This post was last updated on March 6th, 2015 at 10:45 pm
Note: In late December the VCP blueprints and webpages were updated to reflect that VCP-NV-by-CCNA will require a paid class before achieving a different VCP-level certification.
Note2: In early February the blueprints and webpages had their earlier updates removed. There has been no published word that I know of but apparently you can again go CCNA>VCP-NV>VCP-???
The VCP-NV exam is available immediately to anyone who holds any VCP-level cert, anyone who has taken the NSX-ICM ..
Feb 28 2015 January 31, 2016 anyone holding a current CCNA/CCNP certification…
So anyone who wants to enter the VMware VCP certification path doesn’t need a VMware class, just a Cisco certification.
I hope Cisco appreciates the gesture!
VCIX-NV has been announced but is not available. It will sit at the same “level” as the VCAPs and will be open to any VCP/VCAP or any current CCIE (who can take it w/o a class or VCP).
More at the VMware Certification Blog