Happy Tuesday to the Community! In January VMware released an updated VCP-DCV 2023 Exam Blueprint for vSphere 8. It came out in good timing, at least for me, for a couple reasons. First, I wanted to get my DCV certification up to date, since for the past 2 years was not able to because the exam version on Pearson had stayed the same since I last took the vSphere 7 version in April 2021. Second, I had a long several week recovery period at home the past 2 months so it gave me plenty of time to review all (most) of VMware's vSphere 8 User Documentation and update my VCP-DCV 2021 Study Guide to 2023.
As some of you know, I've been creating various certification Study Guides for close to 15 years. I started making them for my benefit to help me in my certification preparation studies. Regardless of the vendor certification, to be able to pass a technical certification exam, you need to comb through mountains of user documentation, as well as the obvious need to get hands-on experience using the technology. I create these guides to summarize mostly what I read in all the documentation, and also provide input based off my hands-on experience from using the software.
What’s New for VCP-DCV 2023
Quite a bit is new, actually. My 2023 Study Guide has 18 more pages in it than my 2021 editiion. In its updated Blueprint, VMware has added the need to know about VMware vSphere with Tanzu and its components. They also added an Objective on new SmartNIC technology with Data Processing Units (DPUs) through their Distributed Services Engine (DSE). Additionally, you'll be required to know about VMware vSphere+ and, back from a long hiatus, the VMware vCenter Converter utility.
Exam Details and Study Guide
As with previous VCP-DCV exams, the test has 70 questions, and you have 135 minutes to complete it. I believe with past exams, there was more time allotted for non-English speaking locations. It is noted on the 2023 Blueprint, the time allowed is regardless of language. You also have the option to take the exam at a testing center or online. I have yet to take the updated VCP-DCV exam myself, but plan on doing so soon. Hopefully I can come away with a pass. I'll share when I do to let everyone know how I did and what they can expect.
To download my latest VCP-DCV 2023 Study Guide on vSphere 8, follow this link. I hope this document helps you in your VCP studies. Don't hesitate to reach out to me here, or on social media platforms, if you have any questions or find any discrepancies.