VMware has revisited the certification paths : all certification levels are affected but the major change concerns VCAP which are replaced by VCIX. The certifications are decoupled in 4 solutions tracks and 4 levels.
It’s easy to notice that VCAP are missing and replaced by VCIX for all solution tracks. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not, but this definitely change a lot for people targeting VCDX. For each VCIX certification, you will need to pass 2 different exams (see the table below).
Four solutions tracks:
- Data Center Virtualization (DCV)
- Cloud Management and Automation (CMA)
- Network Virtualization (NV)
- Desktop and Mobility (DTM)
Four certification levels:
- VMware Certified Associate (VCA) – Those who need to communicate the value of a solution
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP) – Solution Administrators
- VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) – Design and Deployment Implementers
- VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) – Solution Design Architects
The different enhancements are listed below.
Noticed the Elite Status ? 🙂
To support a variety of career goals, a new Elite status will be available at the VCP, VCIX and VCDX levels. Elite status validates the holders’ skill and knowledge across multiple technology areas. Elite certification allows VMware to recognize those who complete multiple solution track certifications within a single level.
For more information on these changes : VMware Certification Roadmap for 2015.