VCE™ CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM FAQS

What is the VCE Certified Professional Program?
When will the other tracks be ready?
Will the third party (non-VCE) study materials that are available on the Internet allow me to prepare for VCE Certified Professional Exams?
Are there legal agreements or terms and conditions associated with the exams?
What does the candidate receive as a result of being certified?
Will my certification expire?
What is the cost of an exam?
How do I register for a VCE exam?
Can you tell me more about VCE Certified Professional exam vouchers?
Can EMC Training Units or EMC Subscriptions be used to purchase an Exam?
Can I use an EMC exam voucher to register for a VCE exam?

What is the VCE Certified Professional Program?

The VCE™ Certified Professional Program enables VCE internal, partner and customer engineers who design, deploy, and manage VCE Vblock Systems to demonstrate their expertise by passing a job-role based, legally defensible exam.

When will the other tracks be ready?

The VCE Certified Professional Program Deploy and Manage tracks are fully available. The first of the exams within the Design track is expected to be available early 2016.

Will the third party (non-VCE) study materials that are available on the Internet allow me to prepare for VCE Certified Professional Exams?

No, third party study materials on the Internet are not legitimate. Please be aware that study materials available through sources other than VCE/EMC/Cisco/VMware are not legitimate. Candidates will be in violation of VCE's Exam Security Policies if illegitimate study materials are used to prepare for an exam. Legitimate VCE™ Study Guides are available through specific exam pages, as outlined on the VCE Certified Professional Exams page.

Are there legal agreements or terms and conditions associated with the exams?

Yes, before a candidate takes the exam they must sign a Candidate Agreement, which is a legally binding document with VCE terms and conditions, as well as security policies.

What does the candidate receive as a result of being certified?

Within 7-10 business days of passing the exams required for the VCE credential, the candidate will receive a notification email from VCEcertification@vce.com prompting he/she to log in to the VCE Certification Tracker. Once logged in and Demographics updated, the candidate can access their certificate, associated logo for use and other benefits. Candidates may use certification logos, certificates, and other collateral in accordance with the published Logo Guidelines in the Candidate Agreement.

Will my certification expire?

Earning a VCE Certified Professional credential is a great achievement. Keeping current demonstrates a candidate’s commitment to career growth, their employer and their customer base. The VCE Certified Professional is also recognized for continued growth with VCE. VCE has a 2-year Recertification Policy. Within that 2-year window, a credential is considered Active. Reminders will be mailed to VCE Certified Professionals when there is an upcoming credential lapse.

What is the cost of an exam?

The exam required for VCE-CIA certification is available free of charge and is included in the Vblock Systems Foundations eLearning course. Course registration is required in order to access the exam. However, completing the eLearning course is not a prerequisite. The exams required for Deploy and Manage certifications cost $200.00 USD for partners and customers for each attempt. Cost is uplifted or decreased depending on local currency. Pearson VUE accepts payment as outlined on their website.

How do I register for a VCE exam?

The exam required for VCE-CIA certification is available free of charge and is included in the Vblock Systems Foundations eLearning course. Course registration is required in order to access the exam. However, completing the eLearning course is not a prerequisite. Register for any Deploy or Manage exam at Pearson VUE, VCE’s test delivery partner. Pearson VUE will administer the exam in a secure, proctored environment.

Can you tell me more about VCE Certified Professional exam vouchers?

Exam vouchers for VCE Certified Professional exams are electronic vouchers that may be used as payment at Pearson VUE testing facilities, the sole testing provider of VCE Certified Professional exams. Visit the VCE Voucher Store to purchase your vouchers. VCE Vouchers may be purchased in quantities of 10 or more for a 20% discount. These vouchers are not redeemable for EMC, VMWare, RSA, ITIL or other certification exams. These vouchers are not redeemable for EMC, VMWare, RSA, ITIL or other certification exams.

Can EMC Training Units or EMC Subscriptions be used to purchase an Exam?

No form of EMC currency can be applied. The only way to purchase a VCE exam is with a credit card or VCE issued Voucher.

Can I use an EMC exam voucher to register for a VCE exam?

No, EMC exam vouchers cannot be used as payment/to register for a VCE Exam. EMC exam vouchers are intended only for EMC exams. The same applies to EMC exams; VCE vouchers cannot be used to register for EMC exams.

For all other questions, contact VCEcertification@vce.com

Introducing the VCE Certification Tracker!

The VCE Certification Tracker is the primary location for all your VCE Certified Professional certification tracking needs. Log in to your account to track your VCE certification status, view a history of your exams, view your certificates and much more. Visit the VCE Certification Tracker.

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