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During the Partner Exchange (PEX) of last year, VMware has announced a certifications path for the Enterprise Desktop Virtualization area (for more detail see this page). At the event of this year other there was some update on this path.
- Be a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP5)
- Pass the VCP5-DT exam
No requirement for a VCA certification, as was also modified in the VCP4-DT. No advantages for who is already a VCP4-DT: no discount and simplified path.
The VCP5 is quite strange, because View 5 can run also on vSphere 4.x, so IMHO a simple VCP4 or VCP5 could be a better requirement.
But there are also some good changes: the price is finally the same as a usual VCP exam (when I took the VCP4-DT it was more expensive) and, most important, same testing center of VCP (and not of VCAP).
And what’s happen with other DT certifications? There will exist a VCA5-DT? Sound strange there is no rumors about it, but also for VCAP5 the DCD beta was released before the DCA.
But more important… where is the VCAP-DT certification announced one year ago? Still no news about it… at this point seem sure that there will not exist a VCAP4-DT… let’s see if at least the VCAP5-DT will born before View 6.