VMware recently announced that vSphere5.0 would be released soon. Along with vSphere5.0, VMware has also announced the certification path for vSphere5.0.
So here is a good opportunity for folks who are already certified on vSphere4.0 (VCP4). They can get certified on vSphere5.0 (VCP5) without attending the “Install, Configure & Manage” course for vSphere5.0. This holds good only if you take & clear the VCP5 before 29th, February 2012.
BTW, you can always get certified on vSphere5.0 after 29th February 2012, by attending the prerequisite, i.e. the “Install, Configure & Manage” course for vSphere5.0.
For additional details, please visit VMware Education Site.