This warning came across a blog post of Team VMware Partner Network. The blog said the recertification policy changed last spring, and not risk losing recertify the program status for their companies.
Premier Partner, notes the blog, are required to have at least four current PCVs in developed countries, and two countries in the developing world, to maintain their status. Enterprise Partners need half of these figures: two PCVs present for developed countries and another for the countries in the developing world.
The deadline for recertification, it is not clear in the blog, is 10 March 2015. This is according to the main site of VMware certification.
Recertification listed three ways: Upgrading an existing certification; gaining a new certification track of different solution; or go VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) or implement VMware Certified Expert (VCIX) certification, instead of remaining at the level of VCP.
To encourage the efforts of recertification, VMware offers a discount of 25 percent on each VCP exam taken at the end of this year; those who cannot do that can recertify in Exchange Partner conference of the company in 2015, held the next 3-5 February in San Francisco.
Until the changes last year, VMware was unusual among the IT companies do not require certification holders to return to their credentials. Explaining his position certification, VMware, said that "if your skills are not current, certified loses value. The technical and business communities expect VMware Certified Professionals are updated on the latest technologies and able to deploy VMware products with the highest level skill ".
Now requires recertification every two years, so that all the VCP certifications earned before March 10, 2013 are subject to expiration. Certifications followed two years from the date of certification to recertify.
Missing the deadline for re-certification means that the VCP certification will be revoked, eliminating access to the portal VCP. In addition, the certification logo or representing themselves as certified VMware will be denied using. VMware said in his recertification FAQ no grace period after certification revoked.