VMware VCIX6-NV / VCAP6-NV Exam Preparation

The VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Network Virtualization (VCIX6-NV) is different from other VMware advanced certifivations. There are 3 exams as below to reach the VCIX level.

    • VMware Certified Associate (VCA6-NV) – Written Exam
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP6-NV) – Written Exam
    • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP6-NV Deploy) –  205 minutes Lab exam
    • VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 (VCIX6-NV) – Until the VCAP6-NV Design certification is available, only the Deployment exam is required to earn the VCIX6-NV.

How to prepare for the VCAP6-NV Deployment Exam;

VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualization Deployment (VCAP6-NV Deploy) Exam is a Lab-Based exam. There are 25 cases about how to implement, configure and troubleshoot VMware NSX infrastructure.

Exam Number; 3V0-643
Exam Product; VMware NSX v6.2
Exam Duration; 205 Minutes
Exam Format; Lab-Based


I studied the documents below to pass the VCAP6-NV exam, also I worked on a few NSX projects that made me earn hand-zone experience on running environment.

VCAP6-NV Exam Topics
VMware Certification Platform Interface
VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] Training
VMware NSX: Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2] Training
VMware NSX for vSphere (NSX) Network Virtualization Design Guide
VMware NSX for vSphere API Guide
VMware NSX Troubleshooting Guide


Hands on Labs are the important part of the lab exam. There are lots of cases to be solved and lab environment works as real as a live environment. You can play with all parts of VMware even not mentioned in the cases. I studied the below labs many times until I’d understood the logic and added some new cases myself.

VMware HOL Labs
HOL-1703-SDC-1 – VMware NSX: Introduction and Feature Tour
HOL-1703-SDC-4 – VMware NSX: Installation and Configuration
HOL-1703-USE-2 – VMware NSX: Distributed Firewall with Micro-Segmentation
HOL-1725-USE-2 – VMware NSX Multi-Site DR with SRM

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