VMware launches a new certification for virtualization architects

Yesterday, opening its new conference for partners, the Partner Exchange 2008, VMware announced a new technical certification for VAC partners: the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX).

The VCDX targets virtualization architects who already achieved the VCP certification and it’s made by two exams:

  • the VMware Enterprise Administration Exam (which include live labs)
  • the VMware Design Exam (which includes simulations and questions about design scenarios)

Additionally, the candidates have to present and discuss a VMware design and implementation plan (it’s not clear if this one must be a real-world, already implemented one).

To have an idea of which kind of challenges this new certification implies candidates may want to check the blueprint that VMware just published online.

The exam will go live later this month.