VCP6.5-DCV Delta Exam

VCP6.5-DCV Delta Exam Experience

Not so long ago I started to receive reminders from VMware Training Services about the expiration of my VCP6-DCV certification. With so many changes around, I patiently waited for the last reminder, one month to go. Read on for my journey with  VCP6.5-DCV Delta exam.

You generally have 3 ways to renew your certification:

  • Upgrade to VCAP
  • Update with the latest VCP exam (VCP6.5-DCV in my case)
  • Certify in a different technology track (for example VCP7-CMA)

VCP6.5-DCV Delta Exam Preparation

With not so much time left at my disposal, I proceeded with the easiest way I saw: update to the latest VCP6.5-DCV. To achieve this, I had to pass VCP6.5-DCV Delta exam, code name 2V0-622D. Being so late, I started by setting a deadline: I reserved a seat at a Pearson Vue exam center with 8 days before the expiration of my VCP. Why 8 days before? VMware has a policy to wait 7 days before you can re-take an exam, so I decided to have an exit strategy if I fail my first attempt. At this moment I was lucky enough to remember that as a VMUG Advantage member I am entitled to 20% discount on VMware certification exams. Time so save some money 🙂

Next I compiled a list of resources to help me study:

Last step before start to learn was to rebuild my home lab. I trashed everything there and rebuilt it with vCenter/vSphere 6.5.

Fast forward to exam day. Learning Solution exam center was above average from my experience with Bucharest centers. 70 questions and (much less than) 105 minutes later I am a certified VCP6.5-DCV 🙂 How was it? Experience may differ, but I found it pretty easy. Questions were all over the place, so make sure to also read about some less used features (like Content Library).

What did I learn from this experience? Don’t be late, start learning earlier and aim higher 🙂

VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP6.5-DCV)

Constantin Ghioc

I usually play with vSphere API, Ansible, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, and different AWS tools. In my other life I’m a husband and a father, an amateur photographer and a Go enthusiast.

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