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VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Defense schedule for 2013 (Revised July 2, 2013)

The VMware Certification team is pleased to announce the Revised VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Defense schedule for 2013. Registration for all VCDX Defenses listed here are open in myLearn.

Candidates at all 2013 VCDX Defenses will be offered the opportunity to submit and defend vSphere4 and vSphere5-based designs in pursuit of the VCDX4-DCV credential. Candidates may also choose to submit and defend vSphere5-based designs in pursuit of the VCDX5-DCV credential. Support for the VCDX4-DCV credential will continue until the prerequisite certifications are retired.

Beginning with the VMworld San Francisco VCDX Design Defense, candidates will also be offered the opportunity to submit and defend vSphere5-based designs in pursuit of VCDX-Cloud. Details on this newly-released certification can be found here:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=35071&ui=www_cert

All 2013 VCDX Defenses will be preceded by a ½ day VCDX Preparatory Boot Camp. Boot Camp details and registration opportunities will be made available in the weeks prior to each event.

Following VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) in Las Vegas (February 23-28,  2013),  the next VCDX Defense will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

The preliminary dates for this event are April 22-26 which coincides with VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) on Tour.

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at PEX on Tour - Tokyo may register by following this link*:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=41489

*Defense timeslots in Tokyo will be limited. If the number of accepted VCDX Applications exceeds the available timeslots, candidates from Japan will be given priority – candidates from other regions will be assigned timeslots via a lottery. Candidates who are accepted but do not receive Tokyo timeslots will have the option to defend at PEX on Tour - Sydney, VMworld San Francisco, or VMworld Barcelona without re-applying.


Applications for the PEX on Tour - Tokyo VCDX Defense will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8;00)  Friday March 22,  2013

Following Tokyo, the next VCDX Defense will be held in Sydney, Australia.

The preliminary dates for this event are April 29-May 3 which coincides with PEX on Tour - Sydney.

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at PEX on Tour - Sydney may register by following this link:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=41493

Applications for the PEX on Tour - Sydney VCDX Defense will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8;00)  Friday March 29,  2013

Following Sydney, the next VCDX Defense will be held at VMworld San Francisco.

The dates for this event are August 26-29 2013

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at VMworld San Francisco may register by following this link:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=41494

Applications for the VMworld San Francisco VCDX Defense will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8;00)  Friday July 12, 2013

Following VMworld San Francisco the next VCDX Defense will be held at VMworld Barcelona.

The dates for this event are October 15-17 2013

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at VMworld Barcelona may register by following this link:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=41495

Applications for the VMworld Barcelona VCDX Defense will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8;00)  Friday August 16,  2013

Following VMworld Barcelona the next VCDX Defense will be held in Singapore.

The dates for this event are October 28-30 2013

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Singapore may register by following this link:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=45199

Applications for the Singapore VCDX Defense will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8;00)  Friday August 30,  2013

All Questions regarding the 2013 VCDX Defense Schedule will be answered in this forum. If you have concerns, or escalations contact mbrunstad@vmware.com

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firestartah
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Hi

How come the PEX on tour for Europe date has been removed from the list? As it was mentioned before as one of them and now it's removed there is only going to be one defence for the whole of Europe yet two for the US?

Gregg

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Unfortunately a VCDX Defense in conjunction with PEX on Tour events in Europe was not possible due to scheduling conflicts. I am looking for an opportunity to stage a second VCDX Defense in EMEA this year and will do so if at all possible. It would have to be in Frimley, UK and most likely in July as there is a small window of resource availability prior to the ramp-up for VMworld.

VCDX aspirants may register their interest in such an event by following this link:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=41522

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slaclair
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Is this the complete list or are there intentions for more dates?

VCAP5-DCD/DCA/CIA, VCA4-DT
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Immortal
Immortal

The list is complete. The only possible add is Frimley in July if demand warrants it.

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MartinHosken
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Hi, any idea when you’ll be able to confirm the London defence will go ahead or otherwise ?

Just trying to plan my timescale.

Thanks

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Immortal
Immortal

Right now there are 8 people who have expressed an interest in a July Defense at Frimley. I will consider adding Frimley to the schedule if that number grows to 12 before PEX Las Vegas. No stuffing the ballot box, I can tell ;>)

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maishsk
Expert
Expert

Mark, were there enough candidates to warrant a defense in July ?

Maish Saidel-Keesing • @maishsk • http://technodrone.blogspot.com • VMTN Moderator • vExpert • Co-author of VMware vSphere Design
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Immortal
Immortal

We did not achieve critical mass for Frimley. Candidates should prepare to defend at VMworld in August or Barcelona in October.

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TomHowarth
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Mark when is the next European Defense after Barcalona?

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
VMware Communities User Moderator
Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
Contributing author on VCP VMware Certified Professional on VSphere 4 Study Guide: Exam VCP-410
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Immortal
Immortal

I am waiting for the PEX On Tour 2014 schedule to decide about dates for a European VCDX Design Defense in the first half of 2014.

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firestartah
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Virtuoso

Hi Mark,

Arethere any rough dates around when the PEX deadline for submission is going to be? Is aiming for completion by late November and submission before Christmas about correct?

Thanks :smileygrin:

Gregg

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maishsk
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At the VCDX bootcamp at VMworld - Mark mentioned that the deadline would be just before the end of December before the holidays.

Maish Saidel-Keesing • @maishsk • http://technodrone.blogspot.com • VMTN Moderator • vExpert • Co-author of VMware vSphere Design
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firestartah
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Virtuoso

Thanks Smiley Happy

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