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I'm presently holding a VCP4 and VCP5 cert and when I initially took both tests/classes, there was no expiration date and now, all of a sudden, my Vmware certs are only allowed to be certified for 2 years?  Did did VMware change this rule/law and what can I do about it?  Would I need to take the 5.5 test that would renew my "old" certs?
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by:Praveen Kumar Bonala
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Hi,
as per my knowledge cert. is valid for 2 years only, you need to renew or upgrade or expand your certification to keep your cert. valid.
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by:uppercut7141
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What's the latest cert for Vmware 5.5?
  I have vcp4 and vcp5
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40578106
Yes, this has been changed, you will need to do your VCP 5.5 Exam quickly, before your VCP EXPIRE!

March 2015 is the cut off date. After this date, you will need to re-do a training course, and pass the exam, as your VCPs would have expired.

see here

https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=45082&ui=www_cert

I went through this all with another EE VCP, see here

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_28494150.html

He has since passed!

You may want to hold off, and see what is announced next week Feb 2nd is the launch of VMware vSphere 6.0
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by:Praveen Kumar Bonala
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Agreeing with Andrew Hancock.
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by:uppercut7141
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Hello,

So just to be sure, I need to take the VCP 5.5 exam, eventhough I have not attended the training?  Again, I already have the VCP 4 and VCP 5.  I'm planning on taking the VCP 6 once it comes out, but then again, maybe I should skip the VCP 5.5 cert?
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Correct, your existing courses and certs, allow you just to take the VCP 5.5 exam, before March 2015.

If you let it expire, you will then need to do a VMware vSphere 6.0 course, and exam, to get your VCP 6.0.

But to get a VCP 6, you will need to do a vSphere What’s New [V5.5 to V6] course anyway, before you can do exam.

So it probably comes down to cost or the course, a 2 day versus 5 day course!
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