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    I was curious to ask if by taking the Vmware course available on Cybrary.it, it would make me an eligible candidate to book the VCP5-DCV exam with Pearson Vue. As far as I know, in order to take the exam is required to take part to an official training class offered by Vmware partners that are pretty expensive. The cost associated with the class is roughly 3000$. I found few cheaper alternatives offered from a few colleges in USA, but if I could self-study I would prefer due my limited budget.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards, Franky.

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  ICTPro.


    Hi @ictpro,

    Unfortunately, our VMware course is Unofficial and attending our training will not provide the necessary eligibility to sit for that exam. Or rather, you can take the exam without any prior consent from Vmware, but they will not issue the certificate, even if you pass the exam, unless you have attended a VMware official training.




    @ictpro, check this out – http://www.stanly.edu/continuing-education/computer-courses/vmware-vsphere.html

    The class is $180 and the books are $46 with $20 shipping.

    This is a VMware certified academy class and you get an exam voucher if you complete at least 80% of the course.

    The labs are pretty good but I would still suggest you build your own lab.



    404, When I clicked the link above. BTW, it’s waitlisted.

    Also, I have yet to verify with VMware whether the course is certified, yes it does say that on the page. I would double check with VMware to be sure.

    Updated link info from Stanly:

    vSphere ICM Course @ North Carolina Stanly Community College

    There are Cybrary Lab offerings as well (I have yet to try them):

    Cybrary VMware Labs

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    Thank you very much for helping to both of you 🙂



    Hey there.

    Budget stopped my VCP track, but one one thing that is worth looking at is the VCA exams. Yes you may get cert snobs looking down on you but ignore all that, the training is very good and 100% free. the exam itself is UK only £75 to take and if you have taken the course they should be easy to pass.

    Its a good foundation overview from a learning perspective and for those of us that use it daily gives you that logo/ brand name on Linkedin/ CV etc. without shelling out 3k!!!



    Samuel Smith

    The VCA seems more like an advertisement than real knowledge, but it is a good look into which VMware offering is appropriate for which scenario. It is cheap though, so makes good resume candy.
    I finished the SCC VMware class a few months ago. It IS a partner with VMware, so gives you the pass to take the cert, BUT does not fully prepare you for the cert test. You will need additional books / labs to get all the knowledge needed. Brian Atkinson’s VCP5 Study Guide is a good resource.
    After I finish a few other courses here at Cybrary, I’ll be checking out the VCP resources. Should we be working for VCP6 instead, since it came out?



    We’re looking at implementing a VMware solution where I work and we’ve taken to the courses here on Cybrary. So I have just a few questions. How well does the course here on Cybrary.it prepare you for the exam? And do those other courses go more in-depth with the administration and implementation of SANs? I’ve noticed the courses here merely recommend you speak with your “Storage Administrator” and it’s information that I would really like to have.


    Shalini Patil

    thanks for helping in VMware!



    It is nice!


    Sardar Shaikh

    THNX for the help !



    This article was really helpful… Thanks a lot!









    Reviving an older thread. Depending on where you live, there may be program(s) that can assist you. I am in the same boat as you guys. Each state may be different, in California like most states we have an ETP program. It is the Employment Training Panel. Also, this information is California specific; however, I do know other states have the same/similar programs. You can at least review the information and try to apply it to your state or country. I was able to take the VCP which on paper was $3,300 for free. There are restrictions, but I HIGHLY suggestion you take the time to look into it if your serious with advancing your career with little backing/fiance from your company and/ or your own pocket (especially the IDT site). Here is a quick run down from the California ETP page (below).

    The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. The ETP was created in 1982 by the California State Legislature and is funded by California employers through a special payroll tax. The ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency. Businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide training. ETP staff is available to assist in applying for funds and other aspects of participation.
    from https://www.etp.ca.gov/

    I have given this schools site not for the classes they offer, but it’s a good explanation of what the program is and how to enter. There are restrictions but they are not that hard to meet, basically if you are employed and make a certain level of income.

    The California Eligibility list for approved school is not that user friendly. I actually search the with terms like ETP California VCP, or something related to what you want. The program is not limited to tech, but this is a tech forum so I’ll leave it at that.

    Hopefully you will have great experience as well. Keep in mind that many school offer boot camp style classes, but not all (mine was not). Boot camps are better for people who have somewhat experience in the tech they are studying for. If your new to the subject, I would advise against a boot camp.

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