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    Default VMware Certification Changes - VCIX replaces VCAP

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    VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) level

    VCIX focuses on multi-faceted implementation roles and includes both advanced Administration and Design skills. VCIX replaces the current VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) level and provides more thorough validation of a candidate’s skills and knowledge. Additional changes include:

    • VCIX certification is comprised of two separate exams – one focused on Administration and one focused on Design
    • The VCIX Design exam will be available at more PearsonVue testing locations
    • VCIX Design exams have been shortened from 4 to 2 hours. The decreased time does not reflect ease of the exam, but is the result of the exam focusing on new topics only and does not include those covered by prior exams
    • Elite status for candidates who complete multiple VCIX certifications

    Certification requirements: VCP Certification + VCIX Design exam + VCIX Administration exam
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    Damn it. Now I want elite status for multiple VCAPs. Maybe I'll collect the last 2 VCAPs before they go away.
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    Do current vcap's auto obtain this? Surely if you have design and admin you get this
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    Quote Originally Posted by tstrip007 View Post
    Do current vcap's auto obtain this? Surely if you have design and admin you get this
    VCAPs stop at the vSphere 5.x product line and VCIXs start with the vSphere 6.x product line.
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    Damn it VMware, keep it simple. Freaking HR having no clue whatsoever about VCAP's anyway, will be even more befuddled than ever before. Now there are two types of Experts - Implementation (with a design component!) and Design. At face value, it kind of takes the sheen away a little bit from the VCDX. The 'X' in there made it sexy. Wouldnt stop me from getting there.

    Whatever though, like Dave, I want that 'elite' status too! For water cooler bragging rights, that is
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    F*CK I just ordered the VCAP5-DCV study material too....

    Pissed now
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    It's not too bad mate, the knowledge wont go to waste..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Essendon View Post
    It's not too bad mate, the knowledge wont go to waste..
    I know, guess I'll wait for the other book....
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    It's as if though the industry learned nothing from Microsoft's shift from the old MCSE to MCITP. By the time HR reps and IT directors became aware of what the MCITP series was, it was back to the MCSE acronym again. Changing the internal workings and requirements for a cert is one thing, but changing the name is always bad mojo, especially when the old name, VCAP, was just beginning to get a foothold in the industry as "one better than VCP" for a lot of companies.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathmage View Post
    I know, guess I'll wait for the other book....
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    Hahahaha I was just thinking... where is the preorder link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iBrokeIT View Post
    Hahahaha I was just thinking... where is the preorder link?
    Click the word "pre-order"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathmage View Post
    F*CK I just ordered the VCAP5-DCV study material too....

    Pissed now
    You should rejoice. They changed the exam name and made it easier.
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    Just did up a quick Blog post. http://vexpert.me/yb
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    The exams won't be easier.

    scuttlebutt is 1 VCAP exam + 1 VCIX exam (assuming same silo, one design, one admin) = 1VCAP cert & 1VCIX cert

    same price
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    Wonder what the beni's of "elite status" are? Besides the knowledge, power, fame, women, and fast cars of course...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Essendon View Post
    Whatever though, like Dave, I want that 'elite' status too! For water cooler bragging rights, that is
    I'm really going to have to get the Elite status now ..We just bought a water cooler!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tstrip007 View Post
    Wonder what the beni's of "elite status" are? Besides the knowledge, power, fame, women, and fast cars of course...
    Wank factor. No more
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSXRules View Post
    The exams won't be easier.

    scuttlebutt is 1 VCAP exam + 1 VCIX exam (assuming same silo, one design, one admin) = 1VCAP cert & 1VCIX cert

    same price
    A 2 hour exam is easier than a 4 hour exam even if the exam material are the same difficulty level because a 2 hour exam isn't as mentally and physically tough as a 4 hour exam.

    More importantly, what about elite status for those of us with multiple VCAPs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave330i View Post
    A 2 hour exam is easier than a 4 hour exam even if the exam material are the same difficulty level because a 2 hour exam isn't as mentally and physically tough as a 4 hour exam.

    More importantly, what about elite status for those of us with multiple VCAPs?
    If you are not any more likely to pass one than the other, it's not easier

    Working on what "Elite" means if that has been decided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave330i View Post
    You should rejoice. They changed the exam name and made it easier.
    True, easier isn't always better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tstrip007 View Post
    Wonder what the beni's of "elite status" are? Besides the knowledge, power, fame, women, and fast cars of course...

    Rofl, if you go up to a girl at a bar and say your a VCAP5-DCV and you walk out with her I envy you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathmage View Post
    Rofl, if you go up to a girl at a bar and say your a VCAP5-DCV and you walk out with her I envy you.
    No. What you're suppose to do is walk up to a girl and ask her, "Wanna see my VCAPs?"
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