Dave's VCDX journey

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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Essendon wrote: »
    Great! Going with a new design or improving on the first one?

    New design. I have to do about 30-40% of VCDX prep work for something else.
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I must be a glutton for punishment. I'm thinking about picking up this thread again.
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  • joelsfoodjoelsfood Posts: 1,025Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Keep us in the loop if you do. This is one of things on my far future/possible list (have to finish my CCIE and get my mid level Vmware certs first).
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    I got to talking to one of the guys on the VCDX panel at the VMUG, he gave me invaluable insight in the VCDX pursuit and what to do for the VCAP.

    I heard that for the VCDX-NV they were basically giving the cert away to promote it, they change it cause they weren't yielding people with the appropriate skillz. Like I guess if your a CCIE you be just handed a VCDX-NV and that just wasn't the case...so VMware change it...

    VMware isn't as 'easy' as most think... it's defiantly not something in the advanced levels you can just read a book and be an expert. - I mean you can, but realistically how good would that person be?
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Deathmage wrote: »
    I heard that for the VCDX-NV they were bascially giving the cert away to promote it, they change it cause they weren't yielding people with the appropriate skillz. Like I guess if your a CCIE you be just handed a VCDX-NV and that just wasn't the case...

    No. The cert path for the 1st batch were different, but it wasn't cakewalk.
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    dave330i wrote: »
    No. The cert path for the 1st batch were different, but it wasn't cakewalk.

    Indeed, Tim was talking about it. It was a learning experience for VMware specifically, now it's harder he said.
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Deathmage wrote: »
    I heard that for the VCDX-NV they were basically giving the cert away to promote it, they change it cause they weren't yielding people with the appropriate skillz. Like I guess if your a CCIE you be just handed a VCDX-NV and that just wasn't the case...so VMware change it...
    When the first 20 or so batch of VCDX:NVs came out, I was like - what the hell, they seem to have handed it out - there was even a long Twitter thread about it. This is just not true, it would've devalued the cert. The first batch, like Dave said, became VCDX:NVs slightly differently than you normally would, but it wasnt easy, that's for sure.
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    dave330i wrote: »
    I must be a glutton for punishment. I'm thinking about picking up this thread again.

    So are you continuing the gluttony Dave?
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Essendon wrote: »
    So are you continuing the gluttony Dave?

    I'm working towards more management/soft skills roles. There is an interesting design I might be doing for a customer. We'll see how it all works out. If I end up with fictitious design, there's no way I'm working on it by myself.
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Got some interesting advice and validation. Will probably pick this up again.
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Finally found a really cool design. Problem is that it's vSphere 6. icon_sad.gif
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I heard you could submit a vSphere 6 based design for VCDX5. Run it past Colotti to confirm mate.
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Essendon wrote: »
    I heard you could submit a vSphere 6 based design for VCDX5. Run it past Colotti to confirm mate.

    I'll just pass VCIX6. They aren't that hard.
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    dave330i wrote: »
    I'll just pass VCIX6. They aren't that hard.


    When the frig are they coming out?

    Followed the advise on many to do VCP6-DCV with the plan to do VCIX, but VMware is closed lipped on a ETA of when the friggin' exam is going to be released. So I'm perplexed if I should just do VCAP or twittle my thumbs....

    Taking the VCP6 in a few weeks, the book from Nick Marshall is pretty easy, reading it is stupid easy since I deal with this stuff daily; it's funny how a year ago I thought this stuff was hard.
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    dave330i wrote: »
    I'll just pass VCIX6. They aren't that hard.

    You dont just pass it, at least in CMA land you need to pass two VCAP6 to achieve it
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    Hey Dave, how close you to your VCDX? ...Heck I think Manny get close to his VCDX then a jack kicks him. icon_razz.gif

    Could I possibly get it before you, if I consume crack in liquid form. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Deathmage wrote: »
    then a jack kicks him.
    What does this mean mate?! You've said it three times now.. I want to know now!
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  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Essendon wrote: »
    I want to know now!
    The suspense is killing! Perhaps he is a card player?
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Something to do with WoW methinks..
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Deathmage wrote: »
    Hey Dave, how close you to your VCDX? ...Heck I think Manny get close to his VCDX then a jack kicks him. icon_razz.gif

    Could I possibly get it before you, if I consume crack in liquid form. icon_rolleyes.gif

    June/July.
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    Lol....the boys down under are stumped...

    No Wow terms, icon_razz.gif

    Isn't a jack another word for a kangaroo? icon_bounce.gif
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    dave330i wrote: »
    June/July.

    Ya no way in frack, I'll probably get MCSA/VCAP5-DCV by June.
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Deathmage wrote: »
    Isn't a jack another word for a kangaroo? icon_bounce.gif
    Nope. but Dog-meat or roadkill is.
    2017 Goals: VCP6-DCV | VCIX
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Looks like last submission for this year is July 7. Guess that'll be when my docs will be complete.
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    How did you go Dave? Ended up submitting or targeting Dec 2?
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I've lost interest in technical certs these days.
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Fair enough. I know you were working towards getting into an MBA program, got in?
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Trying to figure out the best way to pay for it.
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    Given the state of technical exams I totally get how one can lose interest.

    Sat my first VCAP and I was ready to throw the towel

    VCAP6-CMA Design – What a shambles – Open902.com

    Passed at the end but only gave it another shot as I do personally want to aim for the DX next year (CMA). But after that ... Might stop ...
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I find myself with some free time, so I guess I'll start up again and see how far I get in the next 2 weeks.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
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