VMware Retires Multiple VCA/VCP Exams This Fall

This will be a very exciting fall for VMware as well as everyone who is working towards their VMware certifications (VCA and VCP). You may have heard about the new VMware Certified Associate 6 and VMware Certified Professional 6 certifications. VMware has now announced that several older certifications and exams will be retired in the coming months. If you have been planning to take the older versions of exams, now is the time to do it!
VMware will retire 2 exams on September 30, 2015.
VCAC510: VMware Certified Associate Cloud (VCA–Cloud) Exam and Certification
VCAW510: VMware Certified Associates – Workforce Mobility (VCAWM) Exam and Certification
The following exams will be retired by VMware on November 30, 2015.
VCAD510: VMware Certified Associate Data Center Virtualization (VCADCV) Exam and Certification
VCAN610: Exam and Certification for VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCANV)
VCP510: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Exam
You can still earn VCP5 DCV Certification by passing VCP550. At this time, there is no retirement date for the exam.
VCPD510: VMware Certified Pro 5 – Desktop (VCP5 -DT) Exam and Certification
VCP510-DT VMware View Exam
VCPC610: VMware Certified Professional-Cloud (VCP6–Cloud) Exam and Certification
VCPD610: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6–DT) Exam and Certification
VCPN610: Exam and Certification for VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP–NV)

If you have one of the retired VCP certifications, it will still be active on your transcript for as long as you recertify every 2 years (see the recertification policies for more details). You do not need to recertify for VCA credentials.
You want to know more about the new VMware vSphere6 certifications? This blog post will provide more information about the new VMware vSphere6 certifications and exams.