In order to meet the December 31st 2009 deadline, many people recently scheduled (and hopefully passed!) the exam with their local testing partner. In fact, so many of you scheduled exams that some of the VCP3 professionals were unable to find a testing center with available seats prior to the December deadline.
VMware's Melissa Tuite:
In order to accommodate participants that despite best efforts were unable to schedule their exam prior to the deadline, VMware will continue accepting the VCP3 certification as a qualification to take the VCP4 exam without requiring attending the 'What's New" class through January 31st 2010. We fully expect that the additional four weeks will allow remaining participants ample time to find a testing center with available seating, and will NOT be extending the deadline any further, so please take advantage of this opportunity!