Sunday, 29 July 2018

How to Study for the VMware Certified Professional 6.5 - VCP 6.5 - Exam

“VCP certifications expire two years from the date it was earned.”

It’s nearly 2 years since I did my VCP 6 (late September 2016), and I require an up to date VCP certification for my work, so it’s time to refresh my VCP 6 to VCP 6.5 (I absolutely do not want to sit through the course again.)

General VCP 6.5 Information

Two exams I can take:
- since they are both 70 questions and $250, I’ll take the 2V0-622 (doesn’t make any sense to me that the Delta exam is the same price and same number of questions as the full exam.)

Check out the following:
Official Exam Blueprint PDF:
Exam Code: 2V0-622 Exam Prep Guide Version 7.2

Interestingly, there are no free practice tests anymore, just paid for tests from:

And there is an official cert guide that also costs money (it is for 2V0-621 though):

This is the best unofficial guide I saw (by the always reliable Vladan Seget), and it’s free:

Documentation/References/Recommended Reading

These are the major documentation references from the Official Exam Blueprint PDF.
You won’t have time to read them all, just answers are in there somewhere:





This following PDF should be added to the list above:


There’s always likely to be a question from -
- which - unless you’ve got a photographic memory - is nigh on impossible to memorize.

The following KBs and smaller articles mentioned in the Blueprint are worth a look, since there’s likely to be a question or two that’s answered by these:


Additional KBs and smaller articles not mentioned in the Blueprint which might be worth a look:


Other Materials

Hands on experience and labs!

Try VMware Hands-on Labs

VMware Hands on Labs Catalog

Exam Cram Notes

Might be helpful:

The End Goal!

Image: VMware Certified Professional 6.5 Data Center Virtualization

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