VCP-DCV 2020 Certification Has Been Retired

This certification has been replaced by VMware with new certification(s).

Certification Details

The VCP-DCV 2020 certificate validates your skills to troubleshoot, implement, and manage a VMware vSphere 7 infrastructure. This certification can be obtained by passing one exam - VMware 2V0-21.20.

Target Audience for 2V0-21.20 Test

The vendor also defines the minimum qualifications that a candidate needs to possess before enrolling in the VMware 2V0-21.20 certification test. He/she should be a specialist who has 6 to 12 months of practical experience in working and troubleshooting vSphere x.7 infrastructure and architecture. Usually, the individuals who take this test are administrators who have the necessary knowledge for implementing the right actions when it comes to business continuity, disaster recovery, hardware, security, networking, and storage.

What Are Details of 2V0-21.20?

Exam 2V0-21.20 contains 70 questions in different formats. The candidates will need to find the correct answers to single and multiple-choice items. The minimum passing grade that they need to score to obtain the related certification is 300 points. In addition, exam-takers will have 130 minutes to answer as many questions as possible to achieve the minimum passing score. The registration for this exam can be finalized by using the Pearson VUE platform. The applicants need to follow the instructions and all steps mentioned on the platform. Also, it is essential that candidates pay the registration fee which is $250.

What Topics Are Tested in 2V0-21.20 Exam?

The candidates for 2V0-21.20 test need to demonstrate that they have professional skills in the following domains:

  • Technologies & Architecture;
  • Solutions as well as Products;
  • Designing & Planning;
  • Setup, Configuration, and Planning;
  • Setup, Configuration, and Installation;
  • Optimization, Upgrades, and Performance-Tuning;
  • Repairing and Troubleshooting;
  • Operational and Administrative Tasks.

Within the first objective, the candidates will need to show their skills in identifying the components and prerequisites necessary for a successful vSphere implementation. Besides, they should be able to properly describe the topology related to the vCenter Server. Also, the candidates should develop skills that allow them to quickly make a difference and identify the proper storage access protocols for vSphere architecture. Another subtopic included in this section is related to the differentiation between vSphere Network and Storage I/O control. The description of instant clone architecture and use cases will be also tested here. Additionally, candidates will find questions that test their ability to describe ESXi cluster concepts and identify vSphere distributed & standard switch capabilities. Lastly, they should know how to explain Software Guard Extensions and describe the basics of vSAN as primary storage.

The second chapter checks if specialists who take 2V0-21.20 certification exam can describe the contribution of vSphere features in the software-defined data center. Also, they should be able to identify the right migration options, DR use cases, and vCloud Foundation cases. Finally, candidates should also describe how vSphere can be integrated within VMware Skyline.

Within the third topic, aspiring candidates will need to show their proficiency in designing and planning vSphere architecture. As this area doesn’t have any other subtopics included, the candidates should move on to the fourth one. The exam-takers will be asked to develop the necessary skills for describing single sign-on deployment topology and configuring VSS advanced virtual networking options. Besides, they should become proficient in setting up identity sources like identity federation, LDAP integration including AD one. The test-takers will also need to develop skills related to setting up the content library, configuration, and deployment of vCenter Server High Availability features, or configure vCenter Server Appliance. Other subtopics included in this section are related to Host Profiles and network stack configuration. Finally, the candidates should be able to securely boot ESXi hosts, execute various vSphere certificates including SSL ones, install vSphere Lifecycle Manager alongside VMware Update Manager.

The fifth domain is dedicated to resource pool use case identification and resources monitoring related to vCenter Server Appliance and vSphere environment. Thus, the candidates should be able to demonstrate that they can configure network and storage I/O controls. In addition, they will find questions that test their ability to plan the proper upgrade for vSphere components and explain the impact on virtual machine snapshot performance.

The sixth portion doesn’t contain other testable objectives apart from the candidates’ ability to perform proper repairing and troubleshooting. As for the last part tested for the VMware 2V0-21.20 certification exam, it is worth mentioning that the candidates need to demonstrate that they can perform the operation and administrative tasks properly. This means that they should be able to create as well as control virtual machine snapshots and know how to use different tools like a content library or Open Virtual Machine Format. In addition, they should be able to manage virtual machines and storage. Apart from these, candidates will have to become proficient in configuring & modifying datastores as well as creating and configuring virtual storage cluster options. Another subtopic included here evaluates the test-takers’ ability to configure role-based user management and the dexterity to perform and configure different types of migration and alarms.

What Are Career Opportunities for 2V0-21.20 Exam-Passers?

The successful candidates who manage to pass 2V0-21.20 validation can apply for one of the following roles in international organizations:

  • Virtualization Administrator;
  • Data Center Architect;
  • Data Center Engineer.

On, the results for the Virtualization Administrator’s salary show that a certified specialist who adds this certificate under his/her belt can get paid about $63k yearly. Also, a Data Center Architect can ask for an offer of $117k annually to compensate for his/her efforts to get the aforementioned certification. Overall, having any VCP certificate can get you around $94k per annum, again, as covered by Payscale.

Certification Prospects

A candidate who passes 2V0-21.20 exam has different certification options. He/she can obtain the VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2020 or the VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Design 2020 certificates. Besides, the candidates can opt for the VMware Certified Design Expert – Data Center Virtualization 2020 qualification as the highest certification stage for a specialist who wants to learn more about Data Center virtualization.