New VMware Advanced Certifications

May 26, 2010 — Leave a comment

VMware have announced the availability of two new VMware advanced certifications. The new VCAP certifications come above the VCP4 certification which is a base requirement and below the VCDX certification.

The first of the certifications is VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4 -Datacenter Administration (VCAP4-DCA)

From VMware’s website

The VCAP-DCA is directed toward System Administrators, Senior Consultants and Technical Support Engineers who work with large and more complex virtualized environments and can demonstrate technical leadership with vSphere technologies. Successful candidates are able to use automation tools, to plan and design virtualized solutions and to administer all vSphere Enterprise components. Registration opens July 12

The second of the certifications is the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 4-Datacenter Design (VCAP4-DCD).

From VMware’s website

The VCAP-DCD is directed toward IT Architects and Consulting Architects who design VMware solutions in a multi-site, large enterprise environment. They have a deep understanding both of VMware core components and their relation to storage and networking as well as datacenter design methodologies. They also possess knowledge of applications and physical infrastructure, as well as their relationship to the virtual infrastructure. Registration opens in August.

Whilst these new certifications have courses associated with them the courses aren’t a requirement, but you will need to be a VCP4 before attempting these certifications.

Details of the certifications are available from VMware’s Website –

I would also recommend listening to tonight’s (Wednesday 26th May) VMware communities roundtable podcast as there was a lot of discussion about these certifications. You can download it from iTunes or hopefully this link should work >>

These certifications will also be a stepping stone towards the VCDX certification.

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