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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Certification Path if you hold

1. Earn the VCP-DCV 2021

2. Earn the VCIX-DCV 2021 Badge

3. Review and understand the blueprint

4. Select and build a design, based on the guidance in the handbook

5. Submit and pass the application and design review

6. Successfully defend the design against three panelists

1. (Recommended) Attend one of the training courses

2. (Required) Pass ONE of the VCAP-DCV Design Exams

1. Earn the VCP-DCV 2021

2. Earn the VCIX-DCV 2021 Badge

3. Review and understand the blueprint

4. Select and build a design, based on the guidance in the handbook

5. Submit and pass the application and design review

6. Successfully defend the design in a one-hour phone interview with three panelists

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FAQs

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 VCDX 2021, you will need to take the VCAP Design 2021 exam in that track. For example, if you are a VCDX-DCV 2020, regardless of how many other VCDXs you hold, you will need to pass the VCAP-DCV Design 2021 exam to upgrade to VCDX-DCV 2021.

What are the costs associated with the VCDX program?

The VCDX has two separate fees: An Application Fee of $995 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 will be due: either $3000 for in-person defenses or $995 for remote defenses. First-time defenses are typically held in-person; however, we are currently only offering remote defenses due to in-person restrictions. Fees are subject to change. Any and all costs related to traveling to a design defense are the candidate's responsibility.

During my VCDX defense, I wasn't able to get through all of my prepared presentation. Will that affect my result?

Currently, we are only offering remote defenses due to in-person restrictions and there are two separate fees: An Application Fee of $995 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 $995 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.

Note: Out of Covid-19 restrictions a remote Defense option is not available on first-attempts; the Defense fee is normally $3000 USD.