I have been using / administering VMware for more than 3 years. Started with VMware 3.x, one server and a local storage; now it’s 3 servers, and the iSCSI storage. I have some experience, but there is so much more to learn.
Recently I passed VCP4, and started think about “what next”? There is DCA and DCD exams. What do you think I shall do? What would be the best for me, and for my carrier? I realise that DCA is more for technical people, and DCD for architects, but I am not sure yet what I want to do. Sometimes I think that it would be easier to be a designer – a configuration process is sometimes such a pain!
Doeas my experience suites better DCA exam? How difficult would it be to prepare myself for a DCD without an exposure to a different infrastructures (I am not saying that it will be easy to prepare for DCA - I am aware that it is a very difficult exam).
In the terms of future job perspectives – which one of those two is more desired / is it easier to find job with DCA or DCD? There is so many questions in my head - I am sure that I am not alone. Please share your experience.
Please let me know what you think. What choices have you made?
Thanks for reply.
I had red this thread before I wrote mine. I already have the CCNA and MCSA certifications. I want to focus on VMware. The problem I have is the choice between DCA and DCD. I don't want to prepare for an exam just to pass it - that is why I'd like to know which exam is best for me taking into consideration my background... (and future career as well).
If you prefer become an architect, then go to DCD exam.
Also it valid for a VMware partner competency, this maybe could interest for a company.