If you are a current VCP on VMware vSphere 4 or looking to get certified to become one, you are probably wondering if you need to upgrade or if the exam blueprint will change. As far as I know, if you are currently a VCP on vSphere 4 you will not have to upgrade, just as you didn’t need to from vSphere 3 to 3.5. Concerning the exam blueprint, I haven’t heard of any changes yet, but surely the VCP candidate will be tested on the latest VMware vSphere technology and updates. I expect a new blueprint to be release sometime in the late third to early 4th quarter of this year (shoot, maybe sooner, after all this is just an assumption, I don’t have any insider info). There are some good blog posts out there by Scott Vessey on the subject, as well as a good post from Simon Long (he’s getting ready to be a VMware employee, maybe he’s got the inside tip?? Simon? Confirm/deny??). In the meantime, check out this post to ensure you have some good study tips. I’ll be sure to post the news if it breaks on the update to the VCP Blueprint. There has been an update to the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure and Manage course. What used to be a 4 day course has now been expanded to a 5 day course, in which they’ll do a little bit more of a deep dive on the 5th day.

Study hard, know the configuration maximums, the current exam blueprint and start studying the newest on the vSphere 4.1 release. Good luck, don’t hesitate to contact me any time.


Greg W Stuart
Greg is the owner and editor of vDestination.com. He's been a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids. He works as a Sr. Consultant at VMware and resides in Northern Virginia, 15 minutes west of Washington DC.

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