VMware - VCP5-DCV [V5.5] Certification Boot Camp

The fastest way to get VMware vSphere 5.5 certified, guaranteed.

Training Information

Duration: 5 days (50 hours)

Course Overview

Our VMware vSphere 5.5 Certification Training Camp is a 5-day hands-on interactive course that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 5.5, and satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam which is taken onsite during class.

The course is based on VMware® ESXi 5.5 and VMware vCenter Server™ 5.5. and also incorporates relevant real-world on-the-job situational scenarios that go beyond the content of standard VMware programs, and are bolstered with Training Camp's award-winning exam preparation techniques. You get the outcome you want, and the knowledge to go with it.

The course is taught by VMware Certified Instructors (VCIs) who employ our award-winning delivery methodology of the authorized curriculum while focusing on preparing you with the knowledge and skills required to pass the rigorous VCP550 examination at end of class.

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VMware vSphere 5.5 Course Highlights

  • Customized Authorized VMware Courseware (Digital Access)
  • Training Camp’s Exam Review/Lab Guide
  • Realistic Exam Preparation Software with over 250+ updated practice questions
  • Official VMware Exam Voucher for onsite testing
  • Self-Paced e-Learning Package
  • 100% VMware Exam Pass Guarantee

Limited Time Upgrade Offer

Register for any VMware vSphere 5.5 certification courses, and get 30 day access to our Self-Paced e-Learning Package for VMware vSphere 6.0 when released.

Why choose Training Camp for your VMware vSphere 5.5 Training

You will learn more

A day with a traditional VMware training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Training Camp our goal is not to "get you out early", but to provide you with as much access as you need to learn and prepare for the exams during class, which is our benchmark for your success.

You will learn faster

Chances are, you will have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily. We also merge the VMware overlapping topics together, for better understanding, and reduced time out of office.

You will do more than study courseware

We use relevant scenario labs, case studies and practice tests to make sure you can apply your new knowledge not just to the VMware cettification exams, but to your work environment after class. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging along the way.

We have proven results

For over 12 years, Training Camp has provided more certification programs than any other company in the market. This experience helps prepare our students better than any other provider, with a pass rate of over 95%.

Course Formats

Public Classroom

Live, instructor-led VMware vSphere 5.5 training at our training facilities.

Private Group Onsite

Train large or small groups privately, efficiently, and cost effectively with tailored curriculum delivered to your facility, or to the location of your choice.

Suggested Follow-On Courses

VMware Certified Professional - Desktop (VCP-DT)

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager - MCTS

(ISC)² - Official CISSP

100% VMware vSphere 5.5 Exam Pass Guarantee

Not that we plan on you needing it, but if a student completes our VMware vSphere 5.5 Training Camp without having successfully passed the vendor examination , the student may re-attend that program for a period of up to one year, and also take advantage of our award winning instructors for mentoring.

Is VMware vSphere 5.5 Right For Me?

If you are an experienced system administrators, LAN managers or systems integrators that is responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server and looking to achieve VMware Certification, this is the right course for you.

Training Camp's VMware vSphere 5.5 5-Day Curriculum

This curriculum prepares students for on-site delivery of the following exams:

VMware VCP550

The VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Exam tests candidates on their skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a VMware vSphere® 5 environment. Successful candidates demonstrate mastery of these skills and abilities.

Number of questions: Maximum of 135
Length of test : 120 minutes
Passing score: 300 (on a scale of 100-500)
Candidates who take the VCP5-DCV Exam in a country where English is not a primary language will have an additional 30 minutes added to the exam time.


The recertification policy helps ensure that all VCP holders are current in their VMware training, and encourages certified professionals to expand the depth and breadth of their knowledge by recertifying in a different track or at a higher level. Certification holders must recertify within two years of earning their most recent VCP certification. Prerequisite course requirements are waived, but the exam and exam cost are the same as those required for initial certification.

There are three ways to recertify:
1. Take the current exam for the VCP certification currently held. For example, a VCP3 could take the current VCP5-Data Center Virtualization (VCP550) exam.
2. Earn a new VCP certification in a different solution track. For example, a VCP-Cloud could recertify by earning a VCP-Desktop (VCP5D510) certification.
3. Advance to the next level by earning a VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification.
The following topics are general guidelines for the content covered in the class, and on the VMware exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the class and/or exams:

VMware vSphere 5.5 Boot Camp Breakdown

Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
Create, configure, migrate, manage, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
Manage user access to the VMware virtual infrastructure
Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
Implement VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance
Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking
Use policy-driven storage and VMware vSphere Storage DRS™ to scale storage
Use VMware vSphere Update Manager™ to apply ESXi patches
Use VMware vSphere Management Assistant to manage vSphere
Deploy ESXi, vCenter Server, and VMware vCenter Server Appliance™
Use VMware vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI to create an ESXi image
Use VMware vSphere Auto Deploy™ to provision ESXi hosts

Training Camp offers the highest quality education and certification training course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. No matter the location or delivery method of the course, we attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on learning and certification objectives.

 Boot Camp Certification Delivery Expert Instruction
Our instructors – ranging from renowned authors to senior information technology professionals - draw on an average of 15+ years of experience in the fields in which they teach.
 Exam Voucher and Certification Testing On-Site Certification Testing
Training Camp is an authorized testing center for most major vendor exams, allowing students to take exams as soon as they are ready at class.
 Training Hotel Package Hospitality Packages
Some of our locations offer optional hotel & travel packages,featuring round trip airfare for select boot camp courses.
 Curriculum Award-Winning Courseware
Our ideas™ methodology design focuses on achieving learning goals for any topics or exams required from all of our courses, for use in and beyond the classroom.
Extended  Certification Training Lab Access 100% Up To Date Content
Training Camp's award-winning curriculum team delivers courseware comprised of a mix of proprietary and partner-driven content to successfully prepare our students for exam success.
 Certification Boot Camp Training Guarantee Certification Pass Guarantee
Certification exam protection, online mentoring, and course re-sits are available options for all of our programs to get you to your outcome.
Should a student complete any of our VMware - VCP5-DCV [V5.5] Certification Boot Camp Training Camp Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodation and vendor exam fees.

*Examination vouchers & on-site testing is not available for PMP, CISA, CISM, and CRISC boot camps.

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