VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vmware vcp certification trainingVCP Certification demonstrates skills and expertise in datacenter virtualization.

A VMware Certified Professional (VCP) has the knowledge and technical skills to install, configure, administer and support datacenter virtualization in VMware's vSphere environment. VCP certification candidates are typically infrastructure personnel with 6+ months experience working with a vSphere implementation.

VMware is the undisputed market-leader in corporate virtualization solutions, so getting VCP certified is a distinctive step toward a lucrative career in the red-hot datacenter virtualization field. Technical schools offer virtualization courses and specialized degree programs that include VCP certification exam prep and/or align with VMware Certified Professional curriculum. Compare matching VMware training programs in the U.S. and online below.

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Skills Measured by VMware Certified Professional Exam

Here are some of the key skills covered in the VCP certification exam. VMware Certified Professionals can...

  • install, configure, upgrade & secure vCenter Server and VMware ESXi.
  • properly identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions.
  • configure vNetwork Standard and Distributed Switches.
  • identify and configure VLAN settings, vSS and vDS Policies.
  • plan and deploy Shared Storage and the Storage Virtual Appliance (SVA) for vSphere.
  • create, deploy and manage Virtual Machines, VM Clones, Templates and vApps.
  • migrate VMs, and backup/restore Virtual Machines using VMware Data Recovery.
  • perform basic troubleshooting for the vSphere Network, Storage and ESXi Hosts.
  • monitor a vSphere implementation and administer vCenter Server Alarms.

Download the VMware VCP Certification Exam Objectives for the complete curriculum.


VMware Certified Professional Exam

  • VCP: VMware Certified Professional
vmware vcp5 certification exam objectives VMware Certified Professional Exam Objectives

VCP5 Test Format: Computer based, multiple choice
VCP5 Time Limit: 90 minutes
VCP5 Exam Length: 85 questions
VCP5 Exam Cost: $225 USD
VCP5 Passing Score: 300 out of 500


VMware Certified Professional Prerequisites

  • Required: VCP5 candidates must attend one of two VMware authorized training courses: VMware vSphere: Fast Track v5.0 or VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage v5.0
  • Recommended: 6 months experience working with a VMware vSphere implementation, or equivalent hands-on education


VMware Certified Professional Training & Education

Browse the top-rated campus & online degrees, certification boot camps and self-paced video courses matching the VMware Certified Professional certification and related career tracks.

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Course Highlights & Certifications

Bachelor's - Network Administration

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Bachelor
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
    • CompTIA Cloud+ and Linux+
    • Dell EMC Info. Storage Associate (EMCISA)
    • Microsoft MTA Certs in Database, Security & Cloud Fundamentals
  • Prepare for In-Demand Roles in Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Networking
  • VMware Enterprise Application Deployment
  • Configure, Secure and Support IT Networks
  • Design & Manage Cutting-Edge Cloud Solutions

BS - Network Technology: Cisco

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Bachelor
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA): Routing and Switching
    • CompTIA A+ and Network+
  • Enterprise Network Design & Administration
  • Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures
  • Install and Support Telecommunication Systems
  • Technology Project and Process Management
  • Explore Hot Topics inc. Network Virtualization, RFID, Mobility & Cloud Computing

AAS - IT: Network Administration

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Associate
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Prep for Entry-Level IT Jobs in Networking, Tech Support & Cybersecurity
  • Microsoft Windows Administration Training
  • Design and Manage Cisco Computer Networks
  • Network Security and IT Risk Management
  • Intro to Programming & Web Development

M.B.A. Technology Management

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Master
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Prerequisite: Bachelor's
  • Prepare to Lead Organizations in the Planning, Design and Operations of IT Systems
  • Applied Managerial Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing & Decision-Making
  • Led by Experienced Technology & Business Pros
  • Use IT to Foster a Real Competitive Advantage
  • Enterprise Network and Database Management
  • Study the Business Impact of IT Innovations
  • IT Project Management and Team Leadership

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VMware Certified Professional Salary

VMware Certified Professional Salary $88,000


Average salaries for VMware Datacenter certified professionals:

  • VCP: VMware Certified Professional: $88,000
  • VCAP: VMware Certified Advanced Professional: $103,000
  • VCDX: VMware Certified Design Expert: $156,000

Average salaries for VMware Desktop certified professionals:

  • VCA-DT: VMware Certified Associate: $81,000
  • VCP-DT: VMware Certified Professional: $98,000
  • VCAP-DT: VMware Certified Advanced Professional: $115,000

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VMware Job Openings

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