16th July 2020

VCP-NV2020 how to pass your exam

VCP-NV2020 how to pass your exam

Who am I?

Hello, my name is Eleanor, I am a 24 year-old women working for VMware

I passed my VCP-NV 2020 recently and thought it might be helpful to write a couple of posts about it.

Getting Started

It’s important to understand the fundamentals in networking before beginning your journey to VCP-NV certification. Obviously, you need a good grounding in NSX! There are a number of different ways to do this. You can do your own research: reading articles, blog posts (like mine) and watching videos on YouTube, all of which I suggest doing. A faster, more efficient way to achieve this is to take some of VMware’s courses. The ones I undertook were NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage and NSX-T Data Center: Troubleshooting and Operations. Remember you are required to attend at least one of these courses before being allowed to take the exam. I did the exam in NSX-T 2.4. However, they have recently released a new version of the exam for 3.0, as well as beta courses in 3.0.

Real Life Experience

Once you’ve taken these courses, I would suggest setting up a lab environment as this is one of the only real ways that you get to fully immerse yourself in NSX-T.

What to Practice

Some key revision points for the exam:

1. Know your commands!!! You could get asked what the correct command is for completing a task.

2. Know your file locations – where is a particular file stored? Check those locations properly.

3. Understand the terminology used.


Make sure you’re are fully prepared… before you take the exam!