Where is this VCIX Certification?. Where will I find it how would I prepare for it?. This was the first question raised in my mind when I heard about VCIX. After some research, I am writing this to shed some light on this topic.
VCIX is a special designation earned by completing VCAP on both designing and deploying infrastructure solutions and not a certification itself. ( I have explained DCV path)
If you are new to VMware Certification the path is very clear. Complete VCP6DCV, take either VCAP Design/Deploy and clear the pending VCAP. You will be credited VCIX.
But if you hold a VCAP5 the path changes.
Various possible paths:
- If you hold a VCP5
- The path for version 6 is all new and you have to start from VCP6 and go all the way to VCIX6
- If you hold a VCAP5 DCA
- You have to clear the VCAP6 Design and you will be given VCIX
- If you hold a VCAP5-DCD
- It is same as the other path. You have to clear the VCAP6 Deploy to claim your VCIX
- If you hold both VCAP5 DCA and DCD
- you have to take either VCAP6 Deploy or Design
So, how will I know I am a VCIX?
VMware has partnered with Acclaim, once you complete your certification you can claim a digital badge. You will be credited with VCP, VCAP, VCIX and VCDX badges. More information about Acclaim can be found here.
In addition, if you are planning for VCDX6, here is the piece of information you may be interested.
The path for VCDXstates VCP6 is mandatory. However, taking the alternate path available for eligible candidates you should be eligible for VCDX6
Here’s a post by Karl Childs on twitter
As per the new VMware Certification policies, they are trying to simplify the certification experience for existing candidates. In a nutshell, do not let your existing certifications to expire as they will help you in upgrading.