VCP-IaaS vs. VCP-Cloud: Cloud Exam Faceoff

Great article for those undecided on VCP-Cloud versus VCP-DCV + VCP-IaaS.


Today (and today is 13th February 2013) VMware released the VCP-Cloud exam, which is in turn gives you the right to call yourself VCP-Cloud certified.

Attention! In February 2014 VMware released yet another VCP-Cloud exam, VCPC550 which is based on vCloud Director 5.5 and vCloud Automation Center 5.2.


But there are two paths to the certification:

  1. If you have VCP-DV, you can take the VCP-IaaS exam and then be VCP-Cloud certified.
  2. If you complete one of the prerequisete courses you can take the VCP-Cloud exam and then be VCP-Cloud Certified.
    • The prerequisetes courses are vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage or VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware vCloud (v 1.5).

As you can see we have a VCP-Cloud and a VCP-IaaS exam to acquire VCP-Cloud certification.


If we compare the two exams they are similar on some levels, but the amount of sections on each of them to process is HUGELY different…

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