VMware puts a lot of effort into the quality of our exams, and as Craig has pointed out here with the VCAP-DCA exam, we are mostly successful. However, once in awhile we discover an issue that needs to be rectified. We recently looked at the VCAP-DCD 5.5 exam and decided we needed to make some improvements to the exam. In particular, we have had some issues where, depending on what location a candidate went to take the exam, there were crashes with the flash component. This could be a resource issue or flash version issue at the exam site, which we have limited control of. But what we can do is work on reducing the resource requirements of the exam and widen the flash compatibility, which we are currently working on. While we are working on this we wanted to ensure that no other candidates experienced this issue, so we have temporarily suspended the exam.
We are currently working through cases where these crashes have occurred, and if you have filed a case like this and haven't heard from us, you should hear from us shortly with a resolution.
Jon C. Hall
Sr. Manager, Technical Certification Development
I sat for the vmware vcap-dcd on last August 27,2014 and failed. The in-exam design tools crashes two time which was the main cause for wasting of at least 30 minutes of my time. I got 281 marks which is just near to that pass mark. I sat for the exam on a pearson VUE testing center in Bangladesh (which is the only one pearson VUE testing center in Bangladesh who can take VCAP-DCD). I will sit again for the new VCAP5-DCD exam on Feb 17,2015 (already scheduled). Hope vmware can recover for the previous problems.