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VMware certifications paths have been increased in the recent years. From the original (and only) path, depending by the VMware technology, other paths have been added.

On 2015, there were four paths (see also VMware certification roadmap v6) on the main VMware core products:

  • Data Center Virtualization (DCV) on the vSphere product (and partially on vSAN and vRealize Operations and Log Insight)
  • Network Virtualization on NSX
  • Cloud Management and Automation on vRealize Automation and Orchestrator
  • Desktop and Mobility on Horizon and other technologies (AppVolumes, Workspace, …)

Each path has different certification level as describe in this post: Are you ready for new VMware’s certifications?

Both other paths has been added, although they don’t have all the certifications levels of the main four paths:

To summize the different paths:

The new new VMware Certified Professional – Digital Workspace 2018 (VCP-DW 2018) certification is the first certification within the new Digital Workspace track.

Earning this certification validates your ability to securely deliver and manage any app on any device using VMware Workspace ONE. VCP-DW 2018 spans a broad range of essential skills, including configuration, deployment, management, maintenance, optimization, and basic troubleshooting.

Probably other level will be added in the future, depending on how this certification will be accepted by the market.

Note also that there are some “specialist exams” that are outside those paths (and does not count for the certification levels). For example:

I’ve already wrote about the specialist exam (My experience with vSAN 2017 Specialist exam) but at this time I still not get the value of those exams, untill they became part of the certification paths or, at least, required for VMware partner levels.

For more information see also the official VMware certifications roadmap.


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.