The VMware Validated Designs for Software-Defined Data Center 2017 badge holder is a technical expert who understands the VMware Validated Designs design decisions and can successfully deploy and configure the SDDC components to support multiple use cases.

Recommended Path if you hold Experience deploying a VVD:

1. Pass the VMware Validated Designs for Software-Defined Data Center 2017 Exam (5VB-101)

2. Complete a VVD-based design using the VVD Software Component List (SW BOM) and VVD Design Decision Checklist

3. Successfully deploy a VMware Validated Design at a customer site or with a partner

4. Have the VVD Deployment Attestation form completed and signed and send to the SDDC Digital Badge Team

5. Request to schedule and successfully complete the Skills Verification Interview (SVI)


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