Certification Paths

Path if you hold

Certification Paths

Path if you hold

  1. Overview
  2. no VCDX certifications
  4. VCDX in a different track

Cloud Management and Automation Certification Path

Cloud Management and Automation Design 2022

Certification Path if you hold no VCDX certifications

Certification Path if you hold a VCDX-CMA

Certification Path if you hold a VCDX in a different track


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-CMA, regardless of how many other VCDXs you hold, you will need to pass the latest VCAP-CMA Design exam to upgrade to VCDX-CMA 2024.

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.

Yes. Our new blueprint and scoring rubrics will support designs based on either VMware vRealize Automation, VMware vCloud Director, or VMware vSphere Integrated OpenStack-based solutions.

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.

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