2V0-622D – VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Delta Exam | Exam Experience

Wow, it has been a while since I last blogged! What better way to get back into the swing of things than with a pass on the VMware 2V0-622D exam.

My VCP6-DCV was coming round for renewal and as usual, a mad rush to recertify. Days just before the exam was scheduled, this happened: ‘VMware Certification: Recertification Is Changing and What It Means to You’ Essentially, allowing you to recertify when is convenient for you. With most of the hard work already put in, it made sense to press ahead with taking the exam. The question now remains, do I renew in the future… watch this space!

For those that are not aware, the 2V0-622D is the delta exam, this delta exam focuses more on the upgraded content between VCP6 and VCP6.5. 

Here are my tips for passing the 2V0-622D exam:


vSphere 6.5 Important Links – myvirtualjourney.com – This blog covers a vast range of useful links that helped me to quickly get up to speed on the new features.

VCP6.5-DCV Study Guide (vladan.fr) – Lots of focus on the exam topics for the VCP6.5 exam.


VMware vSphere 6.5 (VCP6.5-DCV) with 6.7 Updates – CBT Nuggets – I was fortunate enough to borrow a login to the CBT Nugget site to watch this video series, and I wasn’t disappointed. I have a Pluralsight subscription and felt the videos from there didn’t quite cut the mustard. The CBT videos I felt were rich in content and the illustrations used throughout stayed in my head better. I’m more of a visual learner so the videos greatly helped.

Know the upgrade paths to 6.5! also know the new features in 6.5 such as vCenter HA!

As always the VMware vSphere Documentation is full of useful information.

Exam tips:

  • Review the exam objectivies
  • You can book the exam via perarsonvue.com, make sure your name on your PerarsonVue account matches the ID you’re bringing
  • Make sure you have two forms of ID as per PearsonVue requirements
  • Get a good nights sleep
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early – Most exam centres I have been to have allowed me to enter early.
  • The exam is ~105 minutes and consists of around 70 questions
  • Passing score 300

Last tip; if you’re taking the exam at London Metro College like I did, wear shorts and a t-shirt! I, and everyone else in the room, were sweating! Friendly folks there, the room is just too damn hot!

Along with the materials used above, I have deployed and upgraded numerous of vSphere environments in my day to day job. Getting hands-on experience is key as it’ll greatly help with you visually and execution the task at hand in the exam!

Best of luck to anyone thinking of taking this exam!