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VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Defense schedule for 2014 - Updated March 10, 2014

The VMware Certification team is pleased to announce the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Design Defense Schedule for 2014.

February 10-14 2014: VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) - San Francisco CA US

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at PEX 2014 may register by following this link:

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrSurvey/feedback.cfm?survey=49517

Applications for the PEX San Francisco 2014 VCDX Design Defense will be due on or before Midnight PST (UTC -8:00)  Friday December 20,  2013

April 2014:

April 7-9 2014 Frimley UK

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Frimley may register by following this link: http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=52495 

    

April 7-9 2014 Sydney AU

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Sydney may register by following this link: http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=52493

Applications for April 2014 Frimley and Sydney VCDX Design Defenses will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8:00) Friday 07 February 2014


July 2014:

July 7-9 2014 Cambridge MA US

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Cambridge may register by following this link: http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=52498

July 7-9 2014 Frankfurt DE

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Frankfurt may register by following this link: http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=52499

July 7-9 2014 Singapore SG

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Singapore may register by following this link: http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=52500

Applications for July 2014 Cambridge, Frankfurt, and Singapore VCDX Design Defenses will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8:00) Friday 09 May 2014

With the retirement of the underlying -4 series of certifications, this will be the final opportunity to defend for VCDX4-DCV.


October 2014:

October 6-8 2014 Palo Alto CA USA

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Palo Alto may register by following this link: http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=52503

                          

October 6-8 2014 Frimley UK

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Frimley may register by following this link: http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=52505

October 6-8 2014 Kuala Lumpur MY

VCDX Candidates wishing to defend at Kuala Lumpur may register by following this link: http://mylearn.vmware.com/feedback.cfm?survey=52506

Applications for October 2014 Palo Alto, Frimley, and Kuala Lumpur VCDX Design Defenses will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8:00) Friday 08 August 2014.

All Questions regarding the 2014 VCDX Design Defense Schedule will be answered in this forum. If you have concerns or escalations contact vcdx@vmware.com

  (Editor's Note: email updated on 9/5/2014)

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Gortee
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Will there be any slots at VMworld this year?

Thanks,

J

Joseph Griffiths http://blog.jgriffiths.org @Gortees VCDX-DCV #143
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admin
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At his time there are no VCDX Defenses scheduled for either VMworld event. However, we will be submitting the VCAP and VCDX Boot Camps and other enablement sessions.

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Gortee
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Do you have a posted schedule of the boot camps yet?

Thanks,

J

Joseph Griffiths http://blog.jgriffiths.org @Gortees VCDX-DCV #143
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tanwk
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Is vcdx 4 still available for this year or only 5 is available? I see registration available for 4 but registration form only allows selection of 5 only.

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admin
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Please see the updated schedule above!

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atortora
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Any news about possible boot camps for this year?

Thanks!!!

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A Combined VCAP/VCDX Boot Camp will be offered at the VMware Offices in Frimley, UK on Friday April 3, 2014 please contact @vcdx001 for more information.

This offering will be repeated prior to the 7-9 July VCDX Design Defenses at Cambridge MA, Frankfurt DE, and Singapore SG. We will offer the same sessions at VMworld SFO 25-28 August 2014, prior to the October 6-8 VCDX Design Defenses in Palo Alto CA, Frimley UK, and Kuala Lumpur MY, and again at VMworld Barcelona 14-16 October 2014. Registration links will be provided for the July, August, and October events 60 days prior to the offerings. Here are the details:

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) Administration Boot Camp

This session is designed to help candidates achieve the following VCAP certifications:

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional  – Desktop Administration (VCAP-DTA)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Administration (VCAP-CIA)

VCAP Administration exams are equivalent to the Cisco CCIE certification in terms of hands-on rigor, but they are focused on the advanced administration and engineering of VMware technologies supporting the software-defined data center. This interactive boot Camp, led by veteran VCDX-and-VCAP- certified instructors, provides a review of the blueprints and knowledge areas that must be mastered for each exam. The session also includes examples of the question types, scenarios, and live lab environments the candidates will encounter during testing. VCAP Administration certification is a pre-requisite for the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) credential and candidates who attend this session will also have an opportunity to discuss preparation strategies for VCDX with their VCAP and VCDX certified instructors. This boot camp is 1.5 hours.

Pre-requisite: VCP certification and admin experience with VMware technologies.

VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) Design Boot Camp

This session is designed to help candidates achieve the following VCAP certifications:

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Design (VCAP5-DCD)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design (VCAP-DTD)
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Design (VCAP-CID)

VCAP Design certification is for IT architects who design and integrate VMware Data Center Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization and Mobile Computing, and Cloud solutions in enterprise environments. This interactive boot Camp, led by veteran VCDX-and-VCAP- certified instructors, begins with a review of the blueprints and knowledge areas that must be mastered for each design exam. The session also includes examples of questions, a demonstration of drag-and-drop items, and a guide to the in-exam design tool candidates will encounter during testing. The VCAP Design exams provide validation of design experience as a pre-requisite to the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) credential and candidates who attend this session will also have an opportunity to discuss preparation strategies for VCDX with their VCAP and VCDX certified instructors. This boot camp is 1.5 hours. Pre-requisite: VCP certification and design/admin experience with VMware technologies.

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Design Defense Boot Camp

VMware Certified Design Experts are an elite group of architects leading virtualization implementations around the world.  Certification is achieved through the Design Defense where all candidates must submit and successfully defend a production-ready VMware Solution before a panel of veteran VCDX-holders. This popular boot camp led by John Arrasjid (VCDX001) and Mostafa Khalil (VCDX002) is now in its 6th year of preparing candidates to face the VCDX Defense Panel.

This highly interactive session is a complete and engaging deep dive into the VCDX Design Defense providing tips and success strategies for:

  • Solution design selection and development
  • The VCDX application and supporting documentation
  • Creation and delivery of the design overview
  • The VCDX design scenario
  • The VCDX troubleshooting scenario

The boot camp also includes a complete exam blueprint review with strategies for maximizing scoring opportunities in each knowledge category, time management strategies, and a mock defense session with VCDX Panelists asking questions candidates can expect to field during their Design Defense.All 9 of the VCDX candidates who achieved VCDX at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco attended this boot camp and provided feedback on the value. This boot camp is 4 hours. Pre-requisite: Candidates preparing to sit for the VCDX Panel Defense.

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TimSoto
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I didn't see these sessions on the VMworld schedule builder. How do you register for them?

I have my VCAP-DCA and VCAP-DCD  and am working on my VCDX-DCV design.

Thanks.

Tim

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hennish
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The bootcamp registration is done manually by John A, so send tweet or email to him

https://twitter.com/vcdx001/status/490174854230843392

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