Months after VMware Inc. reminded its VMware Certified Professional (VCP) community back in December that the renewal deadline for their recertification was March 10, an extended deadline was recently announced just a day before the actual deadline.
The announcement was made in a blog post by Paul Sorensen where he announced an extended recertification until May 8 this 2015 year. The extension was granted to all VMware Certified Professionals.
The blog post reads:
“One year ago we announced that the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) program would implement a new recertification policy requirement – requiring candidates to renew their certification every two years. At the time we gave all certification holders a one-year grace period, which ends on March 10, 2015.
As we have talked to customers and partners, we realized that some of our partners (who employ many VCPs) may have not had enough notification to pull their VCPs out of the field/office with sufficient time to get them recertified. Additionally, we were notified that there were some myLearn system issues this weekend that may have impacted some candidate’s ability to log in and get authorized to take an exam.
For these two reasons, we are giving everyone a short extension of the grace period – extending the deadline until May 8, 2015.”
In conjunction with the short extension VMware will also be extending the availability of the VCP5-DCV Delta Recertification Exam until May 8 for those who want to recertify using such exam.