4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 5, 2015 8:38 AM by ChrisColotti(VMware)

    New VCDX-Cloud and VCDX-DT prerequisite changes

    KarlChilds Enthusiast
    VMware Employees

      As a follow-up to this week’s announcement of certain VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams retiring [click here for explanation] and the renewed focus on the development of new v6 exams, we are also introducing a change to the VMware Certified Design Expert – Cloud (VCDX-Cloud) and VCDX-DT prerequisites.

       

      This change will allow candidates preparing for the June Defenses to still apply and meet all requirements for the current VCDX-Cloud and VCDX-DT only (this does not apply to new versions or to the VCDX5-DCV and VCDX-NV programs.)

       

      • Starting March 4, 2015, those applying for the VCDX-Cloud certification will not require the VCAP-CID and VCAP-CIA certifications as prerequisites. (VCP-Cloud is still required.)

       

      • Starting March 4, 2015, those applying for the VCDX-DT certification will not require the VCAP-DTD and VCAP-DTA certifications as prerequisites. (VCP5-DT is still required.)

       

      With the retirement of the VCAP exams, candidates who are preparing and qualified for the VCDX level could be prevented from applying for the current VCDX-Cloud and/or VCDX-DT. Since we do not want to inhibit these candidates from applying by April 1, this change will allow them to still meet the requirements. The prerequisite skills, previously validated through the VCAPs, will still be critical to properly create a design and successfully defend it. The only change is that we won’t require the exams to be completed.