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VMware certifications path is a three level model: starting from VCP, VCAP to the top level VCDX certification. Plus an initial, but not relevant in the certification step (to increase your level) Associated level (VCA). And this for each technology area: datacenter, cloud and end user computing and soon the networking path.

Now there some new information about the network virtualization path, related to the VMware NSX product.

NSX-pathActually seems that the levels are different from the other paths (but note that is still a proposal, so may be changed):

  • VCA level is not represented, but was announced… so let’s see if it will appear
  • VCP-NV is confirmed
  • VCDX-NV is confirmed
  • There isn’t any VCAP level (at least not in the same way of other paths)
  • There is a new VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX-NV) between the missing VCAP level and the VCDX level

Is quite funny the new VCIX level, but make sense with the proposed career progression for Cisco Professionals:

But from my point of view was better map CCIE with VCDX… An implementer is not necessary an expert… it needs good procedure, but those are usually build by a designer… so I really do not understand the VCIX level (but maybe more explanations will be provided soon).


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.