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The VCAP-DTD exam is quite similar, in the format, as the VCAP-DCD one, with lot of questions (115 questions!), composed by multiple choice, drag and drop, scenario questions, along with some “visio” style design questions.

The total time for this exam is 195 minutes (with the usual 30 min. extension for non native English Countries) that seems much, but could be not enough considering that some questions (scenarios based and “visio”) will take a lot of time!

VCAP-DTDAs usuall the first information point is the certification page that include a PDF with the program overview (almost the same information from the web site) and the Exam Blueprint actually in v3.0 (26 March 2013). You can find also an example of the “visio” part in the Practice Exam & UI Demo; unfortunately there isn’t (yet) a Mock Exam.

Also you can use the official documentation (it’s not declared the version of product, but all links are actually in version 5.1), but I suggest to download also several whitepapers available from the VMware site.

The following VMware courses are recommended to help you prepare for the VCAP-DTD exam, but are not required:

Although courses can help, some experience and review in View designs could be more useful for this certification. And there are also several interesting video resources:

Other resources:


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.