VMware Certified Design Expert – Cloud (VCDX-Cloud)

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of certification offered by VMware. The VCDX Program allows candidates to validate enterprise-class skills in VMware Solution design and implementation.

VCDX-Cloud requires enterprise-class vSphere and data center virtualization skills but the focus is on adding the VMware vCloud Suite, building out the software-defined-data center, and delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service with comprehensive management and security.

Earning the new VCDX–Cloud certification from VMware will validate your world-class vSphere and Cloud Infrastructure design skills, and will make you one of the first globally-recognized enterprise-class Cloud Architects in the industry.

VCDX-Cloud Benefits

  • Recognition of your technical knowledge and skills
  • Official transcripts
  • Use of VMware Certified Design Expert - Cloud logo
  • Access to the exclusive VCDX portal & logo merchandise store
  • Invitation to beta exams and classes
  • Discounts from VMware Press
  • Discounted admission to VMware events
  • VCDX logo wear
  • Press release support
  • Bio featured in the VCDX Directory
  • Greater opportunities for career advancement

Prepare for the Exam

Get VCDX-Cloud Certified

VCDX certification is achieved through a unique, process where all candidates must submit and successfully defend a production-ready VMware Solution before a panel of veteran VCDX-holders. This unique testing process ensures that those who achieve VCDX are peer-vetted and ready to join an elite group of world-class consulting architects.

The VCDX-Cloud Application & Handbook contains all information required to apply for and participate in the VCDX-Cloud Program.

Become a VCDX-Cloud

VCDX-Cloud Path

  1. Hold the following VCAP level certifications:
    • VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Administration (VCAP-CIA)
    • VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Cloud Infrastructure Design (VCAP-CID)
  2. Submit an application which includes:
    • a production-ready VMware vCloud Suite-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) design as described in the Blueprint
    • the business drivers which shaped the design
    • documentation required to support its successful implementation
  3. Defend your design before a panel of VCDX-Clouds

Path for current VCDX5-DCV to earn VCDX-Cloud

Current VCDX5-DCVs can earn VCDX-Cloud certification by completing the following steps:

  1. Earn both VCAP-CIA and VCAP-CID certifications
  2. Submit a successful VCDX-Cloud application

  3. Note: Current VCDX-DCVs do NOT have to defend their design to be certified as VCDX-Cloud.

VCDX-Cloud Defense Dates

All Questions regarding the 2014 VCDX Design Defense Schedule will be answered in this forum.

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