VCE™ Certified Professional Program Policies And Guidelines

Recertification Policy
Exam Retirement Policy
Exam Retake Policy
Exam Scoring
Certification Credential Acquisition And Logo
VCE Certified Professional Confidentiality

Recertification Policy

Earning a VCE™ Certified Professional credential is a great achievement. Staying up to date is equally important. 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 two-year Recertification Policy. Within that two-year window, a credential is considered active. A reminder will be mailed when a VCE Certified Professional is within the six month window of a credential lapse. To retain the VCE credential without lapse:

  • Retake and successfully pass the VCE-CIA certification [this must always be active for any other credential to be considered active]

    AND

  • Retake the most current exam required for your level of credential to be active

    OR

  • Earn a credential for a higher level

Examples:

A. A VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Implementation Engineer (VCE-CIIE) credential will expire in two years. A reminder will be sent six months prior to your credential expiration date. There are two (2) options to maintain a VCE Certified Professional credential:

  • Retake and successfully pass the VCE-CIA certification [this must always be active for any other credential to be considered active]

    AND

  • Pass current version of the VCE Vblock® Systems Deployment and Implementation Core exam (210-010) and your chosen Specialty exam

    OR

  • Achieve Master CI Implementation Engineer (VCE-CIMIE)

B. A VCE Certified Converged Infrastructure Administration Engineer (VCE-CIAE) credential will expire in two years. A reminder will be sent six months prior to your credential expiration date. There are two (2) options to maintain a VCE credential:

  • Retake and successfully pass the VCE-CIA certification [this must always be active for any other credential to be considered active]

    AND

  • Pass the current version of the VCE Vblock® Systems Administration exam (220-010)

    OR

  • Pass the VCE Vblock® Systems Master Administration Engineer exam (320-010) to achieve VCE-CIMAE

Exam Retirement Policy

When an exam retires, it may be replaced by another exam and the previous exam will be phased out. VCE will notify candidates once a new exam is published.

Exam Retake Policy

If a candidate does not pass a VCE exam on his or her first attempt, he or she must wait at least four weeks (28 days) between each additional attempt of that same VCE exam.

Exam Scoring

Passing scores are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change. At the completion of an exam, candidates will receive a score report, along with a breakout by exam section and the passing score for the given exam.

Certification Credential Acquisition And Logo

Within three (3) weeks of passing the exams required for the VCE credential, the candidate will receive a welcome email and an official VCE Certified Professional digital logo and logo use guidelines. Candidates may use certification logos, certificates, and other collateral in accordance with the published Logo Guidelines in the Candidate Agreement.

If the candidate has not received their logo within four (4) weeks, please contact VCEcertification@vce.com.

For VCE Certified Professional Logo Use Guidelines, refer to the official guidelines document.

VCE Certified Professional Confidentiality

Except for administrative purposes with VCE, exam results and personal information will remain confidential and will not be disclosed by VCE to any party other than the examinee, unless there is written permission from the examinee. This would include pass/fail data, exam scores, and a list of certification credentials held. VCE respects the confidentiality and privacy of the candidate’s information.

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