No. This is not an Aprils Fools joke.
VMware recently announced recertification process for its VCP level certification. Overall, i think the change is warranted given the changes that have happened with the product- a VCP3 knowledge not exactly the same as VCP5 (remember the days you cant do storage vmotion a powered on vm in ESX3.5? ).
Unfortunately for me, I need to recertify alot earlier. My last VCAP was May 2013 so, effectively, I need to recertify by May 2015. I already had VCP cloud done. Unless VMware announces something new from now till May2015, the easiest certification for me to take will be VCP-DT 🙁
I guess thats what you get cramming all exam as fast as possible. Should have listened to the turtle “slow and steady wins the race”.