After a couple of weeks of speculation VMware have today announced their latest VCAP certifications. VMware have introduced two VMware Certified Advanced Professional exams for holders of the current VCP4 certification. These two new exams cover administration and design and are pre-requisites of the new VCDX4-DCD qualification. I’ve been waiting for this announcement for a month now as I’ve been keen to work towards VCDX, however wasn’t keen to do it on VI3. To find out more information on the two new certifications as well as the VCDX4 qualification click the links below, or see the updated FAQ page on VMware’s site.
The VCAP4-DCA is directed toward System Administrators, Consultants and Technical Support Engineers who can demonstrate their skills in VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter technologies in relation to the datacenter, as well as their knowledge of application and physical-infrastructure services and their integration with the virtual infrastructure.
The VCAP-DCD is directed toward IT Architects and Consulting Architects who are capable of designing VMware solutions in a multi-site, large enterprise environment. They have a deep understanding both of VMware core components and their relation to storage and networking, and also of datacenter design methodologies. They also possess knowledge of applications and physical infrastructure, as well as their relationship to the virtual infrastructure
VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of VMware certification. This elite group is comprised of design architects highly-skilled in VMware enterprise deployments and the program is designed for veteran professionals who want to validate and demonstrate their expertise in VMware virtual infrastructure.