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Reading Time: < 1 minute With the results of the last VCDX defense (during VMworld EU), we have finally reach more than 100 VCDX (actually VCDX-DV) worldwide. The VCDX directory seems already updated with recent people. So, congrats to @chriswahl, @jpiscaer,  @fojta,  @baecke, @SimonLong_  and all new VCDX!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some hours ago I have received an e-mail from VMware Technical Certification Team to my VCDX5-DV certification (DV is the datacenter virtualization path) in my official transcript:: Your online transcripts will reflect your VMware Certified Design Expert 5 – Datacenter Virtualization status as soon as you: –  Confirm your shipping address –  Consent to transcript release –  Accept the VMware Certification Agreement Note that finally the VCDX5-DV path has been published (and also the upgrade path has been confirmed). Seems that VMworld Barcelona will be the last opportunity to defend a VCDX version 4, from […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute The VMworld defense sessions (both at San Francisco and Barcelona) may be not  the last VCDX4 defense opportunities (as written in this previous post). As written in a recent post in the VMTN VCDX Community, there is a pre-registration for a possible VCDX4 and VCDX5 Defense event in Tokyo following the Tokyo vForum in November. The proposed dates are November 8-9, 2012. To pre-register and show your interest in pursuing a VCDX credential at this proposed event just complete the survey.  If there will be a sufficient demand probably this session will be confirmed. Note […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes From an initiative of Gregg Robertson, this is a short interview. The original page is at: VCDX Spotlight- Andrea Mauro How did you get into using VMware? As most people I’ve started of course with VMware Workstation and honestly not with the ESX 1.0 (I remember that was not possible, at least in my Country) to have an evaluation or trial version. My first virtualization project (for academic purposes) was building a virtual honeynet with Linux UML (it was the end of 2001). My first virtualization project based for a production system virtualization solution was […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the VMware Community (in the Training & Certification area) has recently been confirmed that there are new VCDX4 defenses (for the original post see: VCDX Defenses at VMworld San Francisco and Barcelona 2012). So the Toronto defence will not be the last opportunity for VCDX4 certification (as written in a previous post) and is a good news for people involved in this kind of certification that require several time. Also I consider a good choice to permit the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) defenses at VMworld San Francisco and VMworld Barcelona. The travel expenses […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although is not yet on the official certification page, there was a post in the VMware Community with the official path for VCDX5 upgrade: VMware Certification Announces Upgrade Path from VCDX4 to VCDX5. Current VCDX4 holders in good standing will be able to upgrade their certification to VCDX5 by successfully passing the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5- Datacenter Design (VDCD510) exam. The VCAP5-DCD exam release date will be announced in May. Release of the VCAP5-DCD final exam blueprint will occur at that time. VCDX4-holders in good standing who have completed the VCAP5-DCD Beta Exam and […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seems confirmed that Toronto (Ontario, Canada) VCDX defense will be the last for the VCDX4. It is schedule in the week of May 7 through 11, 2012, but the registration has closed some weeks ago (as usual to give the right time to analyse the applications). Previously, by popular demand, the VCDX program has added another opportunities to attempt VCDX4 (as written also in the post “New (and last?) VCDX defense opportunity“). But now, seems confirmed, on the VMware Community, that the next defense after Toronto will be a new type of VCDX (strange but […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some days ago there was a case of one guy that was using VCDX certification (and several other certifications) without having it (or at least without demonstrate it). One of the biggest problem in certification credibility is avoid fraud. Of course some could gain the certification with cheats and other form of frauds, but for some kind of certification (like the VCDX one) this is not possible: who gain it usually deserve it. Actually there is a transcript tool for VMware certifications (and also for some accreditation) but it’s not public. You have your transcript […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pubblicato su IT Certification Master. I’ve already describe my journey (see last link on but maybe I’ve not yet describe how this certification has change my life. Basically because my professional life is not change at all, but this was a my choice. After the certification I’ve received several interesting proposal, but I like my jobs and I’ve choose (for this period) to remain in the “same boat”. Anyway the VCDX experience was a really great challenge and an important grow (not for my career, as described before, but for my professional skill and knowledge). […]

Reading Time: 10 minutes See the complete interview on: How To Use Certifications To Become a Virtualization Expert – with Andrea Mauro In this interview you will find: What steps you must do to become VMware Certified Design Expert? Why you should not concentrate only on a virtualization technology, but also on other technologies like networking, storage and even SQL? Do you need to work with the biggest systems in the world to become a VCDX? What other certifications are good for vEngineers? IT Certification Master: Tell us something about the beginning of your career and about your first […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes One common question is “which certification should I get?” or “which is the best one?”… As usual it depends and is not a simple “objective” choice because it also depends on your needs and on what is required (in the IT field), that could also depends year by year. For the first question IMHO I really suggest to check your skills, think on what you would like to do and related to jobs offers. Which is the right certification could not be defined with a simple objective criteria. One criteria could simple choose a certification […]

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finally, after several problems and delays in shipment, I’ve received the VCDX4 welcome kit (with the letter dated “November 12, 2010“) relative of my upgrade of previous VCDX3 certification. As already written by several VCDXs, the certify is now only a paper version, with the wall plate (but I suppose that probably for new VCDX4 this version is still there). Apparently there isn’t any shirt with the welcome kit… but in the letter is included a specific voucher to have it from the VCDX4 Store.

Reading Time: < 1 minute So the last VCDX4 defense opportunity will not be Frankfurt, as written in a previous post… By popular demand, the VCDX program has added another opportunity to attempt VCDX.  This will take place in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, metropolitan area during the week of May 7 through 11, 2012.  The exact address will be provided to registered candidates who are accepted to defend. Registration will open on February 20, 2012.  Applications are due March 12, 2012. See the full announce on the VMware Community:

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