VMware Exams Retiring August 30th 2019

A number of VMware exams will be retired on August 30th 2019. The table below shows the exams to be retired and the exams taking their place: Retiring ExamReplacement Exam2V0-620 / vSphere 6 Foundations Exam2V0-01.19 / vSphere 6.7 Foundations Exam2V0-602 / vSphere 6.5 Foundations Exam2V0-01.19 / vSphere 6.7 Foundations Exam2V0-631 / VCP6-CMA Exam2V0-31.19 / Professional vRealize Automation 7.6 Exam 20192V0-731 / VCP7-CMA Exam2V0-31.19 / Professional vRealize Automation 7.6 Exam 20193V0-633 / VCAP6-CMA Deploy Exam3V0-31.18 / Advanced Deploy vRealize Automation 7.3 Exam 20182V0-621 / VCP6-DCV Exam2V0-21.19 / Professional vSphere 6.7 Exam 20192V0-621D / VCP6-DCV Delta Exam2V0-21.19 / Professional vSphere 6.7…

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VCAP6 exams retiring in September 2018

If you're looking at taking one of the VMware Advanced Professional exams listed below, you might want to get your skates on as they're being retired at the end of September: VCAP6 – Data Centre Virtualization Design (VCAP6-DCV Design) VCAP6 – Cloud Management and Automation Design (VCAP6-CMA Design) VCAP6 – Desktop and Mobility Design (VCAP6-DTM Design) Slots for these exams will start to run out in the next few weeks, so book up now if you want to take them. All available exams and certifications are detailed on VMware's certification page. If you want to check the list of retired…

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VCAP6-CMA Deploy Exam Launched

Last week the VMware education and certification team released the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam. This is a lab-based exam intended to test a candidate's knowledge of how to deploy and administer vRealize Automation (also in conjunction with Orchestrator, Business Standard, Application Services and vCloud Air). It's the next tier up from the VCP6-CMA exam. The blueprint and exam registration link can be found on the VCAP6-CMA exam page.…

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VMworld 2014 - Day 3

It's also the the day after the night before for some, and hence often quieter first thing in the morning (as was the case again this year). For some reason, all of the sessions that I had originally planned to attend, and already had in my calendar, I had been unregistered from and several I couldn't get back into. I did manage to squeeze into a session about the inner workings of EVO:RAIL (SDDC1337 – Technical Deep Dive on EVO:RAIL) that provided some useful background for me. I like the idea of where VMware (and their hardware partners)…

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VCAP5-DCA... Passed!

I'm not the world's biggest fan of exams and I've been putting this one off for a while. But, after Gregg Robertson volunteered me (at VMworld Europe) to pursue VCDX in 2014, I thought I ought to get it scheduled. I took the VCAP4-DCA back in 2011 and became the 189th person to pass it. You would think then that the VCAP5 wouldn't pose a big issue. I was concerned though that I spend more time now using tools like Word and Visio than I do mucking about in the vSphere Client. Turns out that I needn't have worried quite…

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VMware Certifications

Whilst doing the rounds in the VMworld Solutions Exchange, I got into a conversation about VMware certifications on VMware's stand. I was there for quite a while and learned a lot about how VMware choose questions and tasks for their exams. It's quite an involved process and one designed to ensure that a certain percentage of people sitting the exams are capable of answering each question. Each question must be carefully considered and researched by a small panel of people before it is submitted in to a pool from which the exams are built. In the case of the VCAP-DCA…

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VCAP-DCA... done!

Where do I begin? I am so glad it's over. It's been a long time since I took an exam where I had to wait for the results. Maybe even 14 years! Even then though, I knew the exact date when the results were due. With the VCAP-DCA, VMware say that you'll get your score within 10 business days. That's not too precise (although thankfully not too long either) and in the end it was more like 13 business days since I actually took the exam. So, what's it like? There's a limit to what I can and will say…

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Objective 1.1 – Tools and Summary

Well, that one objective dealt with. Just another 30 odd to go. Don’t forget that reading is not everything, you need to have done as much of this stuff as possible. There are links to VMware’s product documentation throughout, be sure to be familiar with it as the language and methods that they use there should be the same as you’ll find in the VCAP exam – I hope.…

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