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The available VCDX defense dates (and locations) for 2014 are been recently announced on a thread in the VMware Community. Some were already well know (during the PEX event).

The interesting aspect is that there are more locations (basically one per main Region) and that (actually) seems that there is no plan to bring the defence during the VMworld (not a new idea, but this time make sense, considering the better proposal of dates and places).

Actually is not clear which kind of VCDX defense will be avaible, but of course there will be VCDX5-DCV and VCDX5-Cloud. Confirmed also that the VCDX5-Desktop will be avaible in the second half of 2014, not clear (but probably the answer is no) if also VCDX4 will still possible.


This is the list of VCDX planned defense for 2014:

  • February 10-14 2014: VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) – San Francisco CA US
    Applications for the PEX San Francisco 2014 VCDX Design Defense will be due on or before Midnight PST (UTC -8:00)  Friday December 20,  2013
  • April 2014: April 7-9 2014 Frimley UK or April 7-9 2014 Sydney AU
    Applications for April 2014 Frimley and Sydney VCDX Design Defense will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8:00) Friday 02 February 2014
  • July 2014: July 7-9 2014 Cambridge MA US or July 7-9 2014 Frankfurt DE or July 7-9 2014 Singapore SG
    Applications for July 2014 Cambridge, Frankfurt, and Singapore VCDX Design Defense will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8:00) Friday 09 May 2014
  • October 2014: October 6-8 2014 Palo Alto CA USA or October 6-8 2014 Frimley UK or October 6-8 2014 Kuala Lumpur MY
    Applications for October 2014 Palo Alto, Frimley, and Kuala Lumpur VCDX Design Defense will be due on or before Midnight PDT (UTC -8:00) Friday 08 August 2014.

In this post (confirmed also here) it’s also confimed that there will be also some VCDX-Desktop defense:

The VCDX-Desktop Design Defense Blueprint and the VCDX-Desktop Application & Handbook will be available for download on February 10, 2014. VCDX-Desktop applications from current VCDX-holders who have achieved the prerequisite VCAP certifications will be accepted any time after February 10th.

There isn’t yet a complete list of all VCDX (and VCAP) BootCamp, but several dates and locations are planned.


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.