Vendor Independent VMware vSphere Certification from ESXLab

ESXLab Certified Virtualization Specialist ECVS™ for vSphere 6

ESXLab Certified Virtualization Technician ECVT™ for vSphere 6


ESXLab, the leader in vendor independent VMware training, offers two certifications for IT virtualization professionals. ESXLab Certified Virtualization Technician for vSphere 6 (ECVT) and ESXLab Certified Virtualization Specialist for vSphere 6 (ECVS) designations are exam based certifications that thoroughly tests a candidates knowledge and experience with VMware™ vSphere™ 6. ECVT is awarded to those who possess a solid vSphere fundamentals, while ECVS is awarded to high scoring candidates who clearly demonstrate superior knowledge and expertise.

Exam Overview

ECVT and ECVS share the same exam base. Candidates are required to answer 75 questions in 90 minutes. Those who score between 60% and 79% are awarded ECVT. Candidates who score 80% or higher are awarded ECVS. All exam deliveries are through our own, web based, exam portal.

Successful candidates receive their certificate automatically (via a PDF e-mail attachment). This guarantees that candidates receive their new certificate in a timely manner.

Exam Scope

Candidates should thoroughly prepare, by familiarizing themselves with all aspects of VMware vSphere, before challenging the ECVS exam. Successful exam candidates will be able to:

  • Install, configure and troubleshoot ESXi 6 and vCenter 6 installations
  • Work with Standard Uplinks, VMkernel ports, etc.
  • Connect to and use NFS shares
  • Create VMotion network, storage, ESXi host and VM compatible configurations
  • Create, manage and troubleshoot DRS and High Availability clusters
  • Explain, configure and optimize shared storage including NFS, iSCSI and Fibre SANs
  • Migrate workloads to VMs using VMware Converter
  • Design virtual infrastructure implementations for reliability and performance
  • Manage storage capacity using VMFS LUN Spans, VMFS LUN Expansion and LUN overcommit
  • Work with Resource Pools. Thoroughly explain resource settings including use cases
  • Use Clones, Templates, Spec. Files and Virtual Appliances to rapidly deploy new workloads
  • Use VMware Update Manager to patch/update ESXi hosts
  • Configure and use vSphere Replication can help you gracefully cope with an IT disaster
  • Use of Alarms to detect and alert when problems arise
  • Use Permissions work and how you can customize them to achiever your security goals

Preparing for the Exam

Candidates are encouraged to thoroughly prepare before challenging the ECVS exam. Candidates may include any of the following in their exam preparation efforts:

  • Sit an vSphere class
  • Review Sizing, Administrative, Design, Troubleshooting, Best Practices, Performance and Installation documentations freely available at
  • Gain hands on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting, etc. vSphere installations
  • Read and study VMware exam preparation books
  • Use various practice exams to assess their readiness for ECVS testing

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. If I do not earn certification, can I retake the exam?

Yes. Retakes are available at any time. You must make arrangements with your training partner before retaking the test.

Q. How many questions must I answer and how much time do I have?

An exam consists of 75 questions. You have 90 minutes to complete the test.

Q. Will I get the same questions on my retake?

No. You will receive 75 questions drawn at random from a pool of hundreds of questions. This ensures that no two exams are exactly the same.

Q. When do I receive my certificate?

If you are successful, your certificate will be e-mailed to you at the end of your exam.

Q. When will I find out if I am successful?

Your exam is graded when it closes. You are informed at the end of the exam if you are successful and which certificate you have earned.

Q. I earned ECVT and I'd like to upgrade to ECVS. How is this done?

You must resit the exam and score 80% or higher to upgrade your certificate to ECVS.

Q. Do you still offer certification exams for vSphere 5.5?

Yes. We can proivde exam codes that test for vSphere 5.5. The exam experience, procedures, etc. are the same but certifications earned are specific to vSphere 5.5.



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