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VMware (New) Certification Roadmap for 2015 : goodbye VCAP, welcome VCIX!

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.

VMware New Certification Roadmap for 2015 : VCA, VCP, VCIX and VCDX

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

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.

Author

Romain

Staff Architect & Member of the CTO Ambassador Program at VMware, focusing on NSX and Cloud-Native Applications. He is a double VCDX (DCV and NV, #120), VCDX panelist, frequent VMUG/VMworld speaker and contributor to the community via this blog or social media (follow him on Twitter @woueb).