New VCP-DCV VCP550D Delta Exam…what’s different?


Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert

News of the new VCP5-DCV delta exam (VCP550D) was bitter sweet for me.  Not minutes before the announcement I decided it couldn’t push back my VCAP-DCA any longer or risk needing to re-take the VCP exam to remain certified for 2 more years…now I have another excuse not to dive in.  However, after carefully reviewing the blueprint published at https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=51919&ui=www_cert I found that they blueprints are almost idential – I actually had to look several times to make sure I wasn’t looking at the wrong blueprint!

So, what’s new?

  • Objective 3.3 – Configure and Administer Software Defined Storage:  This objective is focused entirely on VSAN

Yup…that’s it – one new section in the blueprint.  This feels a bit more like a new version of the 5.5 VCP, time will tell once I take the “delta” exam.  Of course this exam is intended for differences between 5.0 and 5.5 yet is still 65 questions.  Curious if anyone has already taken the plunge?

New VCP-DCV VCP550D Delta Exam…what’s different?