Today, 1st October 2014, VMware released a cut down VCP recertification exam.
As you all should know, your VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification now has an expiry of two years after you took it. You can extend its validity by taking another VMware Certification such as one of the VCAP certifications or a VCP in a different solution track, e.g. VCP-Cloud if you currently hold VCP-DCV.
This new “recertification” exam is called VCP5-DCV Delta Recertification Exam. It only tests you on the differences between vSphere 5.0/5.1 and 5.5, is online like the VCA exams so you can do it from anywhere and is cheaper than sitting the full VCP5-DCV exam again.
It is targeted for people who took their VCP5-DCV exam before March 10, 2013 (the date the new expiry rules came into force) and have not taken a further VCP or VCAP exam.
It is only available until the end of November 2014. So if you need to recertify get it quick, more details can be found here https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=51919&ui=www_cert including the blueprint and the link to request authorisation to take the exam (like all VMware exams you now need to request authentication from VMware before you can schedule the exam at Pearson VUE.