VMware Certified Design Expert 4 - Data Center Virtualization (VCDX4-DCV)
VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of VMware certification. This elite group is comprised of design architects highly-skilled in VMware enterprise deployments and the program is designed for veteran professionals who want to validate and demonstrate their expertise in VMware technology.
- Recognition of your technical knowledge and skills
- Official transcripts
- Use of VMware Certified Design Expert 4 - Data Center Virtualization logo
- Access to the exclusive VCDX portal & logo merchandise store
- Invitation to beta exams and classes
- Discounted admission to VMware events
- VCDX logo wear
- Press release support
- Bio featured in the VCDX Directory
- Greater opportunities for career advancement
Get VCDX4-DCV Certified
VCDX certification is achieved through a unique, two-step 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.
- Submit a VCDX4-DCV Application that is accepted
- Successfully present and defend a VMware vSphere based virtual infrastructure design and implementation plan
- Have both your VMware Certified Advanced Professional- Data Center Administration (VCAP4-DCA) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Design (VCAP4-DCD) certifications VMware no longer requires VCAP exams to be taken in a specific sequence. However, both must be passed before the submitting your VCDX4-DCV Application.
- 10-13 February 2014 - VMware Partner Exchange 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA
Applications are due by 20 December 2013 - Register here
- 7-9 April 2014 – Frimley, UK and Sydney, Australia
Applications are due by 2 February 2014
- 7-9 July 2014 – Cambridge, MA, USA; Frankfurt, Germany; and Singapore
Applications are due by 9 May 2014
- 6-8 October 2014 – Palo Alto, CA, USA; Frimley, UK; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Applications are due 8 August 2014
All Questions regarding the 2014 VCDX Design Defense Schedule will be answered in this forum.
Upgrade to VCDX4-DCV from VCDX3
To upgrade your current VCDX3 certification to VCDX4-DCV certification you must take and pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 - Data Center Design (VCAP4-DCD) exam.
Upgrade from VCDX4-DCV to VCDX5-DCV
If you are already a VCDX4-DCV, the upgrade path to VCDX5-DCV has been announced.
The following VMware advanced courses are recommended for VCDX4-DCV certification preparation but are not required: