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Jul 6 2015   11:42PM GMT

What is VCP-NV – Series 1?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

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Recently I tested my skills and knowledge on VMware Certifications, VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization also known as VCP-NV, which focuses on NSX products. The VCP-NV certification validates ability to install, configure, and administer NSX virtual networking implementations, regardless of the underlying physical architecture

VMware wants the successful candidates to demonstrate core-networking skills such as


  • Layer 2 switching and both static and dynamic Layer 3 routing Integration with virtual standard and distributed switches
  • Management of networking policies for performance, scalability, and ease of administration
  • Creating and administering NSX logical switches, Layer 2 bridges, routers, load balancers, VPNs, firewalls
  • Creating and administering Edge services, such as DHCP, DNS, and NAT, configuring and managing High Availability
  • Operational tasks, such as user permissions and roles, automation, monitoring, logging, auditing and compliance, backup and recovery
  • Troubleshooting an Enterprise-class NSX networking implementation


The exam consists of 120 questions and its one of the challenging exam I took especially when I am coming from Networking background. Any network engineer can certainly relate himself/ herself to the topics covered in VPC-NV exam. I recommend reading exam blueprint for further details.

VMware does offer VCP-NV certification exam to any one who holds a valid CCNA Data Center or CCNA Routing & Switching or CCNP Data Center or CCNP Routing & Switching certification or CCIE Data Center or CCIE Routing & Switching.


In my next post I will discuss about the approach I took and the materials I referred for the preparation of the VCP-NV exam.

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