Friday, 31 July 2020

July 2020 Update

Here's my monthly update on the latest news with VMware training and certification!

vSphere 7 exam for VCP-DCV 2020
The Professional vSphere 7.x exam is now live and available for testing. This exam will be key for those taking the most common VMware certification - VCP-DCV.

A few things to note about how the release of this exam affects you if you're working towards your VCP-DCV 2020:

1. If you already hold VCP-DCV 2020 from completing the older vSphere training and exams this year, passing this new exam on vSphere 7 will NOT result in you being awarded any additional certification
2. If you pass this exam as part of working towards your VCP-DCV 2020, you WILL NOT also need to pass a vSphere Foundations exam
3. If you ignore this exam and are working towards your VCP-DCV 2020 with the Professional vSphere 6.7 exam, you WILL also need to pass the vSphere 6.7 Foundations exam
4. The vSphere 6.7 Foundations exam and Professional vSphere 6.7 exam will both be retired at some point, but don't worry yet as there is no date set for their retirement

Read the official news on the exam release.

VMWorld 2020
For the first time, VMWorld goes virtual - and you can attend most sessions for FREE! There are some sessions reserved for those who buy a Premium event pass, but a FREE General pass gives you access to most sessions.

As if that's not already enough of a reason to register, you will also get access to special sessions from the Education Services team AND exam voucher discounts too!

So you really have NOTHING TO LOSE by registering and attending...

More new exams and courses
The Advanced Deploy vSphere 6.7 exam is also now available - this is one of the advanced-level exams for the VCAP-DCV 2020, the older exam based on vSphere 6.5 retires on November 30th.

On demand courses are now available for vCloud Director and vSphere 6.7 > 7.0, plus some new courses for NSX-T and VMware Cloud Foundation - the July announcements page has more information and links.

Regular readers will already know about VMware Learning Zone and the special Premium subscription promotion currently running, new content is released all the time - here's the most notable content for July.

Local and remote testing - COVID-19
For the latest information on testing centre re-opening and remote exams, read this blog post.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

June 2020 Update

Here's a summary of all the June 2020 news from VMware Education Services.

Exam Releases
New exams are available on NSX-T for the VCP-NV 2020 and VCAP-NV 2020, plus there's a new exam on vRealize Automation for the VCP-CMA 2020.

Check this blog post for links to the exam guides.

Course Releases
Lots of new courses are now released on products such as Tanzu, vSphere 7, NSX-T, VMware Cloud on AWS, Horizon, vSAN, and vRealize Lifecycle Manager.

This blog post has details and links of all new courses.

New content in VMware Learning Zone
I mentioned in a previous post about the promotion offering a free 6-month Premium subscription for VMware Learning Zone, this blog post highlights the latest content available.

In addition to the VLZ offer, there are other promotions running within each of the geographical regions - free exam vouchers when you attend certain courses.

Check this blog post for full details.

Remember you can always check the latest promotions on this web page.