VMware Certification Changes - VCIX replaces VCAP

iBrokeITiBrokeIT Posts: 1,148Registered Members
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VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) level

VCIX focuses on multi-faceted implementation roles and includes both advanced Administration and Design skills. VCIX replaces the current VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) level and provides more thorough validation of a candidate’s skills and knowledge. Additional changes include:

  • VCIX certification is comprised of two separate exams – one focused on Administration and one focused on Design
  • The VCIX Design exam will be available at more PearsonVue testing locations
  • VCIX Design exams have been shortened from 4 to 2 hours. The decreased time does not reflect ease of the exam, but is the result of the exam focusing on new topics only and does not include those covered by prior exams
  • Elite status for candidates who complete multiple VCIX certifications

Certification requirements: VCP Certification + VCIX Design exam + VCIX Administration exam

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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,078Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    Damn it. Now I want elite status for multiple VCAPs. Maybe I'll collect the last 2 VCAPs before they go away.
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  • tstrip007tstrip007 Posts: 305Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Do current vcap's auto obtain this? Surely if you have design and admin you get this
  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT Posts: 1,148Registered Members
    tstrip007 wrote: »
    Do current vcap's auto obtain this? Surely if you have design and admin you get this

    VCAPs stop at the vSphere 5.x product line and VCIXs start with the vSphere 6.x product line.
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Registered Members
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,545Registered Members
    Damn it VMware, keep it simple. Freaking HR having no clue whatsoever about VCAP's anyway, will be even more befuddled than ever before. Now there are two types of Experts - Implementation (with a design component!) and Design. At face value, it kind of takes the sheen away a little bit from the VCDX. The 'X' in there made it sexy. Wouldnt stop me from getting there.

    Whatever though, like Dave, I want that 'elite' status too! For water cooler bragging rights, that is icon_razz.gif
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    F*CK I just ordered the VCAP5-DCV study material too....

    Pissed now crash.gif
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,545Registered Members
    It's not too bad mate, the knowledge wont go to waste..
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    Essendon wrote: »
    It's not too bad mate, the knowledge wont go to waste..

    I know, guess I'll wait for the other book....
  • SlowhandSlowhand Posts: 5,159Moderators
    It's as if though the industry learned nothing from Microsoft's shift from the old MCSE to MCITP. By the time HR reps and IT directors became aware of what the MCITP series was, it was back to the MCSE acronym again. Changing the internal workings and requirements for a cert is one thing, but changing the name is always bad mojo, especially when the old name, VCAP, was just beginning to get a foothold in the industry as "one better than VCP" for a lot of companies.


    Here's to putting both VCIX and "VCAP6" on our resumes so we show up properly in all those recruiter-databases, just like we did with "MCSE 2008". icon_lol.gif

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  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Registered Members
    Deathmage wrote: »
    I know, guess I'll wait for the other book....
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  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT Posts: 1,148Registered Members
    kj0 wrote: »

    Hahahaha I was just thinking... where is the preorder link?
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Registered Members
    iBrokeIT wrote: »
    Hahahaha I was just thinking... where is the preorder link?
    Click the word "pre-order" ;)
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,078Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    Deathmage wrote: »
    F*CK I just ordered the VCAP5-DCV study material too....

    Pissed now crash.gif

    You should rejoice. They changed the exam name and made it easier.
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  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Registered Members
    Just did up a quick Blog post. http://vexpert.me/yb
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  • GSXRulesGSXRules Posts: 109Registered Members
    The exams won't be easier.

    scuttlebutt is 1 VCAP exam + 1 VCIX exam (assuming same silo, one design, one admin) = 1VCAP cert & 1VCIX cert

    same price
  • tstrip007tstrip007 Posts: 305Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Wonder what the beni's of "elite status" are? Besides the knowledge, power, fame, women, and fast cars of course...
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Registered Members
    Essendon wrote: »
    Whatever though, like Dave, I want that 'elite' status too! For water cooler bragging rights, that is icon_razz.gif
    I'm really going to have to get the Elite status now ..We just bought a water cooler!
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,545Registered Members
    tstrip007 wrote: »
    Wonder what the beni's of "elite status" are? Besides the knowledge, power, fame, women, and fast cars of course...

    Wank factor. No more ;)
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,078Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    GSXRules wrote: »
    The exams won't be easier.

    scuttlebutt is 1 VCAP exam + 1 VCIX exam (assuming same silo, one design, one admin) = 1VCAP cert & 1VCIX cert

    same price

    A 2 hour exam is easier than a 4 hour exam even if the exam material are the same difficulty level because a 2 hour exam isn't as mentally and physically tough as a 4 hour exam.

    More importantly, what about elite status for those of us with multiple VCAPs? :)
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  • GSXRulesGSXRules Posts: 109Registered Members
    dave330i wrote: »
    A 2 hour exam is easier than a 4 hour exam even if the exam material are the same difficulty level because a 2 hour exam isn't as mentally and physically tough as a 4 hour exam.

    More importantly, what about elite status for those of us with multiple VCAPs? :)

    If you are not any more likely to pass one than the other, it's not easier ;)

    Working on what "Elite" means if that has been decided.
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    dave330i wrote: »
    You should rejoice. They changed the exam name and made it easier.

    True, easier isn't always better.
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    tstrip007 wrote: »
    Wonder what the beni's of "elite status" are? Besides the knowledge, power, fame, women, and fast cars of course...


    Rofl, if you go up to a girl at a bar and say your a VCAP5-DCV and you walk out with her I envy you. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,078Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    Deathmage wrote: »
    Rofl, if you go up to a girl at a bar and say your a VCAP5-DCV and you walk out with her I envy you. icon_rolleyes.gif

    No. What you're suppose to do is walk up to a girl and ask her, "Wanna see my VCAPs?" icon_wink.gif
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  • XavorXavor Posts: 161Registered Members
    Essendon wrote: »
    Damn it VMware, keep it simple.

    This is why I stopped trying to do VMware certs (and the 2 yr change) and I'm transitioning to OpenStack.
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,545Registered Members
    I'm trying to wrap my head around OpenStack too. What kind of work have you had the chance to do with it?
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  • tstrip007tstrip007 Posts: 305Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Deathmage wrote: »
    Rofl, if you go up to a girl at a bar and say your a VCAP5-DCV and you walk out with her I envy you. icon_rolleyes.gif

    The only time that would ever happen on this earth is if she was only a VCP.
  • XavorXavor Posts: 161Registered Members
    Essendon wrote: »
    I'm trying to wrap my head around OpenStack too. What kind of work have you had the chance to do with it?

    PM sent.
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