Friday, 28 February 2020

VCP-NV 2020 - vSphere Foundations or not?

As the VCP-NV requirements were updated for 2020, one thing I noticed was that they were slightly different between the NSX-V path and the NSX-T path - one of them requires a pass on the vSphere Foundations exam but the other does not.

NSX-V works with vSphere, therefore the VCP-NV 2020 that includes the NSX-V exam also requires that you pass the vSphere Foundations exam:

As NSX-T does not require vSphere in order to be deployed, the VCP-NV 2020 that includes the NSX-T exam does NOT require that you pass the vSphere Foundations exam:

Completing either set of requirements will give you the same certification.

This is regardless of whether you are Cisco certified or not - the only difference with being Cisco certified is whether you have to attend NSX training.

A useful thing to know...

Friday, 14 February 2020

Winter 2019/20 Update

Well it's been a while since I posted an article, there's a lot been going on in the world of VMware certification in that time!

Let's give you a brief overview of the main news:

2020 Certifications and Badges
As you know, VMware certifications are titled as per the calendar year in which you completed the requirements - so as we moved into 2020 the titles and requirements were refreshed.

Upgrade Paths
Clarification on the processes for upgrading VCPs to the latest version.

Exam Prep courses and DCV help in VMware Learning Zone (VLZ)
VLZ is a subscription-based video training library that gives official content on many VMware technologies, and now includes exam prep content for certain VCP, VCAP, and Specialist exams

Take a look at the VLZ Exam Prep.

There's also a dedicated community forum in VLZ for the VCP-DCV exams.

Benefits and Rewards
A reminder in this blog post of the rewards and benefits of gaining a VMware certification.

Workspace ONE Digital Badges
Three new digital badges were launched for Workspace ONE - here's the blog post with all the info and links.

And some administrative tips too:

How to Purchase Training and Exams
Guidance in this blog post on the various training options available, and how to register for an exam.

Certifications and Digital Badges
Learn about the difference between certifications and digital badges, and how they complement one another, in this blog post.

How to Claim and Display Digital Badges
A blog post on showing off any digital badges that you've earned.

Multiple myLearn Profiles
myLearn is the back-end system used by the VMware Certification team to track training and certification status - but they're associated with an email address. Learn here about how you can have multiple accounts merged.