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VMware Certified Design Expert 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCDX6-DCV)

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of VMware certification. This elite group of VCDX professionals is comprised of design architects highly-skilled in VMware enterprise deployments. Prove you can deliver true business value by validating your expertise in vSphere6.x and enabling the best performance, availability, and efficiency from your infrastructure and applications.

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VCDX6-DCV Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you hold a valid VCIX6-DCV badge:
1: Review and understand the blueprint.
2: Select and build a design, based on the guidance in the handbook.
3: Submit and pass application and design review.
4: Successfully defend the design against three panelists.


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VCDX6-DCV Certification Requirements
+ Path 1: If you hold a previous version of VCDX-DCV:
2: VCAP6-DCV Design certification.
+ Path 2: If you hold a VCDX in a track other than DCV:
1: Required Prerequisite: VCDX-DCV certification (any version)
2: VCIX6-DCV certification
3: Review and understand the blueprint.
4: Select and build a design, based on the guidance in the handbook.
5: Submit and pass application and design review.
6: Successfully defend the design in a one-hour phone interview.

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If I have more than one VCDX, can I take any VCAP Design exam to upgrade?

The tracks are all individual, so to upgrade to VCDX6, you will need to take the VCAP6 Design exam in that track. For example, if you are a VCDX5-DCV, regardless of how many other VCDXs you hold, you will need to pass the VCAP6-DCV Design exam to upgrade to VCDX6-DCV..


What are the costs associated with the VCDX program?

There are two separate fees: An Application Fee of $600 USD is collected when you have submitted a complete application package. If the application is accepted for a defense before the VCDX Panel, a Defense Fee of $3000 USD will be due. Fees are subject to change.

Any and all costs related to traveling to a design defense are the candidate's responsibility.