VMware certifications prove the recipient is up to speed with the latest virtualization technology. The higher you go up the path, the more advanced your level of expertise.
VMware's newest certification, VMware Certified Associate, is the lowest level and indicates you have a basic understanding of virtualization technology and are able to apply it to VMware products. In the next step up, a VMware Certified Professional has more advanced skills, such as installing and configuring vCenter Server or VMware ESXi. The two next top tiers, VMware Certified Advanced Professional and VMware Certified Design Expert, put you in elite company.
This guide explains the different certification levels and the different paths currently available.
VMware certifications and VMware Certified Associate
VMware certifications burnish your resume and earn you respect in the industry. But how do you get started? Which path is the best fit for you? There are several avenues to choose from: cloud, end-user computing, network virtualization and data center. Becoming a VMware Certified Associate (VCA), VMware's newest certification level, will start you on your way.
VMware's newest certification, VMware Certified Associate, is also the simplest one and is good for those with basic knowledge of VMware technologies. Continue Reading
VMware Certified Professionals
Before VCAs, a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) was known as the beginner's certification. After the VCA announcement at VMworld 2013, VMware brought changes to the VCP level in March 2014 that some found difficult to process. Instead of earning a lifelong certification, VCPs must now recertify every two years, something VMware says will be beneficial.
Users with VMware Certified Professional certifications will no longer be certified for life and instead have to recertify after just a couple of years. Continue Reading
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VMware Certified Advanced Professional and VMware Certified Design Expert
To reach the top of the mountain of VMware certifications, you will need to become a VMware certified design expert (VCDX). But that advancement requires acquiring a VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) level. These two high-level certifications prove that those who have them are the cream of the crop in VMware users.
Having trouble choosing between different VCAP tracks? The advanced professional certification offers the most options among the data center, cloud and end-user computing tracks. Continue Reading
When VMware debuted five new cloud options and three new desktop virtualization options -- mostly for VCAPs -- some IT pros were skeptical. Continue Reading
After hours and hours of work to achieve a VCDX certification, the last obstacle you'll face is understanding panel defense. Getting a head start now on panel defense could give you a leg up down the road. Continue Reading