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VMWare VCP 5 Certification

Hey to any certified VCP's out there.  Ive been working with VMWare since ESX 3.5 and Id like to finally get certified.  Ive read about 100 boot camps and schools that have authorized vmware training centers.  I guess my first questions is, is there any way to become certified without paying a couple of thousand dollars for the course on a product I already know?  If not can someone tell me a good resource for how good these authorized centers are.  Or possibly the cheapest path to becoming officially a VCP.
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You need to complete an authorized class as a requirement prior to taking the test.  

There is no exception to that requirement that I'm aware of, but you don't have to go to a bootcamp to get the training as you can take it directly from VMware or authorized trainer.

You can get reduced costs for training and testing if you buy a VMUG membership, I think the cost and savings wash out each other so it may be worth it just for the time it takes to do it.

AFAIK, The only "free" way to get certified is to work for VMware.  ;)  They have support centers near Denver and Toronto (plus another one in Ireland) and are currently looking for TSE's.  Last I heard, they give new TSE's about 6 weeks of classroom instruction and a voucher for the VCP test as all TSE's have to be certified within a certain amount of time after being hired.
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i see the links for the vcp training from vmware but i cant find pricing information,  how much is the online course from vmware?
OK is their a listing somewhere of courses and their prices?  I would go with the cheapest route
$2796 for the Install, Configure and Manage.

Go to the following link, select the Online Course, Select Get Price Quote

you need to register
lots of good information, stinks i have to take this class when i already know the product