April 30, 2014, to register for this exam, and until May 31, 2014, to take the exam.

VCAP-DCA certification qualifying exam:

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration Exam
    Exam code: VDCA550. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration Exam
    Exam code: VDCA510. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 – Data Center Administration Exam
    Exam code: VDCA410. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam
    • Candidates have until April 30, 2014, to register for this exam, and until May 31, 2014, to take the exam.

VCAP-DCD certification qualifying exam:

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design Exam
    Exam: VDCD510. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 – Data Center Design Exam
    Exam code: VDCD410. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam
    • Candidates have until April 30, 2014, to register for this exam, and until May 31, 2014, to take the exam.

Cloud

VCA-Cloud certification qualifying exams:

  • VMware Certified Associate – Cloud Exam (web-based exam)
    Exam code: VCAC510. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam

VCP-Cloud certification qualifying exams:

VCAP-CID certification qualifying exam:

VCAP-CIA certification qualifying exam:

End User Computing

VCA-WM certification qualifying exam:

  • VMware Certified Associate – Workforce Mobility Exam (web-based exam)
    Exam code: VCAW510. Request Authorization | Schedule Exam

VCP-DT certification qualifying exams:

VCAP-DTD certification qualifying exam:

VCAP-DTA certification qualifying exam:

Enhanced Security Measures

As part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring the integrity of your VMware certification, we are strengthening security measures at testing locations. Security measures include the addition of a digital photo to a candidate’s score report and to the candidate authentication process. Candidates will have their photo taken when signing in for an exam.

Scheduling

Appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. Pearson VUE offers a variety of scheduling options—

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
  • Schedule Test through Local Test Center

Training and Test Preparation

VMware Training

VMware Training provides industry-leading technical training and certification that build and recognize the virtualization knowledge and expertise needed to transform IT. Whether you prefer classroom, live online, or self-paced courses VMware offers training options to fit your needs.

VMware Certification Marketplace

The VMware Certification Marketplace online store brings together leading publishers, practice exam providers and other content experts to provide best-of-breed learning resources. It’s the one-stop-shop for exam vouchers and exam prep resources that can help you prepare for VMware certification exams and, ultimately, career advancement.

VMware Press

VMware Press is the official publisher of VMware books and training materials that provide guidance for the critical topics facing today's technology professionals and students.

For More Program Information

Detailed information about VMware certifications can be found by visiting VMware Certification.

Last updated 2014-04-23