VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) is the highest level of certification offered by VMware. The VCDX certification allows you to highlight your enterprise-class skills in VMware Solution design and implementation.

The VCDX-EUC 2021 requires enterprise-class VMware Horizon 7® and/or VMware Workspace ONE design and implementation expertise, in addition to vSphere and data center virtualization. Earning the VCDX-EUC 2021 program proves your ability to design, implement, document, and test scalable, complex, Desktop Virtualization and Mobile Computing® environments that meet specific customer business objectives.

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Certification Path if you hold

1. Earn the VCP-DTM 2021

2. Earn the VCIX-DTM 2021 Badge

3. Review and understand the blueprint

4. Select and build a design, based on the blueprint

5. Submit the design application and code of conduct through the application form

6. Pass the application and design review

7. Successfully defend the design against three panelists

1. (Recommended) Attend one of the training courses

2. Pass the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 7 - Desktop Management Design exam

1. Earn the VCP-DTM 2021

2. Earn the VCIX-DTM 2021 Badge

3. Review and understand the blueprint

4. Select and build a design, based on the blueprint

5. Submit the design application and code of conduct through the application form

6. Pass the application and design review

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

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FAQs

Why does the VCDX-EUC 2021 have a year designator as its version?

The year makes it easier for certification holders, and the people who hire them, to easily and immediately recognize how current a certification is. It allows more frequent certification updates versus intermittent updates based on product feature releases.

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

The tracks are all individual, so to upgrade your VCDX, you will need to take the VCAP Design exam in that track. For example, if you are a VCDX-DTM, regardless of how many other VCDXs you hold, you will need to pass the VCAP-DTM Design 2021 exam to upgrade to VCDX-EUC 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?

No, it will not. The presentation is a tool to refer to when answering questions from the panelists, rather than to use as a full presentation. Although you will be given a few minutes to provide an overview, be prepared to start answering questions at any time. Use your presentation as an indexed tool to quickly jump to slides that will help answer specific questions. Since the panelists have reviewed the design already, they will already know much of what you are presenting, and they want to ensure there is time to answer questions they have. Overall, it is better to answer the questions than to go slide by slide through the presentation.

Why do I no longer see VCDX-DW? What happened to Digital Workspace?

Digital Workspace (DW) solution track has changed to End-User Computing (EUC). Both Desktop Management and Digital Workspace certifications are part of the EUC domain, although they each relate to different roles. While both domains relate to managing devices and applications for end users, the purposes, use cases, platforms, hosting and methods are different. Click here to learn more.